A promoção da saúde no local de trabalho requer uma abordagem holística. As iniciativas neste domínio devem ter em conta a vida privada dos trabalhadores, a sua vida profissional e a interação entre ambas. É sabido que as condições de trabalho influenciam o estado geral de saúde dos trabalhadores: por exemplo, o trabalho sedentário favorece a obesidade. De igual modo, os hábitos pessoais, os comportamentos e as opções de estilo de vida dos trabalhadores afetam a sua saúde e bem-estar e, eventualmente, o seu desempenho profissional.
The differences between cultures are helpful in understanding discrepancies when several nationalities are working together. Cross-cultural studies describe characteristics of cultures and differences between different cultures. Therefore, the cross-cultural literature is very helpful in describing general differences that may occur in multinationals, as well as in multicultural teams. In this report the focus is on managing cultural diversity in occupational safety and health, i.e. aspects of leadership and participation that benefit multicultural work teams.
In order to meet its environmental targets, the EU is set for a rapid growth of the green economy. It is therefore important to anticipate new and emerging risks to occupational safety and health (OSH) in green jobs in order to ensure that these jobs are not only good for the environment but also for workers’ safety and health. This report presents a foresight study that has identified possible future scenarios for OSH in green jobs, given developments in green technologies, under different economic and social conditions. A summary report is also available.
This report presents cases which involve training in-service and future teachers in either occupational safety and health (OSH) or in delivering risk education . Ideally, all teachers should receive training about OSH in their working lives and how to incorporate risk education into their daily work. If getting risk education properly embedded in the school curriculum is challenging, then it is even more difficult to get it into training programmes for future teachers. However, the cases present various approaches and methods that could be considered or elaborated upon.