Dr. Christa Sedlatschek
Dr Christa Sedlatschek was appointed Director of the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) in September 2011.
From 2003 to 2011 she worked for the German Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA), where she became Director of the national “Initiative for a New Quality of Work - INQA” in 2004.
In 1998 she was recruited by EU-OSHA where she focused on the development and dissemination of good practice information, becoming the head of the working environment unit. During that time she gained an in-depth knowledge about the EU and existing occupational safety and health (OSH) systems in the Member States.
Dr Sedlatschek moved to EU-OSHA from the Austrian Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs. She joined the Ministry to take up the function of Deputy Head of the Department for Occupational Medicine in 1993. Prior to that she worked in the Austrian Labour Inspectorate where she began her career after completing her studies.
Dr Christa Sedlatschek is a medical doctor (University of Vienna) and a specialist in occupational health.