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As the Healthy Workplaces for All Ages campaign draws to a close, we take a first look at the next 2-year campaign which will be officially launched in April 2018. The Healthy Workplaces Manage Dangerous Substances Campaign will build on the...
Managing healthy workplaces for all ages also means protecting workers from dangerous substances, which the latest ESENER-2 statistics show are more commonly found in the workplace than we might think. In the agricultural, forestry and fishing sector for example, 62% of enterprises reported a particularly high prevalence of dangerous substances. The figure was also over 50% in both the manufacturing and construction sectors. Exposure to dangerous substances can affect quality of life and can...Ver más información
The Healthy Workplaces Summit in Bilbao, Spain, concludes EU-OSHA’s 2016-17 Healthy Workplaces for All Ages campaign .
With record numbers of campaign partners, this campaign has been highly successful. Leading experts in the occupational safety and health field and political decision makers gather to reflect on the achievements and share good practice, as well as legal and policy solutions identified throughout the 2-year campaign, aimed at tackling the challenges facing the ageing European workforce. Read the press release Find out more about the summit and follow it liveVer más información
Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are one of the most prevalent types of work-related health problems. Among respondents in the EU who declared having a work-related health problem, 60% pointed to MSDs as their most serious issue [1]. The ageing...
Usually affecting the back, neck, shoulders and upper limbs, most work-related MSDs develop over time. Ageing can lead to an increase in MSD prevalence due to reduction in muscle strength or resistance. According to EU-OSHA’s Second European Survey of Enterprises on New and Emerging Risks (ESENER-2) , MSDs are equally reported across all activity sectors and are becoming ever more prevalent in Europe. This situation highlights the importance of rehabilitation and return-to-work programmes to...Ver más información
“Before the bridge” by Lewis Wilcox (USA) and “Turtle shells” by Tuna Kaptan (Germany) have been announced as the joint winners of the 2017 Healthy Workplaces Film Award for the best documentary related to work. The films were awarded at the 60th edition of the International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film . EU-OSHA supports the award to raise awareness of safety and health issues, stimulate debate and encourage the creation of safer and healthier workplaces. The jury also...Ver más información
It was another fantastic year for the European Week for Safety and Health at Work with events and activities taking place from Portugal in the South, to Finland in the North and Romania in the East. Conferences, infopoints, seminars and workshops...
Throughout the Healthy Workplaces for All Ages Campaign, EU-OSHA’s national focal points, official campaign partners and media partners have very actively supported the campaign. This support continued during the European Week with many partners hosting events dedicated to the campaign and its themes. Many of them were promoted via a dedicated Facebook page or compiled on EU-OSHA’s Storify page . Many national focal points (Denmark, Hungary, Lithuania and Cyprus) held closing conferences to...Ver más información
In recent years, governments and employers across the EU have made efforts to shift perspectives on ageing by promoting the benefits of the ‘silver economy’. In light of the Healthy Workplaces Campaign, EU-OSHA organised and coordinated a Joint-...
The report, ‘ Towards age-friendly work in Europe: a life-course perspective on work and ageing from EU Agencies ’, is authored by 4 EU agencies and aims to promote ‘sustainable work’ in a holistic way and provides a cross-agency perspective of ageing and work. It is forward-looking in its approach to presenting principles and practices aimed at keeping the European population, in essence its workforce, active and healthy. The chapter by Eurofound discusses the European Working Conditions...Ver más información
Sustainable work and healthy ageing were the main inspiration themes of this year´s European Week for Safety and Health at Work. Hundreds of creative events were taking place between 23 and 27 October across Europe. Activities were initiated by EU-...
During the European Week for Safety and Health at Work (23 – 27 October 2017) many partners of the ‘Healthy Workplaces for All Ages’ campaign join forces to promote sustainable work and healthy ageing. Taking into account that workers exit the labour market at the age of 61 on average – much younger than the average official retirement age (65) in the EU, safe and healthy workplaces for people of all ages is vital to sustaining Europe’s workforce. EU-OSHA’s national focal points, official...Ver más información
EU-OSHA’s focal point in Macedonia, the Macedonian Occupational Safety and Health Association (MOSHA) is marking the European Week for Safety and Health at Work with numerous promotional activities and is also co-organising a regional conference.
As part of the European Week, MOSHA is visiting several companies to distribute promotional material, discuss the Healthy Workplaces campaign, and in particular talk about the challenges and problems facing companies such as the ageing population. MOSHA is also co-organising the Third International Conference on Regional Cooperation on Occupational Safety and Health on 26-28 October in Budva, Montenegro. The conference has a link to the Healthy Workplaces campaign as it is focusing on creating...Ver más información
Organised by EU-OSHA’s National Focal Point in Spain, The National Institute for Safety and Health at Work (INSHT), these events aim to promote technical knowledge and a preventive culture in the context of the Healthy Workplaces for All Ages...
Coinciding with the European Week for Safety and Health at Work (23 to 27 October), events are happening all over Spain including lectures, workshops and seminarsaimed at students and teachers as well as employers and workers. Awareness raising and promotional material is also disseminated online. This year many of the events specifically focus on young people and on promoting sustainable working lives for all ages. Others discuss developing healthy businesses in the context of active ageing;...Ver más información