Generating health and safety knowledge for innovative and sustainable workplaces: a PEROSH Perspective
PEROSH is the Partnership for European Research in Occupational Safety and Health (OSH).
The PEROSH vision is that policymakers, workplaces and other stakeholders across Europe are
inspired by and use knowledge generated by PEROSH in their efforts to develop innovative
and sustainable workplaces which are healthy and safe. PEROSH comprises 14 national
research institutes from 13 countries on the continent of Europe. Each institute plays a key
national role through their affiliation to government, health and accident insurance systems,
or industry and trade unions. The partnership acts collectively to: strengthen cooperation on
OSH research and accelerate the generation of knowledge in key areas of OSH; and
disseminate and exchange knowledge and information on OSH issues. In 2019, The
International Labour Organization identified that PEROSH has “strong national and regional
[European] policy impact”. This paper gives an overview of PEROSH: an introduction to its
history and strategy; governance and structure; and core activities including the PEROSH Joint
Research Programme and the PEROSH international Wellbeing at Work conference series. It
summarises PEROSH outreach and networking activities at national, European and global
level. The paper concludes with reflections on the importance of robust scientific evidence to
underpin and inform the actions of stakeholders for a sustainable world of work which is
healthy and safe.
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