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EU-OSHA Good Practice Exchange Event and Award Ceremony

Event details

City: 
Brussels
Country: 
Belgium
Organization: 
European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA)
Date: 
22/03/2017 to 23/03/2017

Description

A two-day exchange of good practices event for Official Campaign Partners of the Healthy Workplaces Campaign took place in Brussels on 22-23 March, organised by the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA).

The opening session on 22 March started with a welcome speech by Christa Sedlatschek, Director of EU-OSHA. This was followed by an introduction to the 2016-17 Healthy Workplaces Good Practice Awards category of Official Campaign Partners by the Chair of the Jury. Presentations were then given by the awarded Official Campaign Partners.

Two series of parallel workshops gave participants the opportunity to collaborate and share their experiences. The first workshop focused on the importance of ‘leadership in OSH’. Representatives from Ideal Standard, Siemens, Deutsche Post DHL Group and Delphi  shared good practices on why leadership is key to motivating workers and for creating the right working organisation, processes and environment for successes.

The second workshop on ‘a business case for well-being’ featured speakers from the International Safety and Health Construction Coordinators Organization (ISHCCO), Toyota Material Handling and SAP who talked about ‘prevention through design’, the principle of placing people at the heart of design and development decisions to create a good working space.

The first day wrapped up with a presentation of the main findings of the workshops and was followed by a networking cocktail. This included the Healthy Workplaces Good Practice Awards and Campaign Partner Ceremony, where the winner(s) were announced.

The workshops continued on day two where representatives from ISHCCO, SAP, Toyota Material Handing, DOKA Gmbh and PSA discussed ‘linking OSH strategy to business strategy’ by taking current examples from the audience and working on ways to link to the overall business strategy of the respective organisation.

In parallel, speakers from Baxter, ETPIS, Delphi, CIOP-PIB and INERIS discussed the ‘harmonisation of OSH KPI reporting’, providing an overview of the current status, evaluation of current degree of standardisation and highlighting the opportunities and risks.

The event concluded with a presentation of the main findings of the workshops and an outlook on the forthcoming Healthy Workplaces Campaign 2018-19 on dangerous substances.