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EuroCommerce now official partner of European campaign on health and safety

17 November 2020
by eub2 -- last modified 17 November 2020

EuroCommerce has been an active participant over the years in campaigns on, for example, healthy aging and dangerous substances organised by the European Occupational Safety and Health Agency OSHA.


EuroCommerce has now committed itself to participate in OSHA's new 2020-2022 "Lighten the Load" campaign, focused on minimising work-related musculoskeletal disorders.

Retailers and wholesalers are committed to ensuring the safety and health of their employees and avoiding them suffering problems from lifting loads and other risks at work.

EuroCommerce has therefore pledged to support communication and dissemination activities under this OSHA Healthy Workplaces Campaign.

We will discuss with our trade union colleagues in the Social Dialogue Committee on Commerce sharing best practice in the European retail and wholesale sector.

The OSHA Campaign website can be accessed here.

EuroCommerce is the principal European organisation representing the retail and wholesale sector. It embraces national associations in 31 countries and 5.4 million companies, both leading global players such as Carrefour, Ikea, Metro and Tesco, and many small businesses. Retail and wholesale provide a link between producers and 500 million European consumers over a billion times a day. It generates 1 in 7 jobs, providing a varied career for 29 million Europeans, many of them young people. It also supports millions of further jobs throughout the supply chain, from small local suppliers to international businesses. EuroCommerce is the recognised European social partner for the retail and wholesale sector.

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