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EU-OSHA Good Practice Exchange Event and Award Ceremony
A two-day exchange of good practices event for Official Campaign Partners of the Healthy Workplaces Campaign will take place in Brussels on 22-23 March, organised by the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA).
The opening session on 22 March begins with a welcome speech by Christa Sedlatschek, Director of EU-OSHA. This will be followed by an introduction to the 2016-17 Healthy Workplaces Good Practice Awards category of Official Campaign Partners by the Chair of the Jury. Presentations will then be given by the awarded Official Campaign Partners.
Two series of parallel workshops will give participants the opportunity to collaborate and share their experiences. The first workshop will focus on the importance of ‘leadership in OSH’. Representatives from LEGO, Ideal Standard and Siemens will share good practices on why leadership is key to motivating workers and for creating the right working organisation, processes and environment for successes.
The second workshop on ‘a business case for well-being’ will feature speakers from the International Safety and Health Construction Coordinators Organization (ISHCCO), Toyota Material Handling and SAP who will talk about ‘prevention through design’, the principle of placing people at the heart of design and development decisions to create a good working space.
The first day wraps up with a presentation of the main findings of the workshops followed by a networking cocktail. This will include the Healthy Workplaces Good Practice Awards and Campaign Partner Ceremony, where the winner(s) will be announced.
The workshops continue on day two where representatives from ISHCCO and SAP will discuss ‘linking OSH strategy to business strategy’ by taking current examples from the audience and working on ways to link to the overall business strategy of the respective organisation.
In parallel, speakers from Baxter and Delphi will discuss the ‘harmonisation of OSH KPI reporting’, providing an overview of the current status, evaluation of current degree of standardisation and highlighting the opportunities and risks.
The event concludes with a presentation of the main findings of the workshops and an outlook on the forthcoming Healthy Workplaces Campaign 2018-19 on dangerous substances.