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.


  • 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  
  • Updates on Covid-19 - - Read more  
  • European Recovery Plan: The multiplier effect of investing in the EU construction sector - - Read more  
  • Joint Declaration on the European Recovery Fund: The construction ecosystem as priority with at least €320B dedicated budget - - Read more  
  • Renovation wave to support the recovery: videocall with EU Energy Commissioner Kadri Simson - - Read more  
  • Follow-up call with EU Internal Market Commissioner Breton - - Read more  
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