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Brenda O’Brien
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Press kit

If you’re reporting on the Healthy Workplaces Campaign 2016–17, download our press kit, which includes press releases, images, a calendar of events and all the key facts and figures.
21/11/2017

Leading European occupational safety and health (OSH) experts gather today in Bilbao, Spain, for the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work’s (EU-OSHA’s) Healthy Workplaces Summit. This summit marks the end of the highly successful Healthy Workplaces for All Ages campaign, aimed at promoting a sustainable working life in the context of an ageing European workforce.

More than 350 delegates, including political decision makers, social partners, campaign partners, representatives from the European Commission, OSH experts and other key stakeholders, reflect on the achievements of the 2-year campaign and the lessons learned, and exchange good practice for sustainable working. Participants also celebrate the...See more
06/11/2017

The joint winners of the best film on the subject of work are Lewis Wilcox for “Before the bridge” (USA) and Tuna Kaptan for “Turtle shells” (Germany). The awards were presented by the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) at the 60th International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film (DOK Leipzig). 

The winning film “Before the bridge” by Lewis Wilcox raises awareness of how automation will affect the future of humanity. The jury commented on the film: ‘Fast moving technological and social changes in the world affecting us all and our vision of the future of work’. The second winner “Turtle shells” by Tuna Kaptan is a multi-perspective film,...See more
23/10/2017

The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) kicks off the European Week for Safety and Health at Work today. Running until 27 October, the week allows businesses, occupational safety and health experts and workers to come together and exchange best practices on sustainable work and healthy ageing, as part of the ‘Healthy Workplaces for All Ages’ campaign.

Promoting safe and healthy workplaces for people of all ages is vital to sustaining Europe’s workforce. Currently, workers exit the labour market at the age of 61 on average – much younger than the average official retirement age (65) set by many EU Member States. [1] “Earlier this year, the European Commission launched the European Pillar of...See more
26/04/2017

In the run-up to the World Day for Safety and Health at Work on 28 April, the Healthy Workplaces Good Practice Awards ceremony is held in Valletta, Malta. Organised by the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA), the awards showcase successful interventions by European organisations to make their workplaces safer and healthier for workers of all ages — and therefore more productive.

The Maltese Presidency of the Council of the EU is hosting the Healthy Workplaces Good Practice Awards ceremony on 26 April 2017 as part of its tripartite conference on occupational safety and health (OSH) " Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups ”. The competition, which is a key element of the 2016-17 ‘Healthy Workplaces for All Ages’ Campaign, aims to...See more
20/01/2017

The project ‘Safer and healthier work at any age’ explores demographic trends, challenges, and existing strategies and policies for safe and healthy ageing at work. The findings are now available online and can be easily accessed through a user-friendly, interactive visualisation tool.

 

By 2040, almost 27 % of the EU’s population is expected to be over the age of 65 (Eurostat 2014). This has serious implications for workers, employers and society as a whole. The objectives of the three-year project, carried out by the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) at the request of the European Parliament, were to...See more
11/11/2016

To Be a Teacher (Zwischen den Stühlen), directed by Jakob Schmidt of Germany, has won this year’s Healthy Workplaces Film Award. The award, supported by the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA), is presented for the best film on a subject related to work at the International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film (DOK Leipzig). The film highlights the challenging working conditions of young teachers. 

 

To be A Teacher tells the emotional story of three young teachers and their first years in school, a period called “Referendariat” in Germany. Here they come to realize that their studies did not prepare them at all for what it means to work in one of the most responsible and important jobs of society. A rare insight into fabricating one of the...See more
24/10/2016

The 2016 European Week for Safety and Health at Work - 24 to 28 October - a key part of the Healthy Workplaces for All Ages Campaign, starts today. Through the hundreds of events taking place across Europe this week, the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) and its network of partners stress the importance of ensuring safe and healthy conditions throughout working life.

By 2030, workers aged over 55 are expected to make up 30 % or more of the total workforce in many EU countries. This creates challenges for employees, employers and businesses. In light of an ageing population and declining demographics, it is vital to create safe and healthy conditions for all workers throughout working life. Doing so ensures the...See more
21/06/2016

The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) has confirmed the first wave of official campaign and media partners to join its 2016-17 pan-European campaign, Healthy Workplaces for All Ages. The network of official campaign partners is made up of European and international companies and organisations representing a variety of sectors including employers’ and workers’ federations, technology platforms, non-governmental organisations and multinationals. Campaign media partners have also joined to help raise awareness via their publications and the Internet.

The Healthy Workplaces for All Ages campaign focuses on sustainable working lives in the context of Europe’s ageing workforce. Prevention throughout the working life is a key message, with risk assessment as the basis of preventing workplace accidents and diseases, combined with rehabilitation, return to work and life-long learning. Dr Christa...See more
15/04/2016

Today in Brussels, the European Commission and the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) in cooperation with the Netherlands EU Presidency launched a two-year Europe-wide campaign: Healthy Workplaces for All Ages. Focusing on sustainable work and workplace safety and health in the context of the ageing workforce, the campaign provides a timely reminder that the younger workers of today are the older workers of tomorrow.

The campaign focuses on Europe’s enterprises (both private and public) and the need to promote sustainable work and healthy ageing from the beginning of working life. By doing so, they will be protecting their workers’ health up to and beyond retirement age and their organisations’ productivity. Commissioner Thyssen highlighted the timeliness of...See more