On 25th March 2017, we celebrate the 60th anniversary of the signature of the Treaty of Rome, one of the most remarkable moments in the history of European Union. EU leaders gather in Rome to mark the Anniversary and support the reflection on the future of the European Union.
The Healthy Workplaces Good Practice Awards focus on companies and organisations that are committed to using effective methods to promote sustainable work.
Campaign partner SAP has received the award for the initiative ‘Run Your Health’ that empowers employees of all ages to take action for their health.
The Healthy Workplaces Campaign partner event and exchange of good practices in occupational safety and health (OSH) takes place in Brussels on 22 and 23 March 2017. The event includes the ceremony of the ‘Healthy Workplaces Good Practice Awards for official campaign partners’, together with Marianne Thyssen, Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility.
An international conference looking at the challenges of Europe’s ageing workforce takes place on 14 March in Florence, Italy.
The event provides a platform to discuss models of integration of older workers necessary to achieve a sustainable working life and an active ageing in good health in today’s rapidly changing, technology-driven world of work.
EU-OSHA Director Christa Sedlatschek takes part in the conference with the presentation ‘Toward an active working society: a European global perspective”.
Each year, work-related accidents result in long periods of absence from work, and even death. Furthermore, a significant proportion of Europe’s working population suffers from one or more work-related health problems.
Originally called International Working Women's Day, 8th of March has been celebrated for more than 100 years to recognise the role of women and their contributions to society.
Women make up 45% of the employed population in the European Union. But still too many workplaces are designed with a typical male worker in mind.
A 'gender sensitive' approach to health and safety at work is needed to make the working lives of women healthier, safer and more productive. This includes actions to make work sustainable for an ageing workforce.
The World Day of Social Justice, 20 February, is a wonderful occasion to acknowledge and promote the ongoing efforts towards establishing a European Pillar of Social Rights.
In the rapidly changing world of work new challenges arise for occupational safety and health from less stable employment relationships, new working patterns and an ageing workforce.