Working conditions in Hungary
In 2001, Hungary carried out its first survey on the state of occupational health and safety in the workplace. The survey aimed to assess working conditions in order to promote the Hungarian National Programme of Occupational Safety and Health for improving quality of work and life, and to establish a database on working conditions that would be comparable with EU data. The results reveal that, with regard to physical factors, such as noise, vibration, temperature, uncomfortable working posture, heavy mental and/or physical workload, the proportion of employees affected is similar to that in the EU. However, in relation to exposure to chemicals, Hungary reports more than twice the exposure rate of the EU average.