Marc Sapir

Together with colleagues in the European Trades Union Confederation, Marc was successful in securing the establishment of the European Trade Union Technical Bureau for Health and Safety. As a policy research, development and coordinating body, the bureau has become a highly influential organisation in facilitating the input of trade unions at European level into the complex decision-making processes underpinning the development of European safety standards and the development of EU health and safety law. Above all, his contribution has been one of focusing the ideas and aspirations of unions representing over 58 million workers in 28 European countries, into a positive force for strengthening the occupational health and safety regime in EU Member States and beyond.

Awarded the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents Distinguished Service Award.