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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.

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Evaluer les risques professionnels dans les TPE : les atouts du numérique

Et si le premier pas des petites entreprises en matière de prévention se faisait grâce à Internet ? C’est le pari qu’ont fait plusieurs Etats membres de l’Union européenne, en développant des outils interactifs en ligne d’aide à l’évaluation des risques professionnels. Si les avantages sont nombreux, leur conception doit respecter quelques principes fondamentaux, gages de leur efficacité.

Les évolutions des technologies informatiques et des pratiques d’utilisation du Web conduisent aujourd’hui au développement de divers outils interactifs d’aide à l’évaluation des risques professionnels. Face aux difficultés rencontrées dans les très petites entreprises (TPE) pour prévenir les risques professionnels, plusieurs organismes de prévention se sont intéressés aux possibilités offertes par ces nouvelles technologies pour accompagner massivement les TPE dans leurs démarches de prévention. Read more