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EU-OSHA and the campaign media partner PPE.ORG joined on 19 October in a live Q&A Twitter chat to promote the e-guide on managing safety and health at work for an ageing workforce. We thank PPE.ORG and all participants for joining the chat. You...
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This week from 24 to 28 October workplaces in Europe share a common goal: promoting sustainable working lives and safe and healthy working conditions for all ages. Practical resources, such as a multilingual interactive e-guide and info sheets provide guidance and support to companies and organisations in their efforts. EU-OSHA’s national Focal Points , official campaign partners and media partners have programmed interesting events and actions during the week. Join us and share your...See more
As EU-OSHA’s pilot project on the health and safety of older workers wraps up, it’s time to take a look at some of the interesting research conducted into the implications of an ageing workforce for occupational safety and health (OSH). The research...
The results of the project , an initiative of the European Parliament, provide examples of successful and innovative practices and highlight what works well, what needs to be done or prioritised, and identify the main drivers and obstacles to effective implementation of policy initiatives in this field. The research review of the ageing workforce: implications for occupational safety and health gives a comprehensive overview of the implications, both physical and psychosocial, of age- and work-...See more
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EU-OSHA is joining - a campaign media partner - for a live Twitter Q&A chat about how to tackle the occupational safety and health of an ageing workforce in Europe. We will also present and talk about the multilingual Healthy Workplaces...
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On Friday, October 14, CESI's members' training centre, the Europe Academy, held its second symposium of the year on 'Responsible players in the implementation of the occupational safety and health (OSH) policy in the public sector in Europe:...
More than 130 participants came together in Madrid to discuss and recommend best practices for efficiently implementing and enforcing OSH policies and regulatory frameworks in the public sector, particularly highlighting the role of managers, trade unions and safety reps. During the event it emerged that the public sector is very often the first sector to be hit by restructuring and that this usually means more work to be done by less personnel – while expectations addressed to the public...See more
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As our pilot project on the safety and health of older workers draws to a close, the agency is presenting key findings to the European Parliament and publishing a number of reports on occupational safety and health (OSH) in the context of an ageing EU workforce. The reports cover a variety of topics: read an overview of the general implications of the ageing workforce for OSH or find out more about the implications for women in particular. You can also read an analysis of the existing policies...See more
Studies, research and numerous real-life examples show that good occupational safety and health (OSH) management practices, in addition to protecting workers’ health, can have significant benefits in terms of productivity and cost-effectiveness...
Studies estimate that for every euro invested in OSH, there is a return of 2.2 euros and that the cost–benefit ratio of improving safety and health is favourable. But what is even more important is that promoting sustainable working lives also helps to keep staff healthy, productive and motivated which enables companies and other organisations to remain competitive and innovative. It also results in reductions of sick leave, absenteeism, staff turnover, and generally helps to foster an...See more
The 2016 European Week for Safety and Health at Work is set to be full of events and activities for you to take part in. Taking place from 24 to 28 October, the Week is part of the Healthy Workplaces for All Ages Campaign . Just in time for this European Week, the E-guide on managing safety and health at work for an ageing workforce becomes tailored to over thirty European countries. It provides practical information on how age-related challenges can be addressed at work. Get involved in the...See more
Roseto degli Abruzzi (Italy), September 25th - In the headquarters of Italian Red Cross (C.L. Roseto degli Abruzzi), the online magazine Safety Focus (campaign media partner) organized a seminar of the 2016-2017 European Campaign "Healthy Workplaces...
The event involved rescuers of Italian Red Cross (CL Roseto), who promoted the messages of the EU-OSHA campaign Health Workplaces for All Ages, underlining the importance of the age differences in the rescue activities and the proper training of rescue teams. On and on social media Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter photos of the event can be found, searching for the hashtag #EUhealthyworkplaces.See more
Santa Margherita Ligure (GE), September 20th - In the fantastic scenery of the Ligurian coast the online magazine Safety Focus (campaign media partner) organised a seminar of the 2016-2017 European Campaign "Healthy Workplaces for All Ages" focusing...
The event involved staff of Il Grande Blu Diving Center and their clients, who promoted the messages of the 2016-17 EU-OSHA campaign, underlining the importance of age differences in the risk assessment of diving center activities, where workers are predominantly young. The employer, Luca Zanotto, at the end of the day said to be happy with the results of the seminar and messages of the campaign. He will be committed to new prevention measures and to consider age differences. On www.safetyfocus...See more