All European countries face challenges with ageing and a shrinking workforce, however their demographic situations differ. A variety of policies, programmes and initiatives in each country aimed at addressing these challenges, including in some...
An EU-OSHA commissioned analysis report on the development of policies, strategies and programmes in Europe identified four clusters of countries. The groupings are based on a number of criteria such as the scope and orientation of policies, the level of integration and coordination across policy areas, and the effectiveness of implementation. Countries in each group share similar policy priorities, even if they differ in terms of their economic and demographic situations. For countries in...Se mere
EU-OSHA’s new visualisation tool presents the key findings of the pilot project ‘Safer and healthier work at any age — occupational safety and health (OSH) in the context of an ageing workforce’. Users can explore data and information in an...
The tool provides a comprehensive, user-friendly and cost-free way for individuals, companies and policy makers to access information on how European countries are dealing with the challenges of safety and health at work. The tool is also multilingual, using a machine translator to offer fairly accurate versions of the tool in many languages. Data used in the project come from harmonised European-level sources including ESENER , Eurostat, Eurofound and others to ensure comparability. The tool...Se mere
Ageing is accompanied by a higher risk of developing health conditions, and with older age chronic diseases are increasingly prevalent in the workplace. Fortunately employers can do a lot to support the retention and return-to-work of staff who...
European citizens are both working and living longer, but longer working life also means longer exposure to risks. Chronic conditions such as musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), cardiovascular disease and mental health issues, e.g. depression affect around 33% of older workers, compared to 15% of younger workers, according to EU-OSHA’s analysis report on rehabilitation and return to work . 22% of workers over 50 think they would not be able to do their current job at the age of 60, according to...Se mere
What are the safety and health challenges for EU’s ageing workforce? How can we tackle them through policies, programmes and strategies? To find out, check out the results of EU-OSHA’s project on safer and healthier work at any age . Use our interactive multilingual visualisation tool to access the key findings in an intuitive, user-friendly way, with interactive dashboards and graphics that make it easy to view the information at a glance. You can also explore specific countries and topics in...Se mere
As the first year of EU-OSHA’s Healthy Workplaces for All Ages Campaign has just come to a close, we look back on some of the hundreds of events and activities that made 2016 a success.
Thanks to efforts of national focal points , 100 official campaign partners (OCPs) and over 30 media partners , the campaign has shined a light on why healthy and sustainable workplaces are vital for workers of all ages. But it’s not over yet! Keep a look out for all the exciting events planned for 2017 which will build on this year’s achievements. The Healthy Workplaces for All Ages Campaign was inspired by the insights gained during an EU-OSHA led pilot project entitled ‘ Safer and healthier...Se mere
As the first year of the Healthy Workplaces Campaign 2016–17 ends, we would like to thank all our campaign partners and stakeholders for their tremendous support. Their commitment is what makes our campaigns so successful. We wish you all happy holidays and look forward to another year of working together to ensure that we all age safely and healthily! Visit the Healthy Workplaces for All Ages campaign websiteSe mere
European workers are ageing and efficient age management in the workplace is key to ensure safe and healthy conditions throughout the working life. As part of the current Healthy Workplaces for All Ages campaign, a handy infographic is now published. It illustrates the landscape of the European ageing workforce and displays the main elements of successful age management. The infographic brings up the need of balancing personal resources and work-related factors, as well as adjusting the work...Se mere
Many organisations develop actions to manage an ageing workforce: campaigns to tackle MSDs, health programs to improve well-being or addressing psychosocial risks. But just a handful consider these actions a major strategic/holistic approach,...
Article by David Mairal - Aragon Valley, EU-OSHA media partner Weeks ago, I had de opportunity to visit the Atlas Copco factory in Zaragoza. There, I met Jorge Ortiz, the on-site Safety Health Environment and Quality Coordinator. The premises, I must say, are impressive from the very beginning what concerns order, tidiness and work organisation. Well, this was right, but what I was looking for were real good practices related to EU-OSHA's campaign topic: age management. And yes, I found them in...Se mere
Promoting good mental health in the workplace is vital for safeguarding workers and organizations’ productivity and resilience. All workers need to be protected from psychosocial risks and stress to keep them healthy and avoid early dropouts from...
Health should not be viewed as merely the absence of illness or disease, but rather as a state of positive physical, mental and social wellbeing. Mental disorders encompass a number of conditions including anxiety, personality changes, mood variations and addiction problems. According to Eurostat , the proportion of workers in the 55 to 64 age group reporting exposure to risk factors that can adversely affect mental well-being slightly increased from around 24.6% in 2007 to 25.9% in 2013. These...Se mere
In the framework of the yearly kick-off seminar of the European Centre for Workers’ Questions (EZA) the Healthy Workplaces For All Ages Campaign was presented in Marseille, France .
In the framework of the yearly kick-off seminar of the European Centre for Workers’ Questions (EZA) the Healthy Workplaces For All Ages Campaign was presented in Marseille, France, in December 2016. More than 100 representatives of workers’ organizations and trade unions of the European network of EZA informed themselves about the aims of the campaign and about the planned projects within the EZA educational programme of 2017. EZA is a European network of workers’ organisations and trade unions...Se mere