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Welcome to OSHwiki
OSHwiki has been developed by EU-OSHA, to enable the sharing of occupational safety and health (OSH) knowledge, information and best practices, in order to support government, industry and employee organisations in ensuring safety and health at the workplace.

OSHwiki aims to be an authoritative source of information that is easily updated, edited or translated and reaches beyond the OSH community.

What is OSHwiki

OSHwiki is based on the wiki concept (see Wikipedia) of developing an online encyclopeadia where users collaborate to create and share knowledge. The OSHwiki community has already created a large a variety of articles.

How can I get involved
To ensure that information is current and compliant with principles of reliability and verifiability OSHwiki articles can only be created and edited by "Accredited Authors". If you belong to a recognised OSH professional or scientific organisation and would like to join, please fill in this form File:Author registration.pdf (save as link to download onto your hard drive) and send it to

Why should I join?

  • Professional benefit - By commenting and building upon original articles, you will be involved in knowledge development.
  • Personal benefit - You will gain recognition in the OSH community through the content you produce; you can demonstrate your expertise on a particular OSH topic.
  • Networking - You can contribute and debate new content on specific topics, connecting you with other authors.
  • Synergy - You can link your contributions to OSHwiki with your other tasks, or those of your institute. Or you can re-use the content you produce for other purposes.
  • Worldwide reach - Oshwiki is a global OSH community with a platform that works in all languages.

Featured Article

COVID-19: Back to the workplace - Adapting workplaces and protecting workers

EU guidance for a safe return to the workplace

These non-binding guidelines aim to help employers and workers to stay safe and healthy in a working environment that has changed significantly because of the COVID-19 pandemic. They give advice on:

  • Risk assessment and appropriate measures
    • minimising exposure to COVID-19
    • resuming work after a period of closure
    • coping with a high rate of absence
    • managing workers working from home
  • Involving workers
  • Taking care of workers who have been ill
  • Planning and learning for the future
  • Staying well informed
  • Information for sectors and occupations

The guidelines include examples of general measures, which depending on the particular work situation, can help employers achieve an appropriate safe and healthy work environment when resuming activities.

This document provides links to relevant information from EU-OSHA and includes a list of resources from various providers that target different industries and jobs at the end. Please note that the information in this guidance does not cover the healthcare setting, for which specific advice is available (e.g. from ECDC, WHO, CDC).

For any specific questions or worries not addressed in this document, refer to information from the local authorities, such as the health service or the labour inspectorate.Read more