Work and health

How do we ensure that employees remain healthy, safe, and productive? Through the main themes of inclusive work, sustainable work, and the future of work, we strengthen the adaptability of people and organisations.

Work and health: healthy, safe and productive working

The world of work is changing rapidly due to globalisation, an aging population, and technology. A high-quality labour force is essential if the Netherlands wants to remain competitive. How do we ensure that employees remain healthy, safe, and productive?

Our latest developments

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Matching based on skills rather than diplomas is the future. And can help us move towards a flexible labour market with equal opportunities.

Monitoring the labour situation


To make knowledge of working in the Netherlands more accessible and to encourage the use of monitored data, we have set up a special website.

Inclusive organisations


TNO researches how municipalities, companies and jobseekers can contribute to sustainable employment. Working together towards an inclusive labour market.

Demonstration of real-time crystalline silica sensor at construction site

13 July 2021
TNO is working on a sensor that operates in real time and at a high temporal resolution to determine the concentration of crystalline silica to which employees are exposed. TNO has tested the first prototype in partnership with construction company Mateboer Groep.

TNO launches LICARA Innovation Scan

17 March 2021
LICARA Innovation Scan by TNO to guide your company through your decision-making process for sustainable development of new products. Learn more!