EU-OSHA's Green Jobs Study Enters Phase 2
The first phase produced a report summarizing 16 drivers of change that are likely to shape green jobs in 2020, both in Europe and elsewhere. The second phase seeks to identify key emerging technologies in green jobs, partly through an online survey.
The European Risk Observatory of EU-OSHA, the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work, has begun the second phase of its research into the emerging risks from new technologies in green jobs. Phase 1 produced a report that lists 16 drivers of change likely to shape green jobs in 2020 and create new risks to workers.
This next phase will try to identify new technologies that could be found in green jobs in 2020 and their potential impact on workers' safety and health.
An online survey is part of the data collection for phase 2. Responses will be kept anonymous, the agency said March 3. The objective of the project, which will continue until January 2012, is to help decision makers prepare for these emerging risks.