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EU OSHA and the importance of OSH dialogue and HWC "Lighten the Load" on the Macdonian OSH magazine "Tutela"

"Social dialogue is key to build a strong safety and health culture". This is the title of an article published on the April 2022 number of the OSH magazine "Tutela" from North Macedonia, highlighting the importance of occupational safety and health as well as the role of the European Agency for Health and Safety at Work. The article makes reference to the "European Commission OSH Strategic Framework 2021-2027" that defines the key priorities and actions to improve future health and safety of workers. The article provides also specific reference to the EU-OSHA OSH knowledge projects and areas of intervention, as digitalisation, green jobs, stress and psychosocial risks, OSH barometer and the Healthy Workplaces Campaign 2020-2022 "Lighten the Load".

A second article describes the efforts carried out by the Macedonian Ministry of Labour and Social Policy - EU OSHA focal point - in mirroring the "EU OSHA Healthy Workplaces Campaign 2020-2022", with the aim to raise among the public awareness and knowledge about risks of ill health and injury to workers. Through distribution of EU-OSHA informative leaflets, flyers and posters translated into Macedonian, with the financial support of the EC funded IPA Action 2020-2022, as well as publication of relevant information to the Ministry's website, the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy managed to transmit key messages for the prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) to a wide audience in the country, including central authorities, employers, workers and social partners.

In the picture, from the left, the "Tutela" magazine cover; on top right, Tim Tregenza, EU OSHA Senior Network Manager; and on bottom right, Darko Docinski, Focal Point Manager for North Macedonia