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EU-OSHA analysed workplace practices for safety and health at work, and reviewed the latest literature on rehabilitation and return-to-work strategies, as part of a European Parliament pilot project on the safety and health of older workers.

These reports identify what measures are being taken, and what measures give positive and sustainable results. They also identify barriers to the successful implementation of such measures, and the support needed to overcome these barriers.


Does your organisation actively manage safety and health in the workplace, taking into account the importance of sustainable working lives in the context of an ageing workforce? If so, let everyone know about the good practices you’ve put in place by entering the Healthy Workplaces Good Practice Awards 2016–17.


From 1 July 2016, Slovakia takes over the Presidency of the Council of the EU from the Netherlands.

The Slovak Presidency will be the second term of the current Presidency trio, which, in addition to the Netherlands, also includes Malta.

The Slovak Presidency will focus on:


The first wave of official campaign partners have joined the 2016-17 Healthy Workplaces for All Ages campaign which focuses on sustainable working lives and healthy ageing. By joining the campaign, organisations can lead by example and be at the forefront of implementing practical solutions for age management in the workplace. The campaign partners benefit from increased visibility, campaign tools and materials, networking and learning exchange.