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The European Pillar of Social Rights, presented by the European Commission last April, is about delivering new and more effective rights for citizens. Many of its aims are shared by the Healthy Workplaces for All Ages Campaign, which plays a key...
The European Pillar of Social Rights consists of 20 principles covering equal opportunities and access to labour market; fair working conditions; and social protection and inclusion. The Healthy Workplaces for All Ages Campaign supports these principles, most notably through its collection and dissemination of good practices, and by supporting the sharing of experiences. For example, the principle concerning the right of workers to a high level of protection of their health and safety at work...Se mere
The EU’s population and workforce are ageing. This has implications for employment, working conditions, living standards and welfare. How should we respond to these challenges? A new report, coordinated by EU-OSHA, shows how information from four agencies can support policy-making that is both complementary and greater than the sum of its parts. The report draws on the agencies’ expertise in each of their areas and covers the different challenges associated with the ageing workforce and...Se mere
On 15-16 June the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Scotland, in co-operation with partners supporting the Healthy Workplaces campaign including NHS Health Scotland, organised a workshop and webinar to consider the health and...
The workshop targeted young workers from all sectors and included a reflection on the health and safety needs of apprentices, young drivers at work, engaging young workers, hints tips and next steps, and the development of a young workers’ conversation starter toolkit. A key matter that was raised and repeatedly discussed was the importance of young people continuing to learn and sharing their views on health and safety at work. They will also always benefit from mentoring and the good examples...Se mere
Medicover completed the process of enlarging the office space at the Medicover Office in Warsaw. Due to the dynamic growth of our organization, we are working on further enlarging the area and adapting it to make it a comfortable working environment...
In June 2017 Medicover Company completed the process of enlarging the office space at the Medicover Office in Warsaw. As part of the project, the office space was increased by 450m2 on the 4th floor. In addition to new workplaces, we have also gained three new conference rooms (Gooseberry, Strawberry, Pomegranate). Taking over the 4th floor is the first step to increase the efficiency and flexibility of our office space. Due to the dynamic growth of our organization, we are working on further...Se mere
On 30-31 May official campaign partner Sofidel held a good practice exchange event at its headquarters in Porcari (Lucca), Italy. A number of campaign partners took part with discussions focusing on what the organisations present are doing to...
EU-OSHA’s official campaign partners (OCPs) come from a variety of sectors across Europe and include companies and associations in both the public and private sectors. Their input is essential to make sure that the message reaches all kinds of workplaces throughout the EU. The event kicked off with a tour of Sofidel ’s papermill and converting facilities where attendees got a first-hand look at some of the innovations introduced by Sofidel to improve workers’ health and safety. Tommaso Valente...Se mere
At this year’s Good Practice Awards 2 organisations received awards for their commitment to retaining and rehabilitating workers. The good practices adopted by PSA Group and Lujatalo OY have made their workplaces safer and healthier for employees,...
Health issues are the most common factor for leaving the workforce before official retirement age. This coupled with Europe’s ageing workforce means it is becoming imperative for organisations to put in place polices that help retain older workers, as well as to reintegrate those on long-term sick leave. European car manufacturer PSA Group in Spain took a collaborative approach to address the challenges facing their company in relation to the ageing of their workforce. They consulted design,...Se mere
At the Good Practice Awards ceremony on 26 April, organisations from all over Europe were awarded or commended for their good practices on age management and sustainable working conditions. In this article we take a look at 3 winners who demonstrate...
Getting workers involved in workplace occupational safety and health (OSH) can be done in various ways, including giving workers a voice when it comes to safety and health through the introduction of OSH committees, departments and trade unions. Managers also have a role to play, for example by giving workers more say about company policies or by involving them in the development of training. Zumtobel Group AG – a manufacturer of lighting and lighting management systems in Austria –...Se mere
During the conference the INAIL project “Eating prevention at workplace” will be illustrated.
The project is focused on the analysis of eating habits of seven hundred people of INAIL working population, exploring the determining factors that are the basis of choices of healthy (or unhealthy) eating, as well as factors in the work environment that can influence it. Based on the results of the analysis organizational and structural changes will be identified to be proposed to the management to improve eating habits and encourage the adoption of healthy lifestyles.Se mere
A new feature of EU-OSHA’s visualisation tool “Safer and healthier work at any age” is now available! A series of country infographics was added to give readers an easy overview of how ageing at work impacts Europe and its individual countries.
The country infographics form part of the ‘country insights’ section – within the online visualisation tool - which also includes ‘ country profiles ’ where users can find all relevant facts and figures. Examples of occupational safety and health (OSH) and related policies, strategies and programmes of the EU28, EFTA countries and the EU can be also discovered. The tool (and the country infographics) allows you to compare statistics from over 30 countries with those of others, or of the EU...Se mere
At the World Health and Safety Day, the Safety Focus editorial team organized a series of events with a focus on children during the road-show "Italia Loves Sicurezza", promoted by the LHS Foundation and SAIPEM.
At the World Health and Safety Day, the Safety Focus editorial team organized a series of events with a focus on children during the road-show "Italia Loves Sicurezza", promoted by the LHS Foundation and SAIPEM. The series of meetings for parents, grandparents and teachers discussed the theme of "Anti Choking in Children" through highly qualified pBLSD instructors. In addition, the "112 Safety Leader" laboratory was illustrated, which in the past edition of "Italia Loves Sicurezza" has been...Se mere