Safety and health at work: Developing health and safety at work in different industrial sectors through presenting findings and experience of relevant
In some European countries, the number of work accidents has increased again in recent years, particularly in the manufacturing, construction, retail, warehousing and logistics industries. Reasons for this development include the lack or incorrect functioning of safety equipment designed to protect against mechanical risks, a lack or disregard of personal protection equipment and a lack of employee training on workplace safety requirements. Psychological pressure (particularly the pressure to perform) play a major role in causing workplace accidents. The objective of this MOSZ seminar is to analyse the experiences of the participating workers’ organizations with projects to improve workplace health and safety, and to identify best practices. Approaches for participating in projects with the governments of member states, the institutions of the European Union and employers will also be developed.