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EU-OSHA launches ‘OSHwiki’ for sharing safety info

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Frankfurt, Germany – The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work, also known as EU-OSHA, has launched a website that enables visitors to share information – in various languages – about workplace safety.

EU-OSHA unveiled OSHwiki on Aug. 25 at the XX World Congress on Safety and Health at Work 2014.

Similar to the online encyclopedia Wikipedia, OSHwiki contains about 300 articles on subjects such as ergonomics, chemical and biological substances, prevention and control strategies, and groups at risk.

OSHwiki intends to offer authoritative information that can be easily posted, edited and translated, according to EU-OSHA.

Only accredited authors will be allowed to write and edit articles. Members of occupational safety and health-related professional and scientific organizations can apply to be accredited authors by emailing info@oshwiki.eu. Article contributors will include national organizations and research institutes.