Health & Safety

Over the last decade, the European construction sector has continuously improved its performance in Occupational Health and Safety (OHS), counting less fatal accidents and reducing work-related sickness. However, it still remains one of the most dangerous and high priority sectors of the European economy as the risks are various and dynamic.

EBC advocates for simplifications, the cutting of red tape as well as an improved implementation of existing regulations. Training, awareness raising and information for both employers and workers are key elements for the success of OHS campaigns in the construction sector and should therefore be supported with technical and financial support from European and national institutions.


  • Asbestos: Commission presents plans for screening and removal in High-Level Construction Forum - - Read more  
  • Asbestos: Commission proposes more realistic exposure limit value in new legislative proposal - - Read more  
  • Construction 4.0: new EU-funded EBC project “Human Centered Technologies for a safer and greener European Construction Industry” - - Read more  
  • Construction 4.0: EBC will explore human-centric technologies in new EU-funded project Beeyonders - - Read more  
  • Energy Efficiency: EBC asks for an ambitious but realistic EPBD recast to European Parliament - - Read more  
  • Reach revision: survey for construction professionals using construction products containing chemical with hazard risks - - Read more  
  • Asbestos: EBC calls for strong accompanying measures alongside a realistic limit value - - Read more  
  • Asbestos: EBC and FIEC meet Commission to discuss a realistic removal framework - - Read more  
  • Health & Safety: FIEC and EBC call for realistic occupational exposure limits on asbestos and strong accompanying measures - - Read more  
  • Chemical Agents and Asbestos: SMEs need a holistic approach - - Read more  
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