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01/06/2017
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
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18/05/2017
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
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08/05/2017
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
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04/05/2017
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
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03/05/2017
April 28, World Health and Safety Day, the staff of Safety Focus with the collaboration of Studio Stigliano S.r.l.s. has joined the "Italia Loves Safety movement", continuing the safety campaign "Cultivate s- prevention campaign for the use of...
April 28, World Health and Safety Day, the staff of Safety Focus with the collaboration of Studio Stigliano S.r.l.s. has joined the "Italia Loves Safety movement", continuing the safety campaign "Cultivate s- prevention campaign for the use of agricultural tractors". The campaign partnership by the Italian Ministry of Labor aims to inform tractor drivers on the "Four Safety Rules" to produce knowledge and propose practical tools. In the week of April 28, the safety campaign was carried out on...Se mere
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03/05/2017
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
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27/04/2017
On 27 April, AGE Platform Europe and ​ the European Parliament Intergroup on Ageing and Intergenerational Solidarity together with the EPP and ALDE groups, organised a breakfast debate at the European Parliament to mark the EU Day of Solidarity...
In their Framework agreement on active ageing, European social partners outline a series of measures that need to be implemented to improve the “ability of workers of all ages to stay in the labour market, healthy and active until legal retirement age, as well as strengthening a culture of responsibility, commitment, respect and dignity in all workplaces where all workers are valued as important irrespective of age.” EP_debate_EUDay_27Apr2017The high-level debate gathered voices from Members of...Se mere
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27/04/2017
A comprehensive overview of occupational safety and health (OSH) aspects related to the challenges of an ageing workforce is presented in country infographics uploaded on our visualisation tool on ageing and OSH . The 31 country infographics depict...
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26/04/2017
As part of EU-OSHA’s Healthy Workplaces for All Ages Campaign, the Good Practice Awards ceremony is co-hosted by the Maltese Presidency of the Council of the EU in Valletta on 26 April 2017. The awarded and commended examples of good practice show the benefits that can be achieved by organisations that recognise the potential for keeping employees healthy throughout their working careers. The criteria for selection included a holistic approach to workplace safety and health and effective...Se mere
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20/04/2017
On 5 April experts in health and safety from 5 multinational companies met with journalists at a roundtable event in Madrid to discuss best practices for preventing risks at work, and providing a safe and healthy environment for employees of all...
As part of the European Campaign Assistance Package (ECAP) scheme for EU-OSHA’s national focal points , the event was organised by the Instituto Nacional de Seguridad e Higiene en el Trabajo in Spain . It brought together representatives from Atlas Copco, BSH Appliances, PSA Group, Ford Spain and Quinton Laboratories to share ideas and best practices in relation to the health and safety of workers of all ages and to formulate a model of risk prevention for companies to follow and implement. All...Se mere

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