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.


  • Health & Safety: EBC becomes an official partner of new EU-OSHA campaign Healthy Workplaces campaign - - Read more  
  • Health & Safety: Revised Asbestos at Work Directive in EU Official Journal - - Read more  
  • Asbestos: EMPL Committee adopts Report on Asbestos at Work Directive in European Parliament - - Read more  
  • Asbestos: EBC position calls for a realistic legislative framework with strong accompanying measures for construction SMEs and crafts - - Read more  
  • Asbestos: EBC and FIEC joint statement to the draft EMPL report on asbestos at work - - Read more  
  • Asbestos: EBC meets MEP Villumsen to discuss asbestos at work and SMEs - - Read more  
  • 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  
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