Leading European occupational safety and health (OSH) experts gather today in Bilbao, Spain, for the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work’s (EU-OSHA’s) Healthy Workplaces Summit. This summit marks the end of the highly successful Healthy Workplaces for All Ages campaign, aimed at promoting a sustainable working life in the context of an ageing European workforce.
The joint winners of the best film on the subject of work are Lewis Wilcox for “Before the bridge” (USA) and Tuna Kaptan for “Turtle shells” (Germany). The awards were presented by the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) at the 60th International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film (DOK Leipzig).
The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) kicks off the European Week for Safety and Health at Work today. Running until 27 October, the week allows businesses, occupational safety and health experts and workers to come together and exchange best practices on sustainable work and healthy ageing, as part of the ‘Healthy Workplaces for All Ages’ campaign.
At the XXI World Congress on Safety and Health at Work, held in Singapore on 3‑6 September, the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) together with the International Labour Organization present new estimates of the cost of poor occupational safety and health (OSH). The new findings reveal that worldwide work-related injury and illness result in the loss of 3.9 % of GDP, at an annual cost of roughly €2 680 billion .
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.