European Agency for Safety and Health at Work
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EU-OSHA has launched the 12th edition of the European Good Practice Awards in occupational safety and health. The awards welcome applications from European companies or organisations who are implementing measures to successfully manage stress and psychosocial risks in their workplaces.
As part of the regular cooperation between EU-OSHA and the Basque Institute for Safety and Health at Work (OSALAN) a joint visit to Bilbao Port was organized to get to know first-hand some of the safety and health good practices implemented by the Port.
This was a unique opportunity for exchange of knowledge and networking as well as introduction to different activities and projects carried out by the three organizations.
Director of EU-OSHA, Christa Sedlatschek, presented the campaign Healthy Workplaces Manage Stress officially launched in Brussels early April.
EU-OSHA launches a two year Europe-wide campaign: ‘Healthy Workplaces Manage Stress’.
Speaking at the campaign launch in Brussels, László Andor, EU Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion and Greek Deputy Minister for Labour, Social Security and Welfare, Vasilis Kegkeroglou, representing the Greek EU Council Presidency, called on Europe’s enterprises to recognise the need to tackle work-related stress. By doing so, they will be protecting their workers’ health and their organisations’ productivity.
Christa Sedlatschek, EU-OSHA Director explained that together employers, workers and their representatives can successfully manage and prevent work-related stress and psychosocial risks; and that the Healthy Workplaces Campaign aims to help organisations do just that.
Speaking at the inauguration of the brand new premises in the Miribilla area of Bilbao, the European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, László Andor announced that the European Commission would shortly publish its much-awaited EU Strategic Framework on Health and Safety at Work.
In the second historic development of the day, the Spanish Deputy Secretary for Employment and Social Security, Pedro Llorente and EU-OSHA Director Dr Christa Sedlatschek signed a Seat Agreement between the Kingdom of Spain and the European Union.
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