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US - EU Conference 2012
Brussels, Belgium

US - EU Conference 2010
Boston, MA

US - EU Conference 2007
Cascais, Portugul

US - EU Conference 2005
Orlando, Florida

US - EU Conference 2003
Lemnos, Greece

US - EU Conference 2000
San Francisco

EU - US Conference 1998
Luxembourg

7th US - EU Joint Conference on Occupational Safety and Health
July 11-13, 2012 - Brussels, Belgium

Brussels, Belgium 2012 The seventh joint US - EU conference on OSH cooperation between the United States and European Union was held on July 11-13, 2012 in Brussels, Belgium. Topics included Chemicals; Prevention of Catastrophic Accidents; Nanotechnology; and Occupational Safety and Health in a Green Economy. The 7th US/EU conference provided a forum to deepen US/EU collaboration on the launch of the first dedicated global wiki on occupational safety and health. The launch is slated to take place in 2013.

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6th US - EU Joint Conference on Occupational Safety and Health
September 22-24, 2010 in Boston - Massachusetts

Boston, Massachusetts 2010 The sixth joint US - EU conference between the United States and the European Union, titled "Critical Issues on Worker Health and Safety", was held September 22-24, 2010 in Boston, Massachusetts. Topics included Chemical Regulation and Control; OSH Strategic Approaches; Safety and Health Programs (Risk Assessment); and Safety and Health Knowledge Management.

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5th US - EU Joint Conference on Occupational Safety and Health
November 7-9, 2007 in Cascais - Portugal

Cascais, Portugal The fifth joint EU - US conference on OSH cooperation between the United States and the European Union was held November 7-9, 2007 in Cascais, Portugal. Topics include Emergency Preparedness and Worker Safety & Health; Health and Safety Education and Training; New and Emerging Occupational Safety & Health Issues; and Occupational Safety and Health Strategic Approaches.


4th US - EU Joint Conference on Occupational Safety and Health
September 14-16, 2005 in Orlando, Florida

Orlando, FloridaThe fourth joint EU - US conference on OSH cooperation between the United States and the European Union was held September 14 - 16, 2005 in Orlando, Florida. Topics included Global management of chemicals; Advancing good practices in health and safety at the corporate level; Immigrant's Safety and Health; and Contractor Safety.

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EU - US Conference May 28 - 30, 2003 in Lemnos, Greece

Lemnos, GreeceThe third joint EU - US conference on OSH cooperation was held on the Greek island of Lemnos, May 28 - 30, 2003. The conference was organized by the European Commission, the Greek Presidency and the US DOL, Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA). Topics included Chemicals in the workplace; Stress and its relationship to organizational changes and improvement of the work environment; Quantitative and qualitative indicators - monitoring and evaluation; and Partnerships.

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US - EU Conference 2000 in San Francisco

San Francisco, California The second joint US/EU conference, "Critical Issues in Occupational Safety and Health" was held in San Francisco, November 15-17, 2000. Conference topics included Ergonomics; Safety and Health Management Systems; Worker Rights and Participation; and Small and Medium Size Businesses is a project of the US DOL, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the EU European Agency for Health and Safety at Work (EU Agency). The project is a result of the 1998 Joint EU - US Conference on Health and Safety at Work held in Luxembourg, October 1998.

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EU - US Conference 1998 in Luxembourg

Luxembourg The first conference following the 1995 new Transatlantic Agenda in the area of occupational safety and health. The first EU - US joint conference was a useful tool for initiating a dialogue on occupational health and safety, both between trade unions, employers and governments. Topics included Rulemaking; Enforcement and innovative compliance techniques; Information sharing; and Risk management practices.

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About this project

This is a project of the US DOL, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the EU European Agency for Health and Safety at Work (EU Agency). The goal is to promote sharing of information on current safety and health topics of common interest.

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EU-US OSH Global Wiki

EU-US OSH Global WikiThe 7th US/EU conference provided a forum to deepen US/EU collaboration on the launch of the first dedicated global wiki on occupational safety and health. The launch is slated to take place in 2013.

Partnership Established with Ireland and Northern Ireland

Partnership Established with Ireland and Northern Ireland
European Union Model of OSHA's Voluntary Protection Programs to be Developed

WASHINGTON - The health and safety agencies in Ireland and Northern Ireland joined with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to announce the development of a pilot Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) for their government. Deputy Assistant Secretary for OSHA, R. Davis Layne, represented the agency.


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