What is the
Transnational OSH E-observatory?

The OSH e-Observatory provides information and evidence-based analysis of data on occupational safety and health of posted workers in the EU. The purpose of e-Observatory is to collect and enhance relevant information for stakeholders (posted workers, employers, competent public authorities, trade unions, employers' associations, NGOs), researchers and media about the overlooked issue of OSH in the context of posting abroad to provide services. The e-Observatory is co-created and regularly updated by a group of researchers involved in the EaSI-Progress funded project POOSH - Occupational Safety and Health of Posted Workers, with the intention to enhance access to information and inform public and policy debates on the issue.

Videos from the conferences

Video from the final POOSH conference in Venice: POOSH round table discussion, 11 October 2018 (left).

Videos from the POOSH conference "Employment/Working Conditions, Occupational Safety and Health of Posted Workers".

The conference took place in Ljubljana on 15 February 2017.

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News and information


The occupational safety and health of posted workers is regulated by the Directive on Posting of Workers (96/71/EC), the Enforcement Directive (2014/67/EU) and the European Framework Directive on Safety and Health at Work (Directive 89/391 EEC).

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New policy brief on OSH of posted workers

Vienna, 08th of July, 2019

A new policy brief on occupational safety and health of posted workers has been recently published by European Centre in Vienna.


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Book of proceedings: Occupational Safety and Health of Posted Workers

Ljubljana, 15 Febraury 2017

The papers contained in this booklet were presented at the transnational conference “Employment/Working Conditions, Occupational Safety and Health of Posted Workers” in Ljubljana, Slovenia (15 February 2017). The conference brought together experts (researchers and practitioners) from several European countries to discuss the existing and new challenges related to OSH (occupational safety and health), labour, and working conditions of posted workers. The conference served as the launch event of the POOSH project, financed by the European Comission (Programme EaSI PROGRESS) and led by Dr. Kristina Toplak from the Slovenian Migration Institute at ZRC SAZU. The booklet is covering the topic of the OSH of posted workers from several angles. The first part is framed around contributions given by researchers working in the field of labor mobility, with the focus on the occupational safety and health of posted workers. The second part contains contributions from practitioners working in NGOs, trade unions or Ministries of Labour who presented their work as well as discussed national and transnational legislations related to the OSH of posted workers. Edited by: Nataša Rogelja, Kristina Toplak

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Venice, 11. October 2018

POOSH project members, representatives of associated institutions and other stakeholders came together on the 11th of October 2018 for a transnational roundtable event entitled ‘Occupational Safety and Health of Posted Workers: The Importance of Ensuring Safe and Healthy Work across Borders’.



Comparative Report

Sonila Danaj and Eszter Zolyomi, European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research

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