Foresight on new and emerging risks in green jobs - Workshop for EU-OSHA focal points
In early 2010 EU-OSHA commissioned a study “Foresight on New and Emerging Risks Associated with New Technologies in Green Jobs by 2020” (see report below under resources and attachments). The study, which ran for two years, was carried out by a consortium of the UK Health and Safety Laboratory, SAMI Consulting and Technopolis Group. It used the scenario building method to explore the development of a range of technologies in green jobs and their associated occupational safety and health (OSH) risks in three possible futures for Europe. The aims of this workshop with Focal Points were: 1) To raise the Focal Points’ understanding of and interest in the findings of the EU-OSHA project “Foresight on New and Emerging Risks Associated with New Technologies in Green Jobs by 2020”; 2) To demonstrate to the Focal Points the use of scenarios to support strategic discussions and their application to policy making. The workshop was held over two half days. Twenty-six Focal Points and six EU-OSHA staff attended. The event was facilitated by representatives of the UK Health and Safety Laboratory and SAMI Consulting, who had carried out the Green Jobs project.