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Empowering tomorrow's workforce: OSH seminar for vocational education students

Event Details

Hellenic Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs


Students are the future of the workforce, so it is crucial to equip them with an early awareness of occupational safety and health (OSH) principles. In this spirit, the 1st Vocational School of Athens will host a seminar on workplace safety that will introduce their apprentices to fundamental OSH principles.

Organised by our focal point in Greece, the Hellenic Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, this activity will be tailored to the students’ fields of study, which encompass hairdressing, aesthetics and physiotherapy, as well as construction, electricity and IT. They will learn about the Greek OSH system and legislation specific to their sectors.

The event will feature a discussion on risk assessment, during which EU-OSHA’s Online interactive Risk Assessment (OiRA) tools will be examined. Our beloved hero and learning tool Napo will also make an appearance with videos relevant to the courseload.

With an eye towards the future, EU-OSHA's Healthy Workplaces Campaign ‘Safe and healthy work in the digital age’ will be presented, providing students with the opportunity to discover how digitalisation is rapidly reshaping the workplace and equipping them with sustainable OSH tools and resources.


  • Dr loannis Konstantakopoulos. PhD. Mining & Metallurgy Engineer. Head of the Department of the National Focal Point & OSH Promotion Policies (National Focal Point of EU-OSHA). Hellenic Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs - Directorate of Safety & Health at Work. Member of the EU-OSHA Management Board/GIG group representing Greece.
  • Dr. Georgios Gourzoulidis. PhD. Medical Physicist. Department of the Centre for OSH Research and OSH Measurements for the Determination of the Detrimental OSH Factors. Directorate for Health and Safety at Work. Hellenic Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs.  

This activity, co-funded by EU-OSHA, is supporting the European Year of Skills organised by the European Commission. The Year aims to raise awareness of the importance of skills for employment, competitiveness and growth.