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Healthy Workplaces Good Practice Awards

Under the 2016-2017 Healthy Workplaces for All Ages campaign, the Good Practice Awards aim to highlight leading examples of organisations actively managing safety and health at work in the context of an ageing workforce.

About the Healthy Workplaces Campaign

The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work runs 2-year-long Healthy Workplaces Campaigns, backed by the EU institutions and the European social partners, and coordinated at the national level by the Agency’s network of focal points.

The present 2016-2017 Healthy Workplaces for All Ages campaign promotes sustainable work and healthy ageing. The campaign promotes the importance of risk prevention through the whole working life, and raises awareness of tailoring work to individual abilities, assists employers and workers by providing information and tools for managing occupational safety and health (OSH) in the context of an ageing workforce, and facilitates the exchange of good practice in this area.

Healthy Workplaces Good Practice Awards

The Healthy Workplaces Good Practice Awards are an important component of each campaign. The competition is organised by EU-OSHA in cooperation with Member States and the Council presidencies of the EU, to recognise outstanding and innovative contributions to workplace safety and health. The Good Practice Awards also serve as a platform for sharing and promoting good practice across Europe.

Under the 2016-2017 Healthy Workplaces for All Ages campaign, the Good Practice Awards aim to highlight leading examples of organisations actively managing occupational safety and health (OSH) in the context of an ageing workforce.

The Healthy Workplaces Good Practice Awards 2016–2017 aimed to recognise companies and organisations that have demonstrated outstanding and innovative methods to promote sustainable work in the context of an ageing workforce, a holistic approach to OSH management, and a life-course perspective to risk prevention and health promotion to ensure healthy ageing at work.

EU-OSHA received 42 entries from 23 countries. Among these, five entries were received from official campaign partners. The entries were submitted by a wide variety of organisations, of different sizes and from many sectors.

The entries were evaluated by a tripartite European jury, including representatives of European social partners, the European Commission, the Maltese Occupational Health and Safety Authority, and EU-OSHA. The jury was chaired by Prof. Stephen Bevan from the Institute for Employment Studies (IES). Nine entries were awarded and nine commended by the Jury, including Official Campaign Partner entries.

The awarded and commended examples are presented in the booklet Healthy Workplaces Good Practice Awards 2016–2017