The Seminar  “Improving Machinery Safety: current issues and emerging risks, automation, robotics and the new Machinery Directive”- jointly organised by ETUI, EFFAT and EFBWW – was held in Bruxelles on 11 and 12 February 2019. Under the chairmanship of Claudio Stanzani (Sindnova) and Marian Schaapman (Head of Unit, ETUI), it brought together more than 50 participants from 14 European countries. Former negotiators of the machinery directive and the new generation of safety experts interested in work equipment were among the participants of the event, which included representatives from trade unions, national market surveillance authorities, machinery manufacturers, employers organisations, OHS bodies, and the European Commission.


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