In the run-up to the World Day for Safety and Health at Work on 28 April, the Healthy Workplaces Good Practice Awards ceremony is held in Valletta, Malta. Organised by the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA), the awards showcase successful interventions by European organisations to make their workplaces safer and healthier for workers of all ages — and therefore more productive.
In a new report, EU-OSHA details the findings of its qualitative study on worker participation and consultation in occupational safety and health (OSH). The study — a follow-up to EU-OSHA’s second European Survey of Enterprises on New and Emerging Risks (ESENER-2) — suggests that worker representation on OSH is declining across Europe, while management-led arrangements for OSH participation are on the increase. The determinants and possible consequences of these changes are explored.
The project ‘Safer and healthier work at any age’ explores demographic trends, challenges, and existing strategies and policies for safe and healthy ageing at work. The findings are now available online and can be easily accessed through a user-friendly, interactive visualisation tool.
To Be a Teacher (Zwischen den Stühlen), directed by Jakob Schmidt of Germany, has won this year’s Healthy Workplaces Film Award. The award, supported by the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA), is presented for the best film on a subject related to work at the International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film (DOK Leipzig). The film highlights the challenging working conditions of young teachers.
The 2016 European Week for Safety and Health at Work - 24 to 28 October - a key part of the Healthy Workplaces for All Ages Campaign, starts today. Through the hundreds of events taking place across Europe this week, the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) and its network of partners stress the importance of ensuring safe and healthy conditions throughout working life.
For various reasons, Europe’s micro and small enterprises (MSEs) are most at risk of workplace accidents and ill-health compared with their larger counterparts. So, with the aim of improving occupational safety and health (OSH) in these enterprises, EU-OSHA launched a project looking to identify success factors of policies, strategies and practical solutions. The results of the first phase of this project have been published and a seminar was held for stakeholders to discuss the findings.
The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) has confirmed the first wave of official campaign and media partners to join its 2016-17 pan-European campaign, Healthy Workplaces for All Ages. The network of official campaign partners is made up of European and international companies and organisations representing a variety of sectors including employers’ and workers’ federations, technology platforms, non-governmental organisations and multinationals.
Featuring both achievements and challenges, 2015 was another eventful year for the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA). The Annual report 2015 outlines the highlights of the year, which were characterised by anticipating and adapting to change in the world of work, and tackling the risks and challenges emerging from these changes. The year also saw the close of EU-OSHA’s Healthy Workplaces Manage Stress campaign.
Today in Brussels, the European Commission and the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) in cooperation with the Netherlands EU Presidency launched a two-year Europe-wide campaign: Healthy Workplaces for All Ages. Focusing on sustainable work and workplace safety and health in the context of the ageing workforce, the campaign provides a timely reminder that the younger workers of today are the older workers of tomorrow.
Today, the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) publishes its overview report of the second European Survey of Enterprises on New and Emerging Risks (ESENER-2), for which almost 50,000 establishments from 36 European countries were interviewed in 2014. The main topics covered are the management of occupational safety and health (OSH) in general, the management of psychosocial risks in particular and the participation of workers in OSH.