Mainstreaming OSH into education

How a strong OSH management system can create a culture of well-being in Europe’s education sector

From early education centres to universities and driving schools, the education sector can be stressful and cause a deterioration of mental and physical well-being. While education may not be considered the most ‘at risk’ occupation sector in terms of safety and health, prevention of work-related psychosocial and musculoskeletal disorders could be of significant importance. A strong occupational safety and health (OSH) management system including risk awareness and training can create a culture of positive staff well-being.

Take part in the European Vocational Skills Week 2022

Vocational Education Training (VET) is one of the best pathways to employment in Europe. Taking place from 16-20 May, the European Vocational Skills Week celebrates the many benefits VET programmes can offer to EU students and young people.

The theme for this year´s week is ‘Skills for the Green Transition’, in line with Europe´s commitment to becoming carbon neutral by 2050 known as EU Green Deal, which includes measures for equipping workers and students with the appropriate skills for employment in the green economy.

Discover the European Vocational Skills Week programme of events

Check out EU-OSHA’s OSHVET inspiring resources aimed to raise awareness of occupational safety and health among teachers and students in vocational education and training

Spread the message and share your VET stories using the #DiscoverYourTalent and #EUVocationalSkills hashtags

Tackling musculoskeletal health early on: lifelong effects in a generation of workers

Many children and young people live with musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), which may be exacerbated once they join the work force. Being overweight and inactive can increase the risk of MSDs in young people and children, but they are preventable. Minimising these dangers is a multifaceted undertaking, which should involve the public health, education and occupational health.