The Albanian Occupational safety and Health Centre (AOSHC) is acting in the field of occupational safety and health based on the Albanian legislation. The center works to promote a preventive culture in the field of occupational safety and health, in order to prevent accidents at work and occupational diseases.
In accordance with its statute, AOSHC undertakes theoretical analysis and empirical researches on national and regional level and beyond. The center provides trainings, qualifications and certifications for occupational safety and health experts, as well as training on occupational safety and health issues for OSH administrators, staff members on enterprises level, in employers organizations, trade unions, for pedagogical staff of schools and universities, for pupils and students, and more.
More information on AOSHC and contact details in our member's area and on the upcoming website of the center.
The Directorate prepared an online questionnaire. All stakeholders and individuals are welcome to contribute to this consultation. Contributions are particularly sought from stakeholders interested in or affected by policies and tools on recognition and transparency of skills and qualifications, including learners and workers, governmental bodies, education and training institutions, employers, federations of employers, trade unions, public and private employment services, chambers of industry, commerce and skilled crafts, qualification authorities, guidance services, youth and youth work organisations, voluntary sector organisations, experts.
More information on the website of the Directorate General for Education and Culture. To access the online questionnaire directly, please click here.
The "Student WorkSafe 10-12 resource package" consists of three instructional modules and support materials for teachers to deliver learning activities in a wide range of education settings, a learning guide for students working on their own as part of a self-directed learning plan or distance education course. Furthermore, a student resource page is available, which contains worksheets, online resources, and links to print and video materials to support the various activities in both the Teacher Guide and the Independent Learning Guide. Finally, a Workplace Safety Knowledge Test for summarative assessment of student learning and a Workplace Safety Certificate that students can use as evidence of learning for school or workplace purposes are part of the resource package.
All information and resources are available on the WorkSafe BC website.
The basic task of safety and health education is the prevention of accidents. This can be done by raising awareness for physical and psychosocial risks and hazards, teaching workers about safety signs, safe and healthy behavior or protective equipment, and more.
Not only in the construction industry, but in many other occupational fields as well, accident prevention is essential. The ideal target is, of course, “Vision Zero” – no severe accidents at work and at home any more.
Hot Topics are a collection of good practice examples - all of them are as well included in our TOOLBOX, some presented in the GOOD PRACTICE area. These collections are supposed to put a spotlight on a special topic. Take a look at this and all our other Hot Topics by clicking the link in the main menu on the left.
As the central institution of the Leuphana University, the ZAG has been promoting the interdisciplinary collaboration in health sciences since 1992. It is divided into four sections: Education & Health, Economy, Management & Health, Environment, Sustainability & Health and Social Medicine, Health Sociology & Care Research.
For more information on the new network member, please choose Membership > Member from the main menu and then choose Germany.
Please click here for the ZAG website.
The new member Croatian Health Insurance Fund as national insurer in the field of occupational health provides medical care and financial compensations in cases of occupational injuries and occupational diseases, as well as measures for their prevention, which include also educational programs, in order to achieve the standards of a healthy workplace.
To get more information, please visit the partner's page under Membership > Member (choose Croatia) or visit the Croatian Health Insurance's website.
ETUCE clearly identified the need for further work on the impact of the crisis on teachers’ working conditions and salaries, grounding quality education on the three pillars: Quality Teaching, Quality Tools for Teaching and Learning and Quality Environments for Teaching and Learning.
Susan Flocken, Coordinator of Internal Policy on Occupational Health & Safety at ETUCE, presented the key messages at the ENETOSH network meeting in the scope of A+A in Düsseldorf on 7 November. The participants of the meeting agreed on the importance of these key messages.
Please click here to find the Ten Key Messages in English and 13 other languages on the ETUCE webpage and here for the global campaign website.
The Faculty of Mechanical Engineering was established as one of first faculties of the Technical University of Košice. The Department of Safety and Quality production was formed in the frame of the Department of Transport Equipments and Logistics and was established in 2001. The Department is part of the Institute of Safety, Quality and Environmental Science.
For more information, please choose Membership/Member in our main menu on the left, then Slovak Republic. For the website of the faculty, please click here.
Please choose "webstatistics" in the main menu on the left.
The diagrams show what mainstream schooling looks like in 33 European countries and how different levels of education, from pre-primary to tertiary, are broken down. The diagrams also indicate the general ages of students and the programme duration for each level. Names of national institutions and study programmes are listed in the language of each country. The Eurydice publication covers 39 education systems in the 28 EU Member States, the EFTA countries (Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland) as well as the candidate countries (Iceland and Turkey).
More information on the Eurydice website. The publication (PDF file) can be accessed directly here.
From spring semester 2014, a new interdisciplinary postgraduate program DAS Work+Health will be offered. The English speaking lectures will be held in Lausanne and Zurich, Switzerland, excursions may take place all over in Switzerland.
Students with various professional and educational backgrounds will get the opportunity to learn and work together. The study program concludes in a project work, where the students proof their acquired skills and knowledge in working independently in small interdisciplinary groups on real work+health projects. Target group: People interested in the field of work and health with an academic background in medicine, natural or social sciences, as well as headteachers of schools and safety experts at universities. The course is open to everyone in or outside Switzerland meeting the admission criteria.
Further information on www.mas-workandhealth.uzh.ch.
The material is suitable for target ages 7-9 years and 9-11 years and has successfully been tested and implemented in practical school lessons, for instance by the ENETOSH members in Denmark.
Each study pack outlines the key messages and learning objectives, offering teachers full details on suggested activity ideas and the resources required, alongside a sample lesson plan that can be readily incorporated into a typical 40 minute lesson.
More information and access to the material, such as lesson plans, videos, and more, on the NAPO Website.
The European Voices for Active Ageing (EVAA) project was envisioned to foster a sense of community and promote pan-European thinking about active ageing. A series of six participatory dialogues was held by and for older adults. In cooperation with its EVAA partners, the European Voices for Active Ageing project created a forum for intercultural and participatory dialogues for these adults aged 50+ to 95. The dialogues fostered a new culture of conversation and empowered the participants to discover their creative and innovative spirit. This approach and dialogue format enabled individuals to exchange their views and discover new approaches to addressing the key issues of active ageing.
A central element of the European Voices for Active Ageing project concept was to actively involve older adults in both the conceptual development and hosting of the Thematic Cafés. By involving older adults in the planning process in this way, opportunities for both personal leadership development and life-long learning were created.
For more information on the project and reports, photos and press releases in English, German and French, please click here.
More information on World Café Europe on the website.
The aim was to find out how the provision of OSH training is organised for companies - except initial training. The objective was to identify the actors providing ongoing (re-) training and particularly mechanisms guaranteeing quality standards and compliance of educational content with regulatory requirements. This research shows that vocational training in occupational safety and health is organised differently according to the countries. In Denmark, it is not part of the missions of the accident insurance institutions and it is outsourced to external private providers. In Italy and in the United Kingdom, it is decentralised. In Germany, it is institutional because it is a legal obligation of the accident insurance institutions. Even if OSH training is organised differently according to the countries, all of them have one element in common: the determination to better control and structure training in order to ensure its quality.
The report (in French only) can be viewed and/or downloaded here.
Watch the video here, submit your contribution through the online questionnaire here.
The Department of Environmental Engineering and Occupational Safety of the University of Novi Sad, Serbia, is one of the most recent departments at the Faculty of Technical Sciences of the University and was established in 1999. There are two programmes of studies at the Department: Environmental Engineering, with 11 generations enrolled so far, and Occupational Health and Safety, with the first generation of students enrolled.
More information on the department's website.
For contact information on the new network member, please choose "Membership" from the main menu and then choose Serbia.
Davorin Kacian, Headmaster of the Centre for Electronic Education of the University College is currently the chair of the ENETOSH Steering Committee.
And now, finally, Croatia became the 28th member of the European Union. Congratulations!
The report also discusses the inclusion of risk education and school safety management in a broader ‘combined’ whole-school approach which covers topics such as health education and promotion, the prevention of violence and bullying to staff and pupils, and sustainable development and environmental issues.
You can read the whole report here.
Learn more on the Whole School Approach in our special area on this topic.
In addition to accreditation for a whole institution, such as regional accreditation, accreditation for a specific degree program or department, often called programmatic accreditation, is particularly important for certain fields of study (such as Occupational Safety and/or Health), and some schools may lack programmatic accreditation for these fields even if the school as a whole is accredited.
Many governmental agencies, such as many US Embassies throughout the world, public high schools, and libraries, have already referenced the resource as a go-to site for people looking to further their education.
More information on the website.
In the course of co-operations with partner universities from Latin America and contact with participants of summer schools in Germany and in Latin America, a strong need for a Master’s degree in Occupational Safety and Health in Latin America had been identified.
The first announcement of the congress (PDF file) you will find here, the congress website here.
To read the documentation (featuring the program, a comprehensive report, all presentations, and a picture gallery), please click here.
The MEET proposal is the eighth officially registered European Citizens’ Initiative. It calls for the creation of an Education platform to stimulate debate on how to improve schools and boost the European dimension of education in line with the EU’s 2020 strategy.
Please click here to see the petition and to sign in (click "Support" at the bottom of the page) and here to see details of this initiative on the website of the European Commission.
Here you can enter the MEET website.
The Eusafe Project is constituted by seven WPs, such as WP3 (State of the art evaluation and collaboration with institutions responsible for validation) and WP5 (Development of professional qualification and training framework).
Now, in the scope of the project evaluation, a new Eusafe Project Outline Document Survey is available on the website. Project stakeholders, as well as experts such as policy makers, professionals and training/educational organizations are asked to participate in this survey to have a general opinion on the Eusafe Project outcomes and their usefulness and applicability in Europe for key stakeholder groups. The general survey can be accessed here, three more surveys (WP3, WP5.1 for technicians and WP5.2 for managers) are available on the EUSAFE website.
The aim of the memorandum is to establish relations between the two organizations with a view of strengthening and extending cooperation between the Russian Federation and European Union's countries in the sphere of education and training in occupational safety and health.
| Bild: | Please read the full text of the memorandum here.
The website of the National Association of Organizations in Occupational Safety and Health of the Russian Federation (NAOOSH) can be found here.
| Bild: | The Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje is the first state University in the Republic of Macedonia, founded in 1949, initially with three faculties: the Faculty of Philosophy, the Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry. At the moment, the University represents a functional community of 23 faculties, 5 research institutes and 11 accompanying members. Its activities are stipulated by the Law on Higher Education and the Statute of the University.
| Bild: | The Foundation "Center for Safety and Health at Work" was officially registered in 2011, but actually started its operations in 2004 with a first seminar on OSH professionals in Plovdiv. The need for the existence of a non-governmental organization to unite and support the activities of specialists in occupational safety and health initiated the creation of the TSBZR Foundation. The Foundations longs to unite and support the activities of specialists in occupational safety and health, work for the promotion of the profession "specialist health and safety at work", and more.
For more information, please take a look at the partner's pages (Macedonia or Bulgaria) here on enetosh.net. To get there, click the map on the top right of this page.
This competition is free and open to any group of students and apprentices preparing a diploma of vocational education in France under the responsibility of a teacher. The jury of professionals prevention, education, and a journalist will award three prizes. Winners will be notified in early May 2013 and invited to attend the awards which will be held May 31 in the premises of the INRS, 65 Boulevard Richard Lenoir, Paris XI.
Enrollment is via a dedicated page of a Dailymotion site, which can be accessed here.
The workshop is jointly organized by ENETOSH, EU-OSHA, ILO, ISSA, NIOSH, and WHO.
A website has been set up, offering further information and the possibility of registration for the network meeting as well as for the workshop. Please click here for the website.
The factsheet can be downloaded here.
To reach the target group, the project uses all kinds of new media. A new website has been launched, offering lots of information for young people and employers, the campaign can be "liked" on Facebook and "followed" on Twitter, and now an online game called "The Missing" is available, as a browser game and as mobile apps for iPhone and Android users as well.
Please click here for the website, the game and links to the apps.
The ERSCharter Contest invites young Europeans to create a message that will motivate youth to act in order to improve their safety on the roads. All the participants have to do is to publish a blog in the ERSCharter website with their text. A photo or a video can be added to support the message.
Guidelines and more information at: www.eucharter.eu
You can also find the ERSC on Facebook or follow it on Twitter.
Furthermore, a factsheet "Factsheet 103 - Strategies for training teachers to deliver risk education", based on this report, is available.
Read the report here, the factsheet here.
The campaign theme for 2012-2013, ‘Working together for risk prevention’ through leadership and participation is highly valued by the organisations chosen to be campaign partners. The campaign encourages managers, workers, representatives and other stakeholders to work together to manage risks in the workplace. Many companies cited a belief that safe and healthy workplaces are integral to continued economic success and sustainable futures, and the willingness to bring these topics to the forefront of their company strategy to be able to better tackle them.
For the campaign website please click here, for the ENETOSH partner's profile here.
Here you can watch the Working Together for Risk Prevention video on YouTube.
V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University, represented by Prof. Konstantin Nemchenko, with its over 200-year history is a leading Research and Educational Institution in Ukraine.
In the “Top-200 Ukraine” rating conducted by the UNESCO Chair for 2009 Kharkiv University ranks third among all Ukrainian Higher Educational Institutions. According to Scopus, the world’s largest abstract and citation database, the University holds the third position among Ukrainian Research and Educational Institutions by the number of articles published in the leading international scientific publications.
| Bild: | Dr. David Gold (Gold-Knecht Associates, Switzerland), a Swiss/American national, provides expertise in developing and implementing: organizational safety and health policy; programmes in addressing stress and related issues at work; wellness programmes; training and educational programmes including the training of trainers; as well as safety and health promotion and advocacy programmes. Dr. Gold joins ENETOSH as an individual member.
To learn more, please go to our member's area and choose "Ukraine" or "Switzerland".
The ENETOSH Ambassadors are the national contact points of the European Network Education and Training in Occupational Safety and Health for individuals and institutions who would like to know more about the network or want to get in touch with ENETOSH. They are supposed to be native speakers. As official representatives of the network they are authorized to promote ENETOSH in the scope of especially national but also international events.
To learn more, please click "Ambassadors" in the main menu on the left side of this page.
We have a new Hot Topic on this web platform, which is a collection of good practice examples dealing with a certain topic - in this case: "Teacher Training". For the health and safety of our children, the training of teachers is of essential importance. Education at school has lots of boundary points with issues of safety and health: healthy food, environment protection and physical education as well as road safety, safety at school and at work, and, last but not least, violence prevention.
The projects listed in this Hot Topic are of different kinds: courses, training materials, campaigns - in the scope of the university studies of teachers as well as in the scope of their work at school or as independent learning resources such as e-learning platforms. To have a look at this collection (and maybe on the other 11 Hot Topics), please click "Hot Topics" in the main menu on the left side of this page.
for the Health and Safety Executive and the Royal Institute of British Architects. In January 2010, the HSE and RIBA commissioned a team from the University of Sheffield to undertake a research project into the teaching of health and safety in undergraduate schools of Architecture in the UK. The need for the research was recognized by previous studies into ‘identification and management of risk in undergraduate construction courses’ [2001 and 2004] which highlighted the need for schools of architecture to have a more consistent and integrated approach to the teaching of health and safety. More recently in 2009, a project looking at ‘Integrating risk concepts into undergraduate engineering courses’ provided a precedent for individual higher education courses to embed health and safety into their core activities in innovative ways. In ‘One Death is too Many’  one of the key recommendations is a review of health and safety teaching in construction industry courses at Higher Education, suggesting that graduates do not have the knowledge of health and safety issues to play their role in reducing construction deaths. It is on this foundation that the Healthy Design, Creative Safety work is built.
To read the whole report, please click here for the HSE website.
47 representatives from 21 countries discussed on how “to get the ball rolling” for education and training on OSH in their home country.
| ENETOSH has a “spearhead” now. On 16 April 2012 there took place the inaugural meeting of the ENETOSH Steering Committee in Zagreb, Croatia. The Steering Committee consists of eight ENETOSH members. Davorin Kacian from the University College of Applied Sciences in Safety, Croatia, was elected as the coordinator of this committee for a time period of two years. The Steering Committee will push the activities of all ENETOSH members and will take a common responsibility for the future work of ENETOSH.
The event was attended by several representatives from Macedonia as well as guests from Albania, Turkey, Bulgaria, Serbia, Kosovo and Monte Negro.
Nikola Georgiev, the ENETOSH Ambassador for Macedonia, had his own presentation in the scope of this event, where he had the chance to introduce the ENETOSH network and its work to the attendants and give a report of the SEE Kickoff Meeting at Zagreb in April.
It is the intention to improve the safety on construction sites and to simplify procedures with regard to subcontracting and mobility of workers. Essentially performing a dual function, the code of practice not only promotes the free movement of workers within the Internal Market, but also guarantees a higher level of safety awareness to EU construction workers. This code of practice is a voluntary commitment of the construction sector to solve the problem of unacceptable accident rates so as to avoid legislation.
The code of practice aims to raise the standard of safety awareness in the Construction Industry, ensure that site personnel undergo basic OHS awareness training with the view to improve prevention of accidents and avoidance of health hazards and to provide all participants with a certificate which indicate that the holder has attended a basic course in health and safety.
The benefits to employers are: an improved safety culture and employee morale, a reduction in accidents and lost time due to accidents and an identification of personal with basic OHS training. The benefits to employees are: an improved safety and health awareness, recognition of OHS training, personal development and improved employment prospects.
Please click here for the AEIS website and the report.
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This report presents the findings of a review into the needs of undergraduate engineers, current health and safety training material and how it may structured and packaged for use in universities and other learning environments.
In this document, you’ll find a summary of the study IOSH commissioned to reassess the teaching of health and safety in undergraduate engineering courses. This report looks at the teaching material on health and safety principles and practice available to lecturers in the UK higher education sector, and forms part of IOSH's activities around embedding health and safety in professional and vocational education.
Click here for the IOSH Website and here for a direct download link to the report.
The Ministries of Labour and Education now organised a day for “Thinking about Decent Work in Schools”. More than 600 students from 15 secondary schools in the suburbs of Buenos Aires took part in the initiative, along with teachers, headmasters and teams from both ministries.
The premise was simple: participants had to think about the link between school and work and, more precisely, between school and the work that students want to do. The top national authorities for education and labour were there to listen to their ideas.
Furthermore, the project ‘Building a Future with Decent Work’, referred to by Labour Minister Tomada, was launched in 2004 by the national Ministries of Labour and Education and the ILO Country Office for Argentina. The achievements of this project include training 1000 teachers on the course ‘Explora Trabajo Decente’ (Explore Decent Work); offering all middle-school social sciences teachers in Argentina the opportunity to participate in the project Trabajarte, run by 21 teacher training centres; incorporating the Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work and the concept of Decent Work into the middle-school curriculum through a Resolution of the Federal Education Council; running a regional experience-sharing workshop, where the leaders and promoters of the project in the region countries – Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay – discussed the direction that the programme had taken in each country.
Representatives of health and safety institutions of these countries (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Macedonia, Moldova, Romania, Slovenia, Turkey, Serbia, Montenegro) are invited to get more information about the network, co-operation and partnership. The aim is to expand the ENETOSH network and to win new partners from these regions.
On the 16th of April, the 13th ENETOSH network meeting will take place at Zagreb, too. In the scope of this meeting, the ENETOSH Steering Committee will come together for the first time. An official proclamation of the ENETOSH Ambassadors and the members of the Steering Committee will be carried out a at the end of the SEE kickoff meeting at the Europe House, Zagreb.
For more information and online registration, please go to enetosh.vss.hr
The Sub-Directorate General for Health and Safety at Work of the Ministry of Enterprise and Labour is part of the Government of Catalonia (Generalitat de Catalunya). The sub-directorate longs to increase awareness for Safety and Health at work, provides information and publications on occupational risks and how to prevent them, about accidents and occupational diseases, and about organization and management in prevention. It also manages the registry of reported work-related accidents in Catalonia and OSH data source, and provides specialised health and safety advice and support to businesses and other institutions.
Furthermore, the sub-directorate offers and promotes training, promotion and campaigns on safety and health at work on national level, and takes part in specific European campaigns.
For more information, please visit the sub-directorate's website.
More than thirty experts from all over Europe attended this workshop, which was held in the scope of the International Congress at A+A in Duesseldorf. The event was chaired by Dr David Gold (Gold-Knecht Associates, Switzerland) and Dr Ulrike Bollmann (ENETOSH). The workshop was divided into three parts: lectures and keynotes highlighting several aspects of the mobility challenge, three fora on the topics competence, safety card and construction, and finally a round table discussion.
Please click here for a report of the workshop, including handouts, presentations and pictures.
57 partners from 25 countries and 601 examples of good practice from 39 countries in our toolbox - it was a good year for ENETOSH!
| Bild: | Portugal, Latvia and Spain lead the pack in reducing the number of young people road deaths. Good progress was also made in Sweden, The Netherlands and Switzerland, who have become the safest countries in terms of young people killed per young inhabitants. Young people in these countries benefited not only from measures specific to young people but also from general road safety measures, enforcement efforts and improvements in infrastructure.
For more information, the full press release, the full PIN Flash and to sign up to receive upcoming PIN publications by email, please visit the ETSC website.
During the seminar, the agencies highlighted the complementarity of their work by each presenting different aspects and perspectives related to youth employment in Europe and its neighbourhood countries. Topics included the transition from education to the workplace, guidance for young people at risk, safe and decent jobs for young people, the 'NEETs' phenomenon and its economic costs, the active inclusion of disadvantaged young people in employment and the global dimension of youth employment.
On the website of Eurofond, the report is available for download, as well as full speaker presentations.
Target groups are employees and employers in SMEs as well as stakeholders. One of the main target groups is teachers and trainers. The project website (in English, German, French, Spanish and Italian) offers examples of good practice, ideas, contents and tools, which may be used in the practice of SMEs.
This is a joint project of several partners: International Social Security Association (ISSA), British Safety Council, CRAM Alsace-Moselle (France), Bilateral Agency for Tourism in the Venetian Area (Italy), Swiss Accident Insurance Fund (SUVA), Prevent Belgium, German social accident insurance institution for the woodworking and metalworking industries (BGHM), BGN (German Social Accident Insurance Institution for the foodstuffs and catering industry), German Social Accident Insurance Institution for the Raw Materials and Chemical Industry (BG RCI) and DGUV (German Social Accident Insurance).
More information on the website.
The main mission of the Institute “Uchebny Combinat” is to provide a wide range of high-quality OHS services targeted on improving of working conditions and assisting in creation of safe and health workplaces.
About 65 years the institute successfully provides training, consultation and information services in different spheres of OSH and related issues including vocational training for employers, employees, safety officers and OSH specialists and managers for Saint Petersburg, Leningrad region and other regions of Russia. Over 12 000 customers get services provided by the “Uchebny Combinat” annually.
For more information, please have a look at our member's area or the Training Centre's website.
With demographic change - recently defined as one of the four key challenges for European regions by the EC - and the current economic crisis looming, the cities and regions of the BSR have to find creative ways of disclosing and utilizing unused opportunities.
One of these hidden potentials are people in the prime of their lives – the so called “Best Agers” (defined in the project as people aged 55 and older).
As previous projects have shown, the population of the Baltic Sea Region will rapidly become older and the 55+ age groups will experience large growth rates in the near future. The result will be a pool of older professionals who are healthier than ever, well-educated and motivated and who can be mobilised to counteract the negative effects of demographic change –shrinking regional workforces and the socalled "brain drain". The project will survey successful approaches and goodpractice examples, develop them further and transfer them to the partner regions with low-key Best Ager involvement.
Part of the project are also conferences and events, press releases, a website and a Facebook page, a Webinar-sequence for business planning and a newsletter. A special Mentor Programme in Denmark has already educated more that 80 mentors for young employees.
More information on the project and activities: www.best-agers-project.eu | Facebook page of Best Agers
This serious risk for worker's health is closely linked to construction safety. Although materials containing asbestos are out of use in the construction sector, workers have to deal with this very dangerous substance in demolition works or reconstruction projects. Another risk is the long-term problem because of the causation of serious the illnesses even many years after contamination.
In our collection of good practice examples, we have a number of projects dealing with this problem. The new Hot Topic shows a list of these examples. Please choose "Hot Topics" in the main menu on the left to access this new one, as well as our other Hot Topics.
These three approaches will be outlined by different speeches. In addition a market place with projects and good practice examples of how to improve the comparability and the acknowledgement of qualifications in Europe in different sectors will be carried out. A round table discussion will complete the workshop. Simultaneous translation will be provided in English and German.
More information about A+A International Congress: http://www.aplusa.de
The festival involved over 300 respondents (production companies, agencies and clients) from 35 countries, including big names such as ARTE, ORF, University of Tokyo and NATO Headquarters.
The film "Alltagshelden" was produced on behalf of the German Social Accident Insurance (DGUV) and is the dominant part of the campaign "Jugend will sich erleben" (Youth wants self-experience) by the DGUV. The film shows a normal work day of three slightly different young workers - Michael, Micky and Mike. They encounter the same situations and risks, but their actions and reactions are completely different. The main goal of the film is to motivate young trainees to deal with issues of safety and health at work, on the road and in their leisure time. Producer, screenwriter and director of the film is Thomas Plonsker, Plonsker media GmbH.
You can watch the whole film here.
For more information, please visit the website of the World Media Festival and the webite of the "Youth wants self-experience" campaign.
The website and a Smartphone App preventing mobile phone use while driving is the answer to a safer driving network through out our world. The App, which is available for Android and Windows devices, blocks incoming and outgoing calls and texts while an automobile is in motion, the GPS software is activated when a vehicle reaches a given speed. Incoming calls are diverted to voicemail, incoming texts receive a response “I am driving, please try me later”. The App is globally accessible, easily downloaded, has parameters and many features, can allow specific calls, is activated by username & password, has remote accessibility and permits designated numbers and emergency calls.
More information on the website: www.youngsafedrivers.com
Psychosocial Risk Management starts with the identification of problems and an assessment of the risk that they pose: Psychosocial/Stress Hazard Evaluation.
EurOSHE’s aim is also to promote and support the scientific development of psychosocial risk management and its border areas, and to support research and education within this field.
For more information, please take a look at the partner's page of EurOSHE.
Companies wish to improve their employees’ skills for a specific job, employees have an interest in developing skills that can generally raise their career and employment prospects. Adult learning in the workplace brings a fundamental contribution to lifelong learning strategies, flexicurity and employment policies, it also supports policy measures for increasing enterprises’ capacity for innovation, competitiveness and adaptation to sectoral changes.
This report calls for strong synergies between policies and programmes for innovation, research, enterprise development and training, which should go hand-in-hand. It is based on previous research undertaken by Cedefop between 2003 and 2010.
More information and the full report for download are available on the Cedefop website.
Hot Topics are a collection of good practice examples - all of them are as well included in our TOOLBOX, some presented in the GOOD PRACTICE area. These collections are supposed to put a spotlight on a special topic. Take a look at all our Hot Topics by clicking the link in the main menu on the left.
The primary activity of the Zagreb University College of Applied Sciences in Safety, is the higher education of Safety experts in the area of Safety at Work, Fire Protection and Environmental Protection. The university wants to spread ideas and transfer knowledge of modern integrated approach to safety through education and training of safety experts, labour representatives, employers and their beneficiaries.
Click here for the partner's page of the University College.
In preparation to this, you can participate in an interactive policy making online consultation on priorities for modernisation of higher education in Europe: education, research and innovation.
The process of public consultation is an effective instrument for political participation at the European level. Here you have the opportunity to draw attention to your concerns of the integration of safety and health in the university on curricular and organizational level.
The consultation can be accessed here, either as an online questionnaire or PDF file.
1. In the institutions category, MATERSKÁ ŠKOLA DÉNEŠOVA, a kindergarten in Slovakia, committed to teaching children, in partnership with their parents, how to behave safely on the road. The kindergarten is located in Košice, east part of Slovakia. The awarded project is called ¨Bezpečne na ceste¨ (Safety on the road). More information here.
2. In the local and regional authorities' category, AYUNTAMIENTO DE VERÍN & CÂMERA MUNICIPAL DE CHAVES, two municipalities on the border between Spain and Portugal, committed to carry out together road safety education courses targeted at different risk groups and to launch a common road safety prevention campaign on both sides of the border. More information on this project here (Verin City Council, Spain) and here (Chaves City Hall, Portugal).
For more information on Excellence in Road Safety Awards, the other winners and the European Road Safety Charter, please go to www.erscharter.eu. All links in this article lead to the website of the European Road Safety Charter.
This directorate covers two sectors in the headquarters office and 12 Regional Directories in every district of Albania (The number of the staff covered by this directory is 170 persons). Mrs. Gjino is the Focal Point in Albania for European Agency for Safety and Health at Work, Bilbao Spain.
The State Labour Inspectorate (SLI) is a central public institution, under the Minister of Labour Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities, which is composed by the General Directorate on central level, regional directorates and local labour inspection offices. SLI is managed by the Inspector General who is the highest executive authority and responses to the Minister of Labour Social Affers and Equal Opportunities.
For more information, please visit the partner's page in our member's area here.
Young persons, adults, teachers, schools, students or non-governmental organizations who had an interest or is working with children and/or youth and need a small amount of funds to support a project idea to help end exploitative child labor, can apply for this award.
Emily grant applications are being accepted until midnight on March 31, 2010. Four mini-grants will be awarded in the spring of 2011. Individual awards are a maximum of $500 US. Emily grant application guidelines are very easy to follow. Each application received will be given full consideration.
For further information regarding the application process, please refer to the Emily Sandall Grants section of the website endchildlabor.org. Reports of past award grantees are contained on the website as well.
Students, youth, young adults and teachers are encouraged to apply. Be creative with your ideas as to how to raise awareness and promote education to end child labor at your school and/or local community!
Thirty education and OSH experts at the ENETOSH Network Event “Violence in the Education Sector” quickly reach consensus: There must be a joint, holistic approach to preventing violence in schools.
Prof. Peter Smith from Goldsmith, University of London explained what is exactly meant by violence, bullying and cyberbullying in schools. Focus was placed on the “Multi-sectoral Guidelines to Tackle Third-party Violence and Harassment Related to Work” adopted in July 2010 due to the fact that the risk of experiencing both violence and harassment is greatest in the education and health sectors (EWCS 2005, Chapter 4). Penny Clark, Head of EU policy of the European Federation for Public Service Unions (EPSU) talked about the special conditions under which violence and harassment occur in the public sector. She also discussed the possibility of introducing measures for preventing violence as early as childhood.
Please click here for the call for tenders (PDF file).
The association gives priority to the progress of engineering in its various areas throughout the national territory. The activities of the association covers holding of national conferences and other events such as symposia and seminars, as well as a systematic disclosure of publications of scientific and technical papers produced by the community of Engineers. Seminars, courses and other training as well as the existence of an updated library are examples of activities with major impact on training of engineers.
Riga Technical University is an accredited, internationally recognized European level university offering a wide range of academic and professional degree programmes across various fields of study. Several faculties of the Riga Technical University integrate occupational safety and health into their studies - for bachelor degree, master degree and, in the future, even for the doctoral degree.
Prof. Janis Ievins and Assist. Prof. Janis Berzins came to Dresden and signed the membership form in person. Click here for a picture of this visit.
On the ILO website, the complete report for discussion at the Global Dialogue Forum on Vocational Education and Training (29–30 September 2010 at the International Labour Office, Geneva) is available, as well as an interview with the ILO specialists Bill Ratteree and Michael Axmann about how TVET systems can respond to these challenges.
Violence is a challenge that is getting more and more important for teachers and trainers. The event will present different scenarios of violence in educational establishments, especially at school. The new Multi-sectoral guidelines to tackle third-party violence and harassment related to work will be introduced. In addition the ETUCE Action Plan on Preventing and Tackling Violence in Schools will be presented. Finally good practice, like the whole school approach, will exemplify how to cope with the challenge of violence.
The event wil take place on 26. November 2010, 9:00-11:00 o’clock at the
Square Conference Centre / European Parliament.
The collection "Arbeitsschutzfilm" went online in October and contains films from all categories of safety at work. The content is provided by several institutions from Germany and Switzerland. Users of the platform can register, comment the films and give hints to other suitable movies anywhere in the internet, in English and other languages as well.
More information and access to all films on the website (in German) www.arbeitsschutzfilm.de.
Following this study, overviews and checklists for each competence field are available to instructors and trainers including knowledge requirements and behaviour-related requirements (skills and wider competencies). Each competence field is assigned to one of the performance levels of the European Qualifications Framework (EQF).
The ENETOSH Standard has been re-launched on 9th September at the WorkingOnSafety.net Conference, 8-10 September 2010, in Røros, Norway: www.wos2010.no
All documents of the validated standard are now available for download (in English and in German) on this platform, as well as more information on the validation study. Please choose "ENETOSH Standard" from the main menu on the left.
For more information, please go to "Training & Innovation" in our main menu on the left.
When it comes to integrating OSH into university education, there are a number of particular challenges.
There is often a lack of teaching staff who have expertise in OSH, and a lack of OSH teaching materials suitable for university level. There can be a lack of funds for developing OSH education at universities, compared with schools. And university courses can favour theoretical learning methods over practical, active ones.
This report looks at the challenges of ‘mainstreaming’ or integrating OSH into university courses, as well as providing examples of imaginative ways in which these challenges can be overcome. And it shows that there are examples from around Europe of OSH successfully being made a part of university education.
On the website, the full report can be downloaded (in English).
A fact sheet is available in 22 different languages.
| Bild: | The second interesting report by the British Safety Council, "Ensuring the safety and health of young workers", focuses on the health and safety of young workers and is the second in a series of publications by the British Safety Council in 2010. The reports are designed to share best practice and to increase the understanding of the social, economic and personal consequences of workplace injury and ill health, and the sensible and effective actions that would help prevent such harm. The report shows projects by the BSC and examples from the work life of young workers. Four big companies from different branches were chosen to show their way of dealing with and caring for the safety and health of young workers.
Please visit the website of the BSC and click here to download the report (PDF file) directly.
In June 2010 the ETUCE and the European Federation of Education Employers (EFEE) held their first plenary of the European Sectoral Social Dialogue Committee in Education which has got Health and Safety issues as a priority topic on the joint agenda.
More information on the ETUCE website.
The role of the listserv is to begin creating an international Community of Practice and Learning (CoPL) around hazardous work and young people. It will connect researchers, educators, policymakers, practitioners, and funders so they can share ideas, ask questions, disseminate practical tools, adapt educational materials, and find opportunities to work together.
After a two month trial phase, ILO IPEC will survey subscribers' views on future directions for the CoPL.
For more information, please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or go to the ILO website.
The overall objective of the OSH-EASTNET action is to share knowledge and good practice between the Italian Association of Industrial Hygienists (AIDII) and National Association of Public Health of Albania, Macedonian Confederation of Employers of Republic of Macedonia - Medical Companies Association, Association for Safety and Health at Work – Serbia, Association of Public Health Research of Turkey with the view of improving OHS practices in the area and to enhance its harmonization with EU standards.
In the first 6 months, four meetings have already been organised (Brussels, Rome, Istanbul, Tirana) with great success.
The next meeting will be held in Rome on 30th September 2010 during the IOHA 2010 Conference.
For more information: www.oshnet.eu, email@example.com
Cyber-harassment has more and more developed into a highly discussed topic at schools because it affects teachers at their workplace and their working conditions in a most dangerous way.
In the scope of this project by ETUCE, two surveys have been carried out. A seminar in Brussels, a conference in Bratislava and a special area on the ETUCE teacher's occupational safety and health website complete these activities.
The conference, organized by Korea Occupational Safety and Health Agency (KOSHA) and Korean Society of Safety (KOSOS), is the first international conference sponsored by the Scientific Committee on Accident Prevention (SCAP) of the International Commission on Occupational Health (ICOH).
The aim of the conference is to provide up-to-date discussions in the
field of safety science and technology.
The "Associazione Italiana Formatori della Sicurezza sul Lavoro" (Italian Association of Trainers in Occupational Safety) is a non-profit organization made up of trainers, teachers, professionals, consultants, companies and those involved in the training of occupational safety.
More information in our member's area (Main menu: "Membership")
The Polytechnic School of the University of Girona (Spain) and the Health & Safety Unit from Malta.
The Escola Politecnica Superior (Polytechnic School) of the University of Girona is the center where students are studying the technological sphere of the University of Girona. The aim of the Polytechnic School is to train professionals in the field of Technology.
| Bild: | The Heath & Safety Unit by the Directorate for Educational Services of the Maltese Ministry of Education, Employment and the Family. The unit is working to promote awareness among all students on health and safety issues.
For more information, please click the map of Europe on the upper right side of this page and then choose a country.
For every profession, a humorous video clip starring "Bent E" puts a focus on the special safety requirements. In addition, a collection of facts is available, as well as "Tasks", a kind of quiz to show what the user has learned so far.
You can access this collection by clicking "Hot Topics" in the main menu on the left. There you will find a short teaser for each of the examples and a link leading to the project's web pages.
How to transfer the fire of our events into practice? How to understand transfer as a process? Those and other exciting issues will be discussed together with participants from different countries at the DGUV Congress Centre, Dresden.
The European Trade Union Committee for Education (ETUCE), which was established in 1975, represents 118 teachers' unions in 28 European Union (EU) and European Free Trade Association (EFTA) countries. ETUCE is composed of national organisations of teachers and other staff in education being member organisations of Education International (EI) or the World Confederation of Teachers (WCT). It has associated member organisations in the Central and Eastern European countries. The total coverage in Europe amounts to 166 organisations.
The EFEE was established in 2009, and has members in 18 countries. The overall objective of EFEE is to represent the interests of education providers of all levels (from pre-school to university and vocational education) as employers at European level, and thereby contribute to the improvement of education in the member states of the EU.
As a key stakeholder, PRIMAet invites experts to participate in this survey to help identify the available training for psychosocial risk management provided by different stakeholders across the EU.
You can download the survey here (DOC file, 844 KB). Depending on your system and browser, you might just have to click this link to download the file, otherwise click it with your right mouse button and choose "save target as...".
Please return this survey by email to Aditya.Jain@nottingham.ac.uk by the 30th of April 2010.
More information is available on the PRIMAeT website.
Every year, 230.000 accidents occur during transport and traffic within plants, 150 of them are fatal. In addition, 23.000 accidents occur on public roads during business journeys (170 of them fatal) and 175.000 accidents occur involving schoolchildren on public roads. In 2008, more than 500 insurants lost their lives due to one of these casualties.
The campaign "Fight the risk" aims at prevention and reduction of these accidents. A website is online now, offering information for employers, employees, pupils and teachers, links, videoclips and personalized E- Cards including a short prevention clip that can be sent to friends. A multimedia quiz will follow.
Click here for the website (DE), here for an information leaflet (EN). The links will open in a new browser window.
The three-day event, which was hosted by CSEC and AdRisk (the Community Action on Adolescents and Injury Risk project, a European initiative) and held at the headquarters of RoSPA in Birmingham, proved a major success.
There were inspiring examples of work from around the continent, including presentations from young people who are involved in injury prevention in the UK, and lively workshop sessions during which delegates sought to define “high quality practical safety education” and “risk competence”.
Click here for the seminar results website with more information and interesting links to projects and documentaries of the young participants.
The network is under the auspices of ENETOSH. Ulrike Bollmann, coordinator of ENETOSH, underlined the importance of an international exchange of experience and the continuous professionalisation of safety experts. The Institute for Work and Health of the German Social Accident Insurance offers a broad range of seminars to develop the competencies of safety experts. The safety experts come from different branches and the attendants from all over Germany.
Jörg Stojke, director of the BGW Academy in Dresden, pointed out that networking between safety experts is of an increasing importance.
Demographic change and migration are often discussed as problems, as well as their impact on work and health. But if we take a look at the possibilities, the enormous chances for a positive social development become apparent.
Internationally accepted speakers, working in the field of migration, health and demographic change are looking for an intensive exchange of information and experience at national and European level by holding speeches, within workshops and a plenary discussion. A cultural program will complete this International Migrant's Day.
Participation is free of charge, but an application is necessary. Click here for the website and online application form (in German).
| Bild: | BAR Bygge & Anlæg from Denmark. The Sectoral Working Environment Council on Building and Construction is composed of employers, managers and employee organizations within the construction area. It is one of a total of 11 Branchearbejdsmiljøråd.
| Bild: | BRITISH SAFETY COUNCIL. Founded in 1957, the British Safety Council is one of the world's leading health and safety organisations. The council's mission is to keep people healthy and safe at work and to support a healthier, safer and more sustainable society.
| Bild: | University Of Hamburg, Faculty Educational Science, Psychology And Kinesiology, Department Kinesiology And Training Theory
This Faculty is specialized in research and education in the fields of Kinesiology and sports science, biomechanics, sports mechanics, research methods in Kinesiology and training theory, health promotion and tests in motor skills.
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Existing descriptions of the competences of teaching professionals mainly encompass those working in general education. This handbook is an attempt to capture the fast-evolving and complex activities and competences required of those working within vocational education and training.
The Handbook can be dowloaded from the CEDEFOP website.
The abstract of this brochure says: "Every time traumatic events such as running amok come out a topic in public is school violence. After the first horror-struck reaction and speechlessness constantly the question of how to prevent school violence is raised in press and politics. At the same time it often is not taken into account that there already is a whole series of prevention programmes. In part these programmes even have been evaluated as effectively". The brochure was developed in order to facilitate the overview on a great number of programmes for the persons responsible, the schools and interested parties. It systematically lists a large part of German-speaking programmes. The brochure can be downloaded in PDF format from the IAG website.
Before an audience of 500 in the crowded civic centre in Bonn-Bad Godesberg, Prof. Dr. Reinhold Weiß, permanent representative of the President of the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (Bundesinstitut für Berufsbildung - BIBB) presented the award to Dr. Ulrike Bollmann and Dr. Dirk Windemuth of the Institute Work and Health of the German Social Accident Insurance (DGUV), who, in their role as co-ordinators, accepted it on behalf of all the partners in the ENETOSH network.
Please click here for the ADAM website or ENETOSH on ADAM
Within the scope of the A+A, the workshop "OSH and education - approaches to a successful cooperation" will take place on Thursday, 5th November 2009, 9:15 - 12:15 o'clock, at the international Congress A+A in Düsseldorf, Germany. The event will be carried out by ENETOSH in co-operation with the Statutory accident insurance for the public sector of the "Bundesland" North-Rhine Westfalia and the Expert group on Education of the German Social Accident Insurance (DGUV).
Click here for the programme in English or German.
More information on A+A: www.aplusa-online.de
| Bild: | Two new projects are in this list, too:
The "Young people at work" - website by Health and Safety Executive HSE has been relaunched and rebranded, with a new design and a better navigation. This website offers a health and safety podcast especially for young people.
| Bild: | The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents RoSPA launched the new website "Teen Safety and Risk" including a special Facebook group.
Susanne Burger from the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research, chair of the jury, declared: The jury was especially positive about the project results that have been developed by the coordinator Institute Work and Health of the German Social Accident Insurance in cooperation with all partners of the project. The jury appreciated explicitly the impact in practice achieved by the commitment and expertise of the partners.
The award ceremony will take place in the scope of the annual conference of the National Agency at Bonn Bad Godesberg on 1. - 2. October. Please click here for the programme of the conference.
The international Award recognizes organizations that have successfully integrated health, safety and environmental management into their overall business operations. These cases, demonstrating health and safety and economic productivity have been converted to be used as resources for engineering and business schools, and to promote partnerships with business schools and cooperation with professors.
ENETOSH will support the Award’s work by promoting it and nominating candidates to serve on the international panel of reviewers.
More information: www.campbellaward.org
The Confederation of Professionals in Denmark FTF, the trade union confederation for 450,000 public and private employees, making it the second biggest of Denmark's three main unions and a major actor in the Danish labour market, with its close on three million wage earners.
| Bild: | Erik Findalen, Director of the Technical School Hansenberg, Kolding Denmark. HANSENBERG is a modern educational institution with 150 years of experience in vocational training. The school offers a wide range of education and training programmes.
| Bild: | Technical University "Gheorghe Asachi" from Iasi, Romania. The University has 11 of faculties for different fields of engineering.
New ENETOSH Partner is the Occupational Safety and Health Department of the Technical University.
Hundreds of entries from all over Europe were received, covering organisations of all sizes and sectors and subject to a wide variety of risk factors. The Good Practice Booklet gives details of the eight winning and nine commended entries.
In selecting the examples, the judging panel was looking for solutions that show innovative and sustainable ways to tackled risks at source, solutions that go beyond simple compliance with legislation and that actively involve the workforce and demonstrate that risk assessment is linked to a broader occupational safety and health policy.
The award winners included a partnership approach from Romania to create a safe and healthy school. The case can be read in the report.
Please click here for: The announcment | The booklet | TV footage of the winners | Photos of the award ceremony (all links leading to the website of the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work and opening a new browser window)
Health is rarely a top priority for young people. And yet some health problems - related to obesity, alcohol, tobacco and drugs - often start at an early age. So it is important to address young people in an appropriate way. This new initiative offers a website in 22 languages to raise awareness for safety and health - with a competiton and a youth health blog to share experiences and opinions on health matters such as school sports, sex and nutritional education and local health issues. The EU is trying to address these different issues and encourage young people to become active partners in promoting their health.
More information on the website of the European Commission and the website of the Youth Health Initiative.
Organizing Committee: Professor Harri Vainio (Chair) and Dr. Hannu Anttonen (Co-Chair), both FIOH.
For more information, please visit www.ttl.fi/betterwork
The call for papers is now online, the deadline for proposals is March 27, 2009.
Check our member's area for more information, please.
To prevent accidents and to make worklife more secure, risk assessment and the ability to perceive risks in advance, is of immense importance. There are so many different risks that can be "hidden" in everyday work in the different professions or fields of work, therefore training and education can help workers to see risks of their workfield in advance.
The EC financed AdRisk project, ‘Community Action on Adolescents and Risk- Taking’, now launched a package of materials and information targeted at policy- makers, stakeholders and professionals at both the European and national levels to help save the lives of Europe’s young people.
In cooperation with the Initiative for New Quality at Work (INQA), the project "Full Breath" (Volle Puste) has been initiated. The project is supposed to raise awareness of the role of respiratory and skin diseases when choosing a profession.
The Korea Occupational Safety & Health Agency (KOSHA) is a public and non-profit industrial accident prevention organization established on December 9, 1987 as a government-funded institute in accordance with the Korea Industrial Safety and Health Agency Act (Law No. 3931). KOSHA seeks to contribute to the growth and development of the national economy by maintaining and improving the safety and health conditions of workplaces and runs, among others, practical training programs for safety and health management, a correspondence training program for supervisors at workplaces, general training programs for supervisors at workplaces and an Occupational Safety Training Institute.
You will find more information on the KOSHA Member's page on this platform and on the KOSHA website.
Promoting workplace health, and especially the topics covered by the "Move Europe" campaign directly in companies all over Europe, can help bringing these topics to education and training inside these companies as well. There are trainers and teachers related to or working in these companies who can use the campaign to strengthen the role of workplace health. The improvement of life-style oriented behaviours at the workplace has, of course, always been a topic for training and education in occupational health and safety as well.
More information about the initiative here.
In Portugal, there is a large community of teachers and trainers involved in Occupational Safety and Health. Prof. Soeiro is a teacher of Civil Engineering at the University of Porto and has been researching safety in Construction. One of the members of the Protugese network, Dr. Roxo, was Vice-General Inspector of Labour in Portugal and is currently dealing with subjects related with the European matters of OSH. Dr. Freitas, another member, is responsible for OSH in the Portguese telecommunication company and president of APSET - Portugese Association of OSH. The three persons which currently form the Portugese network are a small sample that illustrates the spectrum of OSH activities in this country.
The English version of the programme can be viewed and downloaded here. Please click here for the German version.
The registration form in English is available here, the German version here. All documents come in PDF file format and will be opened in a new browser window.
For more information on the 8th Training & Innovation, please click here.
This year´s topic is "Intercultural Dialogue in Work and Health". Again, the event will be carried out in cooperation with the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work. It is also a contribution to the European Year of Intercultural Dialogue.
Companies which are interested in joining the project are requested to contact Dr. Noemí Fernández Sánchez, RKW Kompetenzzentrum, Germany, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.