• Council Directive 89/391/EEC on the introduction of measures to encourage improvements in the safety and health of workers at work

The Council Directive on the introduction of measures to encourage improvements in the safety and health of workers at work (Council Directive 89/391 EEC) adopted in 1989 was a substantial milestone in improving safety and health at work. It guarantees minimum safety and health requirements throughout Europe while member states are allowed to maintain or establish more stringent measures.