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With the Healthy Workplaces for All Ages Campaign now in full swing, the much-loved cartoon character Napo is back in a new film which follows his adventures to demonstrate the importance of healthy and sustainable workplaces. So why not check out...
Napo in...‘Back to a healthy future’ addresses several aspects of occupational safety and health (OSH) in the context of an ageing workforce. As in all films in the series, Napo and his workmates, in their well-known humoristic style, help identify risks and offer practical solutions and suggestions for improvement. A trailer for the film is also available to view online which gives a taste of what to expect. Different scenes demonstrate, in a fun and accessible way, how early prevention and...Se mere
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Official campaign partner EuroHealthNet has compiled a useful list of good practices from across Europe aimed at improving the health and well-being of older people.
The examples come from pan-European and national health promotion initiatives, and topics range from nutrition for seniors to promoting independent living. In addition to an overview and impact assessment of around 100 actions, links to additional information are provided. Highlights include several projects on how to lead a sustainable working life: one such example is ‘ Fifti – New Professional Dynamics after 45’ , an action co-funded by the Europe Social Fund which provides online guidance...Se mere
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The Order of Portuguese Psychologists (OPP), in cooperation with the Portuguese Focal Point (ACT) , recently launched the second edition of the Healthy Workplaces Awards in Portugal.
The aim is to encourage all Portuguese companies to get involved in the Healthy Workplaces Awards, which recognise and distinguish the organisations with outstanding and innovative contributions to safety, well-being and health (physical and psychological) in the workplace. The application period for the awards runs from 1 June to 15 September and all companies – no matter how big or small – are welcome to apply for the awards. An award ceremony is planned for November 2016 with the aim to...Se mere
On 8-9 June, official campaign partner Ideal Standard International held a good practice exchange event at their Trichiana plant near Venice, Italy. Fellow campaign partners came to discuss and share knowledge on the importance of sustainable work...
Mr Ireneo Vottre , General Manager of Ideal Standard Industry in Italy and Plant Director of Ideal Standard Trichiana Plant, some 100 kilometres from Venice, explained how ‘from labour intensive work, the plant’s processes have become more automated and mechanised, creating a better working environment for their mature workforces.’ An added bonus is that such solutions and improved processes often result in greater efficiency. And the changes also benefit younger workers by making tasks easier...Se mere
The first wave of official campaign partners have joined the 2016-17 Healthy Workplaces for All Ages campaign which focuses on sustainable working lives and healthy ageing. By joining the campaign, organisations can lead by example and be at the forefront of implementing practical solutions for age management in the workplace. The campaign partners benefit from increased visibility, campaign tools and materials, networking and learning exchange. The campaign media partners help promote the...Se mere
Did you know that the share of people in Germany aged over 65 is higher than the EU average? Or that in Italy the proportion of workers over 50 is relatively low? Perhaps you would be surprised to find that Ireland has no official retirement age...
Now accessible online and available in 29 national versions, the ‘ Safer and healthier work at any age country inventory reports ’ were born out of a European pilot project of the same name that started in 2013 with a mission to investigate ways of improving the safety and health of older people at work. The key reason behind this was to know more about what is being done to tackle demographic changes, or in other words, Europe’s ageing workforce. To address this, the project set about...Se mere
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EuSalt, the European Salt’s Producers Association, is committed to promoting safe working environments and ensuring the safety and welfare of all workers in the salt industry located across Europe.
On the occasion of EuSalt ’s general assembly in Thessaloniki (Greece) on 26 May 2016, a first edition of the association’s ‘Safety Award’ was organised to promote occupational safety and health among EuSalt’s member companies and to communicate the aspirations of the campaign, as detailed in their press release . EuSalt intends to continue with their safety awards on an annual basis. On hand to explain more about the campaign at the assembly was Brenda O’Brien from EU-OSHA. She used the...Se mere
The Forum, now in its fourth edition, will focus on how to deal with the generational change and achieve healthy workplaces for all ages. The event is held within the activities of the European campaign for 2016-2017: "Healthy Workplaces for all...
The labour market is changing and good management of safety and health at work increases productivity and efficiency. Demographic change can create problems, but ensure sustainable working life helps cope with these challenges. The retirement age is increasing and working life tends to be prolonged. In this 4th Forum of Healthy Organizations we will give you the keys to deal with the generational change and ensure a safe and healthy workplace. The “Capitol Empresa” Center of Valencia will host...Se mere
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Want to discover what the Healthy Workplaces for All Ages campaign is all about? Then watch EU-OSHA’s new campaign video. A bright and colourful animated film, it summarises the key messages of the campaign. And it is available with subtitles in 25 languages. With the workforce ageing and becoming more and more diverse, you — whether you are an employee or employer or are coming at it from an organisational perspective — will probably have seen various challenges arising. But, by managing risks...Se mere
We’re happy to announce that since the launch over 60 organisations have already renewed their partnership with the new Healthy Workplaces Campaign. The eagerness for some of Europe’s top organisations to join forces and help promote the benefits of...
The organisations that have once more signed up as Official Campaign Partners are so dedicated to ensuring safe and healthy working environments, that they have pledged to provide inspiration, encouragement and visibility to meeting the challenges of an ageing workforce over the next two years, both internally and externally. They will work to spread the message and raise awareness not only among their own workforces, but also among their networks and contacts by disseminating information and...Se mere