Web site of the week: http://osha.eu.int./eu-us/

Keeping abreast of health and safety issues is a vital part of an HR manager’s job and if you want to ensure your knowledge levels are always topped up, this EU-US joint venture should be your next bookmark.

Set up by the European Agency for Safety at Work and the US Department of Labour’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), it provides a huge information resource on all aspects of health and safety – locally and globally. The home page gives the impression of a US site but all EU nations are covered and each nation is assessed by clicking the relevant country on the right hand side. The UK Focal Point covers everything from “good practice” to research, statistics and legislation. There are generally subsections in each of these categories, complete with a set of links to sites where you can gain more specific information. There’s also news and articles and the site acts as an excellent information exchange.

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