WORKINGONSAFETY.NET aims to establish a permanent network of experts in accident prevention, an informal forum for the exchange of experience, new findings and best practice in the prevention of accidents at work globally. The Network will attract researchers, policy makers, safety professionals, labour inspectors, labour administrators and other experts in the prevention of occupational accidents and trauma and join them together in a permanent International Expert Network.

The Network is an extension of what has been a predominantly Nordic Expert Network (NOFS) since 1980 and will bring together the experiences and perspectives of experts from government agencies and other regulators, NGOs, universities, educational and research organisations, public and private social and workers’ compensation insurance, and industrial corporations. The Network is organised by a permanent international committee responsible for the long-term policy and sustainability of the Network.

Every 2 or 3 years a conference will provide three days of face-to-face encounters; Network members will have the opportunity to discuss their experiences, compare successes and failures, and initiate collaboration to better control risks at work.



The Hellenic Institute for Occupational Health & Safety (ELINYAE) was established in 1992. It is a civic non-profit organisation, administered by representatives from the employer federations (industry, manufacture, commerce) and representatives from the trade unions. The applied research center of the Institute measures physical and chemical agents in the work environment, performs biological monitoring and investigates work conditions. The vocational training center organises lectures and seminar series while the documentation center provides information through traditional and electronic media. Recently, the ELINYAE has organised two international conferences. The first one titled “Tools for the application of European directives on health at the workplace. The example of chemical risk” was organised with the support of the International Social Security Association (ISSA). The other one titled “Risks for health care workers: prevention  challenges” was conducted in conjunction with the French Institute for Research and Safety (INRS), the German Institution for Statutory Accident Insurance and Prevention for the health sector (BGW), the Swiss Accident Insurance Fund (SUVA) and the International Social Security Association (ISSA). The Institute employs more than 50 scientific and administrative staff and collaborates with other research institutes and universities.



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