COVID-19 should be classified as an occupational hazard

In a speech which I gave at the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs of the European Parliament, I asked the Commission to include COVID-19 in the group with the highest health risk in the classification of biological agents, and to review the Safety Framework and Occupational Health Directive recognising COVID-19 as an occupational hazard, with the aim of adequately protecting all workers in situations such as the current pandemic.

Listen to my complete speech below

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