To this end, the Task Group has developed a short online questionnaire to analyze relevant content and methods of study programs. At this stage, the main challenge is to identify responsible academic leaders of such programs within universities, initially in Europe.
The Task Group would very much appreciate to be informed about good and innovative education and training programs (university, program, contact) in the following professional fields: (1) occupational safety, hygiene and ergonomics; (2) occupational medicine (in the medical curriculum and in specialist further training for occupational physicians); (3) human resource management (business and management schools). For some background information on the project please have a look here.
If you would like to get involved in this project by supporting the Task Group, please contact email@example.com.
After the success of the first event, the European Federation of Education Employers (EFEE) and the European Trade Union Committee for Education (ETUCE) are pleased to announce a second interactive online workshop hosted by the Irish partners within the framework of the “OSH4Edu – European Sectoral Social Partners in Education Enhancing Risk Assessment in Education Institutions Project”, which will take place on Tuesday 27 January 2021.
OiRA – Online interactive Risk Assessment – is a web platform that enables the creation of sectoral risk assessment tools in any language in an easy and standardised way. It is developed and maintained by EU-OSHA and it is based on the Dutch risk assessment instrument RI&E.
OiRA is an online platform that consists of the OiRA tool generator (where developers can create sectoral tools) and OiRA sectoral tools, which are accessible through an interactive website. Sectoral partners at EU or national level and EU or national authorities (the developers of the tools) can use the OiRA tool generator to create risk assessment tools for different sectors, for example the hairdressing sector. These tools — OiRA sectoral tools — are then made available for MSEs to use to carry out risk assessments.
The International Training Centre of the ILO (ITCILO), in conjunction with LABADMIN/OSH (the ILO department responsible for OSH), is organizing this training activity to further the dissemination and sustainability of the SOLVE programme by involving tripartite constituent organizations, United Nations programmes and projects, training institutions and other intermediate civil society organizations in its delivery.
Please click here for examples: "SOLVE: Integrating Health Promotion into Workplace OSH Policy" (26 - 30 April 2021), Training of Trainers in SOLVE: Integrating Health Promotion into Workplace OSH Policy" (1 March -7 May 2021) or here for all courses at the ITCILO in Turin, Italy.
MAAC, among others, provides training in the field of occupational safety and health and risk assessment for Kosovar businesses. The MAAC Health and Safety Team provides a comprehensive client service ranging from compliance and regulatory advice to representation in civil proceedings. Health and Safety is closely integrated with the insurance litigation team, so clients can rely on a comprehensive, fully integrated approach to all their health and safety needs.
MAAC also offers a programme of seminars and free regular health and safety law updates, as well as training tailored to the needs of companies. Services include advice on compliance and regulatory issues, Health & Safety policy audits, tailored Human Resource and Health and Safety training, accident investigation, advice on health and safety enforcement, representation at fatal accident inquiries, and more.
All information on MAAC on the website.
As part of this, the EC has launched a public consultation, inviting relevant stakeholders to express their views and opinions on the current EU Strategic Framework, and provide input to help prepare and improve the new one for the period 2021-2027.
The workers’ safety and health at work is a matter of broad interest. For this reason, this public consultation is collecting the views of all interested citizens and organisations. Contributions are particularly sought from national or regional public authorities active in the area of occupational safety and health (OSH), employers and employers’ organisations, workers and workers’ organisations, other EU institutions or bodies and organisations and citizens with an interest or expertise in the area of occupational safety and health.
Interested persons and organisations can contribute to this consultation by filling in the online questionnaire. It will be available until 01 March 2021 in some or all official EU languages. Responses can be submitted in any official EU language.
You can access the questionnaire here.
Jolly Back, founded by physiotherapist Lorna Taylor, has been providing practical and ergonomic solutions, backed up by trusted advice, for employers and employees working with young children since 2009. Jolly Back aspires to improve the working life, health and comfort of early years and primary educators, pediatric therapists and those caring for children through providing practical and ergonomic seating solutions.
Lorna Taylor created the unique and revolutionary Jolly Back Chair after being unable to find a low, mobile chair which would adequately support staff. Since then, Jolly Back has won several education, design and customer service awards, developed new products and solutions and assessed others to support employees, employers and children with their back care and health needs.
Find out more about our new member on the Jolly Back website.
A report of the seminar, with all information, presentations and additional material and web links, is now available online here.
The seminar was held in the scope of the "Healthy Workplaces - Lighten the Load 2020-22" - Campaign of the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work
At the A+A Congress 2021, you will meet and reach numerous people who will take up your ideas and carry the torch for you.
The call for ideas and topics for the 37th International A+A Congress 2021 is now open. Basi, the Federal Association for Occupational Safety and Health at Work in Germany, is calling on all interested parties to take part in the “Call for Participation”. All proposals can be easily submitted online - more information can be found here.
The Steering Committee meets together twice a year and is responsible for the strategy of the network. Objectives of the committee are sharing knowledge and experience on education and training in OSH, sharing the management of ENETOSH out between several institutions, optimizing the quality management of the network, mutual support and counseling, distributing assignments and jointly benefit from results and increasing the effectiveness of ENETOSH.
The committee has 14 members at the moment, and two chairs. The other chair is Dr Nuria Mancebo Fernandez of the University of Girona, Escola Politecnica Superior, Spain.
More information on the work of the committee can be found here, on the Croatian Health Insurance Fund here.
Last, but not least, we'd like to thank Diana de Sousa Policarpo of the Authority for Working Conditions (ACT), Portugal, for her ambitious work as chair of the committee during the last one and a half year.
The National Education Union is the largest education union in Europe, supporting and representing more than 450,000 members, including the majority of teachers all across the UK. NEU is a campaigning union with a clear vision of what the education system should look like. The union wants to shape the future of education for the benefit of teachers, support staff, leaders and pupils.
The Health & Safety month will offer a lot of different training programmes and events, including webinars related to MSDs and COVID-19.
You can find the full programme of the H&S Month and register on the NEU website.
He leads the Task Group “SDG 8 - Promoting decent work and productive employment through Higher Education” coordinated by ENETOSH. The Task Group acts through an international network of experts from the field of occupational health and occupational safety and aims at mainstreaming decent work (good work) into higher education institutions. The group puts a focus on identifying innovative teaching and learning approaches towards integrating SDG 8 competences and knowledge into higher education curricula and related developments of a whole university approach to strengthen good work in this field of education.
Website of the Centre for Health and Society, at the Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf www.uniklinik-duesseldorf.de
You can watch the video recordings of the sessions here.
During 2012–2018, an estimated 3.2 million nonfatal injuries to young workers were treated in hospital emergency departments, with the highest rates among workers aged 18–19 years. Data from 2018 indicate that the leisure and hospitality industry contributed the highest percentage of injuries to workers aged 15–17 years requiring at least 1 day away from work.
A comprehensive, public health strategy for protecting young workers requires designing and maintaining safer worksites, legislation and enforcement, and education and training.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published this new report that can be accessed here.
In this second part of Finnish Schools on the Move webinar series, you will get more information about learning environments as an essential part of a physically active school day.
Topics are:"Schools on the Move overview of Active Learning Environments", "How the Finnish schools have improved the learning environments according to the Self-evaluation tool?", "What type of built learning environments are available and how they support physical activity?", How outdoor and indoor facilities and good practices support physical activity in schools?"
Speakers: Antti Blom, Programme Director, Finnish National Agency for Education, Katariina Kämppi, Researcher, LIKES Research Centre for Physical Activity and Health, Tiina Malste, Manager Learning Design, Isku Interior, Kimmo Nykänen, Kaisa Blomberg and Anna Oksanen, Pedagogical Experts, ActivOppi.
This webinar is second part of three webinar sessions. The first part in June was an overview on Finnish School on the Move Programme. The third part of the series will be held in November.
You can register for the webinar here .
A special workshop was carried out at the kick-off webinar ‘Healthy workplaces lighten the load’ campaign 2020-22 on 10 September to initiate or reinforce cooperation between national network partners and to amplify the impact of the campaign.
The campaign will officially start on 22. October.
In 12 chapters, international experts from different backgrounds put a focus on the use of a social-constructive and a context sensitive approach to competence in occupational safety and health and try to show how to form a theoretical basis for putting into place the necessary learning processes for cultural transformation in companies and educational institutions.
As Frank Guldenmund of the Technical University Delft (NL) states in his foreword, "Culture is about shared understanding, about shared meanings […] [but is] not arbitrary. This is the dynamic part of culture […] [and] culture is embedded in a larger culture. […] The book that lies before you is about cultures of prevention and about the competences required to achieve this."
Ulrike Bollmann: "This book brings different perspectives to bear on the question of which competences are needed for the transformation of work in the face of globalization, digitalization, and migration."
Please find a leaflet with more information here.
More information and PDF preview of the book on www.taylorfrancis.com
CodeX offers one-to-one coding lessons with a trained tutor, where students can learn Python, one of the world’s most widely used programming languages. The aim is to improve the employability of young people by teaching them to code. In particular, CodeX aims to create inclusive courses that are suitable for both people with and without ASC (Autistic Spectrum Condition).
There are three types of courses: the "ASC Course" - a 6-week, 6-hour long course that gives students with ASC the opportunity to engage in a coding experience that is tailored to their needs through the course's delivery and format. The second, "Non-ASC Course", is offered in schools, for a larger cohort of students (without ASC). These courses will also follow the 6-week, 6-lesson package format. And, finally, CodeX offers an "Employability Session", a 1-hour session run by one of the sponsors, where they give an insight into the tech industry and how programming can be applied within the working world.
All courses are inclusive and accessible, and they offer price flexibility where possible, so that gender, race, economics and neurodiversity are not barriers to success, as CodeX believes that everyone should have equal employment opportunities, and are committed to tackling the employment gap for people with autism.
More information on the CodeX website.
The Literacy Prize by UNESCO is supposed to reward five individuals or organizations around the world every year for their outstanding projects that promote literacy within the theme ‘Teaching and learning literacy: the role of educators and changing pedagogies’.
This year’s thematic focus is highlighting teachers who are at the frontline of delivering literacy learning, and their contribution to promoting youth and adult literacy, linked to target 4.6 of the Sustainable Development Goal on Education (SDG4), where literacy is perceived as a continuum developed throughout life.
OSH Literacy.org is committed to making a tangible reduction in the unacceptably high number of workplace deaths, diseases, injuries and losses which result from poor OSH literacy skills. David Magee, founder and CEO, believes in making OSH communications and training ‘accessible to all’ regardless of colour, creed, culture, gender, age, sexual orientation, social background, politics, economic status, physical, educational and/or mental ability and has been working for this goal for many years. The nomination is a great honor, and we wish David and OSH Literacy.org good luck!
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First of all, the MSD conversation starters (we presented them in our news a while ago) are now available in many languages. The brochure covers different scenarios, including tackling MSDs in a range of different jobs and can be used to facilitate group discussions in the workplace or during training. The tool contains guidance for managers and employees on communicating about MSDs.
The second resource is the "Understanding Musculoskeletal Disorders " toolkit, which uses more than a dozen Napo films to raise awareness among staff and suppliers, on topics such as bad postures, repetitive work, early detection of MSDs, handling loads and many more. The toolkit, which contains a ‘facilitator guidance’ and ‘discussion activities’, is also suitable for vocational training courses.
Click here to access the resources on the EU-OSHA website.
Occupational hygiene can mean much more than "just" hygiene - and in times of the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, hygiene itself gains very high importance.
The "Hot Topic" collection shows examples from our database "Toolbox" from all over the world, some of them dealing with hygiene in schools in the face of the Corona pandemic, others with hygiene at workplaces in small, medium and big companies.
Furthermore, you will find a list of institutes and institutions working for occupational hygiene all over the world - without claim of completeness. Institutes and Institutions, private and governmental, from various countries, all websites linked there are valuable sources of information.
Click here to access the Hot Topic directly.
The Global Coalition for Safety and Health by ILO was launched on 29 November 2019 at the Vison Zero Summit in Helsinki and is composed of Task Groups that reflect the identified priorities of the global agenda on safety and health at work.
The aim of this Task Group within the Global Occupational Safety and Health Coalition (GOC) is to promote decent work and productive employment through improved and coordinated education and training programs on safety and health in Higher Education at national, European and international level.
The Task Group seeks to improve awareness, commitment, knowledge and skills among future (and current) professionals and decision-makers participating in HE programs, enabling them to identify and reduce safety- and health-adverse working conditions and to promote a preventative culture at work and in employment. According to the principles guiding the SDG process, the Task Group follows a holistic approach that also includes personality development and entrepreneurship. It is an inherent feature of the project to build a bridge between the academic world and the world of work.
Learn more about the Global coalition on the ILO website.
The Finnish Schools on the Move is a national action programme aiming to establish a physically active culture in Finnish comprehensive schools.
In this webinar, participants will learn more about this internationally recognized physical activity promotion programme. Topics will be "What is Schools on the Move program and how it became a national success story, covering 90% of Finnish comprehensive schools?", "Why is it important to increase physical activity during the school day", "What are the different types of components to increase physical activity in schools", "Program research and results of positive changes in children’s physical activity", "How the teachers are trained to use physically active learning methods during teaching?" and "Temporary Finnish school abroad: How it is done and why?".
Interested persons can register for the webinar here.
More information about "Finnish Schools on the Move" in our "Good Practice" area or on schoolsonthemove.fi
Components of the 2021 study will be "Financial Literacy", "Information and communication technologies (ICT)", "Mathematics" and, for the first time, "Creative Thinking".
The PISA 2021 draft by OECD says: "... Creative thinking is [...] more than simply coming up with random ideas. It is a tangible competence, grounded in knowledge and practice, that supports individuals in achieving better outcomes, oftentimes in constrained and challenging environments. [...]
Developing an international assessment of creative thinking can encourage positive changes in education policies and pedagogies. The PISA 2021 creative thinking assessment will provide policymakers with valid, reliable and actionable measurement tools that will help them to make evidence-based decisions."
You can find the whole PISA 2021 Assessment and Analytical Framework on the OECD website.
In addition to various articles and papers in this collection, the report "A Framework to guide an Education Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic of 2020" has been released, which aims at supporting education decision making to develop and implement effective education responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The report offers a framework to guide the development of context-specific education strategies. It includes a checklist of 25 points to support the development of an education strategy during the pandemic. This can be used by national, state or local education authorities or by leaders of education networks. The most critical needs that should be addressed are: ensuring academic learning for students, supporting students who lack skills for independent study, ensuring the wellbeing of students, providing professional support for teachers and ensuring wellbeing of teachers and medical attention to teachers.
You can read the report here.
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WHO offers lots on information on Corona Virus and risk communication, as well as recommendations for protection of health workers and employers and workers in non-health care workplaces.
Additional WHO and ILO resources for protection of health and safety of health workers and responders are "Occupational safety and health in public health emergencies: A manual for protecting health workers and responders" in English and Chinese, forthcoming French, Spanish and Arabic, "Work improvement in health services, a training tool and action manual" in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Arab and Chinese and "ILO, Guidelines on decent work in public emergency services"
The range of possible health innovation solutions that may be submitted include: apps or games; wearables, digital technologies, tools or platforms, products; the creation or improvement of products, services, processes; new approaches to collaboration or communication, or new ways of engaging young people and/or other stakeholders; policy reform proposals - with a view to keeping young people safe across the world.
Health innovations are defined here as the creation or improvement of virtual, physical or digital products, services, processes, or systems to improve public health.
Individuals and groups of up to four (4) individuals are invited to respond to the challenge by submitting a proposed solution to the challenge. There are no age restrictions. Only one (1) submission is allowed per individual or group of individuals. Submissions must be made in your own personal capacity, and not as representative of an organization.
Submissions will be accepted globally, but priority will be given to submissions that demonstrate respect for gender diversity and involvement of young people exposed to, affected by or living with the issue/risk/disease/condition in the development of the respective solution.
All submissions will be featured on the challenge webpage on the Unite Ideas platform. The winners and their proposals will be mentioned on the WHO public website and invited to attend an award ceremony at WHO’s Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland in June 2020 (date and other details TBC). Flights and accommodation will be covered by WHO, in accordance with its rules and procedures, for up to three winners (one individual representative of each winning proposal).
Submit your solution by 15 April 2020. More details about the challenge can be found here.
Young people (those aged 15-24) who are employed also face a greater risk than older workers of losing their jobs because of automation, and those with vocational training are particularly vulnerable, the report shows.
“This reflects how the occupation-specific skills imparted by vocational training tend to become obsolete faster… than general education skills,” the report says. It calls for vocational training programmes to be revised and modernized so that they meet the changing demands of the digital economy.
There are currently around 1.3 billion young people globally, of whom 267 million are classified as NEET. Two-thirds, or 181 million, of NEETs are young women.
“Too many young people around the world are becoming detached from education and the labour market, which can damage their long-term prospects, as well as ultimately undermine the social and economic development of their countries,” said Sangheon Lee, Director of the Employment Policy Department of the ILO. “But the reasons why they become NEET vary enormously. The challenge will be to balance the flexible approach needed to reach these young people with the strong policies and actions necessary to make an impact. A ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach won’t work.”
The ILO report is available for download now.
The IMFP is an integral part of the World Congress and highlights that successful prevention work can be advanced through outstanding creative multimedia initiatives. It provides a fascinating glimpse into the various ways different cultures approach occupational safety and health.
The IMFP profiles films and multimedia productions about safety and health at work from all over the world. It provides a unique opportunity for participants to present their products and ideas to a major group of influential safety and health professionals.
All films and multimedia productions, for example films, websites, apps, web-based training, social media and software, are accepted. Submissions can be made by national and international organizations, or institutions as well as by agencies, filmmakers or individuals. We accept all media on safety and health at work produced since January 2016.
So far over 200 productions from all over the world have been submitted to the International Media Festival for Prevention 2020!
The deadline for submissions has been extended to March 31, 2020.
An international jury will select the winners and all nominated and winning productions will be presented to World Congress delegates in the Festival Cinema during the Congress. Prizes will be awarded in the presence of a large audience during the Special Media Session on October 5, 2020.
More details on the IMFP Website.
Under the lead of Johannes Siegrist, Senior Professor at University Düsseldorf and Nuria Mancebo, Director of the Chair of Health and Safety of the University of Girona, Spain, Chair of the ENETOSH Task Force Higher Education, this project has been started to strengthen decent work and productive employment through improved and coordinated education and training programs on health and safety in Higher Education at national, European and international level. The project was initiated by Lennart Levi, Emeritus Professor of Psychosocial Medicine, Member of the Swedish Parliament 2006-2010; Eurostress HB, Sweden. The official kick-off event will be announced soon.
This new report sets out recommendations in the form of Key Principles that should be implemented in all European countries, in order to ensure that everyone – and especially children and youngsters – receive high quality traffic safety and mobility education. The 17 Key Principles are accompanied by best practice examples that illustrate how these principles can be applied in practice.
The report is published as part of the LEARN! (Leveraging Education to Advance Road safety Now) project, by the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC), the Flemish Foundation for Traffic Knowledge (VSV) and Fundación MAPFRE, and aims to improve the quality of traffic safety and mobility education across Europe.
More information on the project and the report for download are available at www.trafficsafetyeducation.eu
The inclusion of OSH training into VT training programmes is commonplace. All the actors involved in training and work agree that it is in training processes where we should acquire knowledge, develop skills and internalize risk identification and prevention behaviours at work.
For participants in training processes, in particular young people, to effectively adopt safe and healthy work behaviours, they must understand and value their importance, associate them and apply them in the different processes and moments of their work practice, know their rights and duties in this field and, most of all, identify and act to prevent the specific risks to which they are exposed to by developing OSH skills.
The objective of this booklet is to offer some practical guidelines to teachers to make their work in the field of OSH easier.
The guidelines and suggestions that are here systematized aim at mainstreaming the prevention of risks at work, the protection and the promotion of health into the forestry and wood production sector, while also taking into account the particular features of the target audience: young people who are participating in educational processes.
These guidelines include: Identification of skills to be developed by participants, Methodological suggestions for mainstreaming, Analysis of work processes by identifying risks, common errors and systematizing good practices, Examples of learning activities linked to different risks and a repository of resources to support training processes.
The guide can be downloaded on the ILO website.
The products that have been developed are available on the ERGOHAIR website, as well as on the website www.ergoforhairdressers.com, which has been developed to focus on younger people.
Both websites provide lots of products and resources, such as an online questionnaire, medical reference documents, a collection of good practice examples on ergonomics for hairdressers, ergonomic tips for employees and for employers, ergonomic tips for training and education, ergonomic tips for suppliers and other ergonomic tips.
The ergoHAIR project will be referenced by the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) in the new biannual campaign (2020-2022) concerning "Musculoskeletal conditions".
In this framework, ILO/Cinterfor (Inter-American Centre for Knowledge Development in Vocational Training) is responsible for implementing the Project component related to OSH in vocational training in Uruguay and as a learning outcome of the implementation of the Project in the country, this guide was defined with the purpose of being a valuable tool for the entire region. Based on an applied experience, the impact of the Project is regionalized through a tool that is available to other countries.
The purpose of this Guide is that the different actors involved in training processes (curriculum designers, leaders at educational centres, teachers or facilitators, in-company tutors, etc.) can find tools and practical suggestions that may enable the application of OSH principles and practices at all times. The guidelines and suggestions that are here systematized aim at approaching the prevention of risks at work, the protection and the promotion of health in different areas in a cross-cutting manner, while also taking into account the particular features of the target audience: young people who are participating in educational processes of different kinds.
The guide can be downloaded from the "Skills for Employment" website of ILO.
In the scope of the International Year of Sound, an International Competition for students of Primary, Middle and Secondary Schools from all over the world has been announced.
The competition is structured in two categories:
1. Competition for students of Primary and Middle Schools (approximately from 5 to 12 years old); Students are asked to produce hand-made drawings, pictures, patchworks, collages and similar, related to their world of sounds, inspired by the the motto of IYS2020 “Importance of Sound for Society and the World” and, possibly, by melody and refrain of the song “We are the sounds of our world”.
2. Competition for students of Secondary Schools (approximately from 13 to 18 years old); Students are asked to write a stanza of 4 verses in mother tongue and/or in English, inspired by the melody and the refrain of the song “We are the sounds of our world” as well as by the motto of IYS2020 “Importance of Sound for Society and the World”.
Participants can be students: as individual or organized in groups and whole classes, considered as representatives of their school.
Deadline is 30 April 2020, Winners and awarded items will be announced by ICA (International Commission for Acoustics) by 31 August 2020.
You can find the competition details in this document (PDF) or on the IYS website.
The SafeYouth@Work Project collaborated with Governments, employers’ and workers’ organizations, youth and other civil society groups and educational institutions, through activities supporting enhancements in OSH data collection, legislative reform, capacity building, advocacy and research.
The Project worked intensively in several countries to mainstream OSH content into TVET and similar training. The guides developed for this work are available at the Project website and at the ILO CINTERFOR website. It also established a training program on OSH for young workers at the ILO’s training center in Turin, and, finally, the Project developed an innovative self-training package on OSH for young workers.
These materials have been designed to have broad relevance and utility for OSH or youth-related organizations, as well as practitioners interested in young workers, training, and strengthening prevention culture. The Project’s record of successful interventions to improve OSH data, legal frameworks, capacity and awareness are designed to be adaptable and accessible to a wide range of uses and audiences.
IPD is a non-profit research organization committed to the promotion of prevention culture, personal development and the promotion of wellbeing in the working and social life.
The Institute develops research and is capable of providing innovative solutions that facilitate the growth of healthy entrepreneurship and promote employment in a health environment. In order to achieve this goal, IPD adopts an anthropocentric approach and cooperates with social, academic and business partners from all over the world, aiming at producing and transferring know-how, promoting entrepreneurial culture and enhancing the effectiveness and viability of enterprises.
More about IPD on the institute's website.
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More than 60 experts attended the workshop and listened to excellent presentations by Ilda Figueiredo (Portuguese Ministry of Education), Helena Lewis-Smith (UK) and Peter Paulus (Germany), Sigrid Zörgiebel-Schaefer (Germany - Japan), Mitchel Rosen (US), Lucie Kocurkova (Czech Republic), Heike Brüggemann-Prieshoff and Michael Hauke (Germany) and Kathi Musialek (Austria).
Interesting and intense discussions rounded off this very successful event. The process of implementation of research and good practice will be one focus of the next workshop in Dresden (May 2020), that will be dedicated to physical and mental health for young people.
The report of the workshop, with all presentations and a picture gallery, is now available here.
To support the training and education of occupational safety and health professionals and to promote mainstreaming OSH into education and training tailored to the African needs are two main objectives of OSHAfrica.
On November 6th 2019, Ehi Iden, President of OSHAfrica, and Dr Ulrike Bollmann, President of ENETOSH, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).
Both organisations have agreed to work together and help nurture a mutually supportive relationship aligned with each organisation’s aims and objectives.
Both organisations will endeavour to cooperate, wherever possible, on issues relevant to education and training in OSH at European level, Pan-African level and globally.
The full document can be accessed here.
More information on OSHAfrica on the website www.oshafrica.africa
Changes in the labor marked globally and in the Nordic countries involve new forms of work and atypical employment among young workers. A significant proportion of young workers are in temporary positions, working irregular working hours, and part-time work. The fourteen portraits of young people working in new and atypical forms of work in the Nordic countries in this report show that most of these young people have several jobs or incomes at the same time or a number of different jobs/incomes for short periods.
They are working at online platforms as e-sport gamers, YouTuber or Influencers, an thus move into the borderland of the meanings we usually ascribe to the categories ‘work’ and ‘working environment’. These developments also apply to traditional professions, such as carpentry work or service work, but the new aspect is that the work is mediated through online platforms, which seems to affect the working environment for those young workers. It is important to know more about new employment forms if we are to improve working environment among these young workers.
The project group consisted of participants from four Nordic countries - Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Iceland. Project leader was Johnny Dyreborg, Ph.D. of the National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Denmark.
The report can be downlaoded as PDF or ePUB file or read online here.
The conversation starters cover different scenarios, including tackling MSDs in a range of different jobs; telling an employer about a diagnosis of a musculoskeletal disease; speaking to a worker who may be suffering from back pain and tackling MSDs in a workplace where tasks are highly differentiated by gender.
Good communication between workers and managers about MSDs is essential to preventing and managing them properly. This practical resource makes clear the benefits of having honest and constructive conversations as soon as a problem arises.
In addition, EU-OSHA started promoting the topic MSD and the publication on social media, such as Facebook.
You can download the brochure (in English) on the EU-OSHA website. More information on MSDs are available here, including the interesting guide “Healthy workers, thriving companies - a practical guide to wellbeing at work”, that ca be downloaded as well.
The AfriSAFE project also involves yearly publication of the African Health and Safety Report and Directory of all Safety Professionals in Africa with areas of specialty for easy reference and networking.
This year, Dr Ulrike Bollmann, coordinator of the ENETOSH network, has been selected from several nominees to receive an award in one of the several categories, the “AfriSAFE Lifetime Achievement Award” for excellence and professionalism in her contribution to the growth and development of OSH in Africa. This nomination is a great honor and will be a motivation to strengthen ENETOSH's efforts for cooperations with OSH professionals and institutions in Africa.
The awarding ceremony will take place in the scope of an "Excellence Gala Night" on 8 November in Lagos, Nigeria. More information on the AfriSAFE website.
eLearning Africa was founded in 2005 and has hosted 17,278 participants from 100+ countries around the world, with over 80% coming from the African continent. More than 3,530 speakers have addressed the conference about every aspect of technology supported learning, training and skills development.
The conference includes core dialogues, discovery demos, knowledge exchange sessions, knowledge factories, panel discussions, panel talks, plenary sessions, pre-conference events and poster presentations on specific topics and informal networking opportunities in which practitioners share their experiences, ideas, new information and perspectives.
Workshops, conducted by leading experts and practitioners, precede the event. These small, intensive sessions offer attendees a unique opportunity to acquire new skills and learn about the latest developments.
eLearning Africa is the venue for Ministerial Round Table, an annual meeting of African ICT and Education ministers, who take part in a day-long discussion of key issues affecting education, training, skills and technology before the official opening of the main conference.
More information on the conference website.
The competition is organised in cooperation with Academies of Fine Arts (Cracow, Warsaw, Lodz) and under the patronage of the Minister of Labour and Social Policy and Chief Labour Inspector. The participants are artists, professors and students of artistic universities in Poland and abroad. The jury of the competition consists of representatives of artistic professions, science, ministries of health and labour, and trade unions, as well as enterprises whose business is related to the topic of the posters.
All posters of the competition from 2002 to 2019 can be seen on the CIOP website.
To pursue this mission, CLS seeks to establish healthy working partnerships and promote synergies between academics, government, trade unions, employers and other actors from civil society involved in the field of labour relations, organise educational programmes aimed at sensitising people actively involved or interested in labour issues to current trends, relevant concepts and analytical tools pertinent in this area. The center acts as a national monitoring agency and clearing house for trends and developments occurring in employment and industrial relations and carries out research, consultancy and disseminate information on issues related to industrial and employee relations in Malta and abroad.
Since 1997, the CLS has been offering a Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety. Malta’s main crop of occupational health and safety practitioners has derived primarily from graduates of this diploma programme. In 2016 the Centre started offering this course at a Bachelor level as a Degree (Honours) in Occupational Health and Safety.
More information on CLS in our member's area and on the CLS website.
The workshop is a follow-up event to the joint EU-OSHA – ENETOSH Workshop in Bilbao on musculoskeletal health for children and young workers. EU-OSHA has recently published the results of this workshop here.
Please find the confirmation form for participating the workshop here. If you are interested in participating, please send the filled in confirmation form to us by 7th October at the latest.
The complete A+A Congress program can be found here.
This is achieved via training and her child safety story book series – "The Adventures of Muna", which was self published on Amazon. It has been sold in 11 states and 7 countries. She convenes the annual School Safety Summit where relevant stakeholders proffer solutions to safety challenges affecting school children.
Due to her work, in 2016, she became a YALI Regional Leadership Centre Fellow for Emerging African Leaders. In 2017, she was a finalist for the McKinsey Next Generation Woman Leader Award. In 2018 she became a Tony Elumelu Entrepreneur and a Mandela Washington Fellow. She currently sits on the West African Regional Advisory Board to IREX and USAID on matters relating to the Mandela Washington Fellowship.
Ugochi Obidiegwu is committed to ensuring more children get safety education in Africa. She plans to keep introducing innovative safety programmes and products that enhance safety consciousness.
ENETOSH is very glad to cooperate with Ugochi Obidiegwu in the future!
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The Institute for Occupational Medicine and Occupational Safety (IAA) from Germany is an institution of experts, occupational physicians, company doctors, safety engineers and specialists for work safety with more than 20 years of experience in the support of companies in all industries. The Institute offers professional expert advice, helps to check regularly and train employees in work protection in a sustainable manner and provides risk assessments for all sectors (physical stress).
More information on the institute's website or in our members area.
The event served as an awareness-raising activity on the need to promote good musculoskeletal health at an early age. Participants exchanged ideas in small groups led by experts on four different aspects: research, policy (OSH – ergonomics), practice (mainstreaming OSH into education), and communication (body self-perception).
On the website of EU-OSHA, reports on the main conclusions from each workshop are available now, as well as information on the prevention of musculoskeletal disorders, a practical guide for small businesses on psychosocial risks, stress and musculoskeletal disorders and information on mainstreaming OSH into education.
In March 2019, Prevention Science, the Official Journal of the Society for Prevention Research, published a multilevel evaluation of the Talking Safety Curriculum for Middle Schools and High Schools by Rebecca J. Guerin (author), Andrea H. Okun, John P. Barile, James G. Emshoff, Michelle D. Ediger and Devin S. Baker.
This study evaluates the effectiveness of a foundational curriculum from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Talking Safety, to change adolescents’ workplace safety and health knowledge, attitude, subjective norm, self-efficacy, and behavioral intention to engage in workplace safety actions. The study also examines the impact of teacher fidelity of curriculum implementation on student outcomes. A multilevel evaluation, based on a modified theory of planned behavior, was conducted in 2016 with 1748 eighth-graders in Miami-Dade, Florida.
Get access to the full article here, to the "Talking Safety" curriculum here.
The NokNok platform uses gamification elements to motivate and re-enforce young people. Colourful monsters play a major role in the look and feel of the website. Each of the NokNok characters has their own personality and give advice and tips on mental health. NokNok visitors create their own unique monster when setting up their account. Each one lives in its own NokNok-room which can be completely personalised. Users can choose things like pineapple wallpaper, inspiring quotes on the wall, cool plants, and unicorns as pets. The more progress youngsters make on the platform, the more decoration options they unlock to style their personal NokNok space.
More information and access to the platform on www-noknok.be
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„How can OSH programs enhance the OSH experts and professionals’ capacities?” was one of the leading questions at the International Seminar on OSH Educational Programs that took place within the scope of Korea’s 52nd National Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Week on July 3rd 2019 in Seoul organized by the Korea Occupational Safety and Health Agency (KOSHA).
Commissioner Silas Sng from the Ministry of Manpower, Singapore; Alan Stevens, Head of Global Engagement & Partnerships at IOSH, UK; Young Bok Bae, Director of the Occupational Safety and Health Training Institute, OSHTI of KOSHA, Korea; and Dr Ulrike Bollmann, Head of International Cooperation at the Institute for Work and Health of the DGUV, Germany, presented the main challenges and strategies in the OSH educational programs in their countries. The session was moderated by Dr. In Jae Shin, Director General, Occupational Safety and Health Training Institute, KOSHA, who is a member of the ENETOSH Steering Committee.
From left to right: Dr. Thomas Fuller, Steve Thygerson
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Through collaborations with Dr. Ulrike Bollmann (ENETOSH), Dr. Thomas Fuller (Illinois State University), and Lester Claravall (Oklahoma Department of Labor), an abstract was put together discussing the ENETOSH ‘mainstreaming OSH into education’ concept. From the hundreds of abstracts submitted to the AIHA, “Global Occupational Safety and Health Education and Mainstreaming Collaborations” was one of the abstracts accepted. Fuller and Claravall co-presented this topic during the AIHce EXP 2019 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The presentation identified OSH curricula for various educational levels, described the global need for expanded OSH education to build OSH professional competence, and identified new areas where OSH curricula might be applied in their organizations. In addition, Fuller discussed the ENETOSH / IOHA collaborations taking place between the two international organizations.
fig.1 | As a representative for ENETOSH, Claravall shared the current state of the art of the ENETOSH web platform and good practice examples. In addition, Claravall shared the ENETOSH model (see fig.1).
Fuller and Claravall fielded great questions from an international crowd of about 50 participants. At the conclusion of the session, many of the participants complimented how they liked the presentation because it introduced them to new insights they didn’t think about previously. The IH/OH professionals also had the opportunity to see firsthand how the ENETOSH model is currently being practiced in Oklahoma via curriculum policy and via the nation’s first ‘mainstreaming OSH into education” law (Senate Bill 262) passed in Oklahoma.
How will higher education institutions have to position in order to prepare future graduates for the changing society and future work place? The Future Skill Report is based on a number of prior research studies on future skills – future learning and future higher education. It presents validated concept and elaborates a model of future skills, data on future learning and consolidated scenarios for future higher education.
The results presented from this Delphi survey are taking a broader view and go beyond digital skill demands. The approach elaborates on an experts’ informed vision of future higher education (HE), taking into account the demand for future skills, outlines the four signposts of change which will shape the learning revolution in higher education and presents a first model of future skills for future graduates.
This Delphi Survey is part of the Research Initiative on “Future Skills – Future Learning and Future Higher Education”, which started in 2015. It includes research on learning and change on organizations pathways to the future, their conceptions of the future workplace and the definitions of futures skills and involves data- and methodological triangulation in three separate modules building on each other.
This new TAC consists of experts in OSH training from Africa and Europe and is supposed to leverage OSHAfrica's training programs to the desired level. At the beginning of 2019, a concept note for the three OSH Certification courses that were approved by the Board was finalized. The new Training Advisory Council will take over from the approved concept note and facilitate the development and implementation of these courses.
Prof Amani Waheed from Suez Canal University in Egypt will head this council and she will be assisted by Mr Joseph David Magee from the UK. Furthermore, the council consists of the following experts: Khayongo Barbra from Uganda, Prof Ntakirutimana Theoneste from Rwanda, Dr P Chitagu from Zimbabwe, Dr Aiweresia Vera Ngowi from Tanzania, Dapo Omolade from Nigeria, and Dr Ulrike Bollmann from Germany.
This initiative provides a framework for participating universities to share their interests with partner organisations and institutions - for example, ENETOSH - in creating a new culture linking health and education. This initiative’s connections to UN agencies - both UNESCO and WHO - and its deep roots in existing international networks positions it as a strategic resource for knowledge production, knowledge transfer and capacity building at a global level.
The initiative will make a contribution to policy and practice by developing international research projects, translating research evidence, strengthening capacitybuilding and - within both institutions and networks - offering support to policymakers and practitioners at a global level. In particular, the goal of this network is to promote research and training while contributing to building, interpreting and disseminating a knowledge base in the field of health education and health promotion in schools.
As this new network is a unique opportunity for ENETOSH to disseminate the concept of ‘good healthy schools’ by sharing experiences and learning from other initiatives around the world linking health and education in school safety and health promotion, ENETOSH will be part of the UNESCO Chair Global Health & Education initiative.
More information on the UNESCO CHAIR website.
ANKEY now does urgently need key experts in OHS with a great experience in implementing/designing of trainings, additionally minimum 2-3 years experience in OHS trainings in the mining sector, and is looking for two experts: a team leader and a training expert. Nationality does not really matter as long as he/she is from one of European Union 28 or European Non-EU 28 countries.
Please click here for a PDF telling the exact requirements needed for Key Expert 2 (team leader - this one is needed especially urgently) and Key Expert 1(training expert).
Applications should be sent to Mehmet Cakar at ANKEY Consulting.
More about ANKEY Consulting and contact details on the company website.
The topics of this year's Summer School cover a broad range from "Adventures of architecture in Ostrava urban wildness" to "New approaches to quality management", which contains novelties in quality management and integrated management, as well as risk management in quality management, and more.
The International Summer School will take place from 8 - 19 July 2019 in Ostrava (CZ).
More information and the whole Summer School programme on the website.
This publication is based on the General Principles of Prevention and aims to contribute to the promotion of a safety culture on workplaces, resulting from the need to reinforce OSH Education through collaboration and shared experiences, providing support for the teachers, and raising students' awareness about Safety and Health issues.
The contents presented in this document express the teamwork developed by a consortium of seven partners from 5 European countries (Czech Republic, Netherlands, Portugal, Romania and Spain) and is an output of the project “Mind Safety – Safety Matters!”
The project “Mind Safety-Safety Matters!” – funded by the Erasmus+ Programme – it is geared to in- service teachers and students ages 14 to 18 (lower/upper secondary levels). This option is supported by the fact that these students belong to an age-group which is concluding their learning cycles in general or vocational education, and are eventually about to enter the labour market.
The publication can be found here (in Spanish, link to the ACT website) and here (in English).
The books will be distributed equally across all the regions in Africa and will serve as a great resource for OSH practitioners, professionals and others involved in the practice of OSH. The Board of Trustees and the scientific committees of OSHAfrica will work out the logistics for the distribution across the continent.
At the moment, the shipping of the books is being arranged. David Magee, who is accredited to teach most of the CIEH programs, already offered to run some teacher/trainer training courses for teachers and trainers in Africa on how to effectively use/deliver the courses.
The vacancy is for a one year temporary contract that can potentially be converted into a permanent employment contract, subject to the needs of ETUCE at the time when the temporary contract expires. The vacant position is to be filled as of 1 February 2019.
The selected candidate is to work as a Programme Officer under the supervision of the European Director, assisting in the implementation of the ETUCE work programme, EU funded projects, and working particularly with the following areas within education trade union policies at European level: Working conditions and occupational health and safety, digitalisation in education and other related labour market issues.
As ETUCE organises conferences and other activities abroad, the position requires frequent travelling in Europe and includes the responsibility to represent ETUCE at events and meetings with the European Commission and the European Parliament.
Candidates are invited to submit their application including a cover letter and CV by 25 January.
For more information, please click here.
The congress, focusing on the prevention of workplace accidents – WOS: Working on Safety – aims at bringing together experts from all over the world in order to facilitate a high-level exchange of experience, new findings and good practice solutions. The congress will be an excellent occasion for representatives of H&S organizations, labour inspectors, safety professionals, researchers, policy makers, labour administrators and other experts to broaden the personal prevention horizon and to get in touch with experts from other countries and other safety-cultures.
Main theme of the conference will be "The Future of Safety in a Digitalized World".
The submission deadline for abstracts has been prolonged to 31 January.
More information on the conference and link for submission of abstracts on the WOS 2019 website.
Project partners are VŠB – Technical University of Ostrava (project leader), University of Minho and Austrian Social Insurance for Occupational Risks.
The project is focused on building practical skills, incorporating management skills, of university students – future safety professionals (in industrial, consultancy and insurance companies as well as in governmental bodies) – in the area of HSE risk management. These skills will be developed through the set of innovative teaching methods (e.g. brainstorming, mind mapping, discussion and project methods) and tools (e.g. case studies and best practices examples, online risk assessment tools, safety games – table games and virtual reality games). Special attention will be paid to bringing close-to-real-world scenarios to the students and to active involvement (engagement) of students in teaching.
The methods and tools will be incorporated into existing subjects at the partner universities and new voluntary subject will be prepared incl. e-learning support for distant study. Furthermore, summer schools and module of industry trainee programme focused on HSE risk management will be prepared and organized in close cooperation with industry. Courses for university teachers on interactive teaching will be carried out.
Kickoff meeting of the project was organized by the VSB – Technical University of Ostrava in September 2018.
More information on the project's Facebook page.
From its creation in 1987, IOHA has grown to 35 member organisations, representing over 20,000 occupational hygienists worldwide.
In the scope of their 11th International Scientific Conference a Memorandum of Understanding between IOHA and ENETOSH was signed in Washington on 23rd September 2018.
The aim of the memorandum is to encourage collaboration in the field of education and training in OSH at a European level and globally.
The photo shows Andrea Hiddinga (IOHA, on the right) and Dorothea Koppisch (DGUV, on the left), signing the memorandum.
The full document (PDF) you can find here.
The foundation LDOH - Learning and Developing of Occupational Health - is an initiative of occupational health experts, who have done occupational health projects all over the world, in countries like Turkey, Kazakhstan, Indonesia, Chili, Peru, Colombia, Antiles.
LDOH has the mission to support professionals through developing and promoting good quality education and information on Occupational Safety and Health. The focus is on supporting Occupational Safety and Health experts, and on committed primary and community health care professionals and volunteers. So, LDOH wants to contribute in meeting the huge global need for good education, training and information. In this effort, the Foundation wants to join other initiatives in the overarching objective of Universal Health Coverage (WHO).
For more information, please visit the LDOH Website.
In Factsheet #3, Tim Tregenza of the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work offers interesting views and thoughts on the topic networking. On two pages, he gives basic information about networking, as well as facts about network typology, size and structure, on network resilience, evaluation methods and network membership.
In Factsheet #4, Paul Swuste of the Safety Science Group, Delft University of Technology (The Netherlands) and Frank van Dijk, Learning and Developing Occupational Health Foundation (LDOH) and ICOH Scientific Committee Education and Training in Occupational Health (SCETOH), write on three pages about the evaluation of quality of academic safety, health and environment education. Their focus is on quality, quality assessment, transfer of education, transfer at different levels of education and evaluation of outcomes, in daily practice and on scientific level.
You can access all ENETOSH Factsheets on our "Publications" page.
Pakistan Safety Council under supervision Society of Occupational Health & Safety Professionals was established in the year 2011, and is registered with Government of Pakistan. PSC-SOHSP is to make the Occupational Health Safety training and related programs adaptable, demand based, need oriented and effective in terms of cost-benefit analysis. The health and safety programs are conducted with required involvement and participation of stakeholders and its management team.
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The organization is working to promote the safer working environments by promoting the awareness and providing trainings to avoid illness, injuries and accidents, which may occur at the workplaces or work environment.
PSC-SOHSP believes that safer working environment provides benefits, not only to the employees but it also enhances productivity of an organization and ultimately contributes in the economy's growth. Safer working environment also plays a significant role in terms of employees’ job satisfaction, lowering production cost, meeting targets and increasing profitability.
More information in our member's area or on the PSC website.
AOSH Awarding Body UK Ltd. is a progressive and fast growing autonomous awarding body, its purpose is to certify practitioners in the health and safety profession. AOSH UK offers Certified Safety Specialist (CSS). which is the pioneer certification (in the UK) in safety, health & environment accredited by IAS/ISO/IEC 17024:2012 standards for personnel certification programs. The CSS certification purpose is to promote excellence and professionalism in the health & safety field. The CSS certification authenticates that certified individuals have met minimum formal education, competency and experience requirements. For more information, please visit the AOSH website.
The competition is encouraging people to explore static posters and the evolving field of moving image posters. It is free to enter and there will be an exhibition.
Submissions from those under 21 years and those 21 and over will have their own prize awards. More information on the website.
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Following an intensive discussion at the 21th ENETOSH Network Meeting in Brighton in April 2018, the ENETOSH strategy 3.0 was approved by the ENETOSH Steering Committee by end of June.
The strategy paper describes the vision, mission and the operative goals for the network.
The ENETOSH Action plan 2018 – 2020 gives details about the future work of the ENETOSH Task Forces.
You can read the paper "Strategic Framework" here.
The guide was developed through a research collaboration among the Institute for Work & Health, Blueprint ADE, Labourers' International Union of North America (LIUNA) Local 506 Training Centre, Infrastructure Health & Safety Association, Social Research and Demonstration Corporation, SkillPlan, and experts in the design of essential skills curriculum.
Learn more about the guide and download it on the website of the Institute for Work & Health.
The competition is called "Images of wellbeing" and is aimed at workers with an interest in design and design students.
The deadline is 3rd September and submissions from those under 21 years and those 21 and over will have their own prize awards. The competition is encouraging people to explore static posters and the evolving field of moving image posters. It is free to enter and there will be an exhibition in October.
People are also asked to submit a statement on how their work addresses the topic, for example how it enhances wellbeing within the workplace or college.
Details on the competition can be found here, and on Facebook here.
Initiated by the International Labour Organization (ILO), the Global Public-Private Knowledge Sharing Platform on Skills for Employment benefits from the support and collaboration of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the World Bank.
This collaborative platform pools the relevant knowledge products on skills for employment of each of the partner organizations. And it provides an unprecedented opportunity to enhance the exchange of ideas and experiences among policymakers, the private sector, TVET institutions, academic institutions, bilateral agencies, and other international organizations that have experience using skills development to improve employability and productivity, and who are interested in learning from others’ experience.
Based on the settings approach of the World Health Organisation (WHO) and its key elements of participation, empowerment, sustainability and networking a representative sample of good-practice examples within the ENETOSH database was analysed.
This study contributes to ‘practical evidence’ of the integration of OSH into education and learning processes at four levels of education (pre-school/school, initial vocational education and training, higher education, and continuing vocational education and training).
The study facilitates access to good practice examples and recommends future action for practitioners, disseminators and decision makers.
The results of the study were also used to identify good-practice models and trends for integrating safety and health into education.
You will find the report here.
Occupational Safety and Health Africa Foundation with the trademark OSHAfrica is a Pan-African Occupational Safety and Health organisation legally registered in 2017 with the principal aim of bringing together Occupational Safety and Health professionals across Africa, creating an atmosphere for collaborative work, sharing of knowledge and OSH data across different countries and sub-regions of Africa. One of the founders (from Nigeria) is a member of the ENETOSH network. Of course, Education and Training in OSH across Africa is one of the important topics of OSHAfrica.
OSHAfrica launch in Dublin | The OSHAfrica idea was conceptualised in ICOH Conference 2015 held in Seoul, South Korea. At a meeting during the conference, 23 African representatives agreed to create a unified Pan African OSH body. They created a WhatsApp Group called OSHAfrica which grew to 120 members discussing Occupational Safety and Health in Africa. The next step on this way is the new OSHAfrica web platform.
OSHAfrica is aspired to be the African information agency on Occupational Safety and Health.
The official launch of the project took place on 2 May at the 2018 ICO Congress in Dublin.
This Special Issue is based on the ILO global survey on OSH knowledge agencies, institutions and organizations (AIO) which was undertaken in 2016 to constitute, for the first time, a comprehensive global knowledge base of their scope of work and international networking practices.
The Special Issue of the OSH Newsletter was produced and published through the collaborative effort of the ILO, the International Commission on Occupational Health (ICOH), and the Department of Public Health/Occupational Health of Helsinki University (HU), and financially supported by the ILO (Grant from the Republic of Korea) and ICOH.
Please click here to access the ILO website and download the newsletter
The Occupational Safety and Occupational Health Professionals Association (MUFOSZ) has several objectives and tasks: health promotion activities, active participation in shaping the environment to ensure a healthy and safe work, representation of work safety and occupational health professional interests.
The most important tasks related to objectives are professional events, conferences, organizing, publishing, active participation and professional representation in regulations concerning occupational safety and occupational health, helping professionals, professional studies, analyzes and reports, representation and distribution of professional ethical standards.
Please find out more on the MUFOSZ website.
The research demonstrates that the causes of poor teacher mental health are multi-faceted and include factors such as: teacher workload; changing demands to the curriculum; changes to assessment approaches in school; excessive monitoring of teacher performance and excessive surveillance from other teachers.
Find out more in this blog article and on the Centre's web site.
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Once more, Diana Policarpo presented the Mind Safety - Safety Matters! project, coordinated by the Authority for Working Conditions (ACT), Portugal, at the INTERNATIONAL OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY CONGRESS (IOHSC2017), invited by the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Occupational Health and Safety Department, 6 – 7 December 2017” in Istanbul, Turkey.
This communication focuses on MS-SM project which integrates strategic partnerships to establish a collaborative and networked practice to study and propose innovative practices and materials for the teaching of occupational health and safety concepts, thus fostering a risk perception in the young people of school age and contributing to the creation of a safety culture.
The absence of workplace accidents occurs in companies where safety is a core nuclear value, meaning a value that translates into consistency between decisions, policies, resource distribution and organizational practices, where productivity never threatens safety. Therefore, with this project we intend to awaken our conscience and set out a path for the implementation of a safety culture that is expected, in the medium and long term, to be reflected in the reduction of occupational accidents and diseases in Europe and particularly in Portugal.
In conclusion, this conference provided the participants with a successful exchange of experiences and good practices in various contexts, whether professional or scholar.
The interview was published in the Safety Management Magazine.
Please find out more about the magazine here and read the interview here.
| Bild: | The Faculty of Safety Engineering is the youngest faculty of VŠB – Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic. The Faculty was established in 2002 in response to the growing demand of practice for highly educated professionals in the area of safety engineering and for related scientific research activities. The establishment of the new faculty represented a continuation of a long-term process of development in scientific research activities and fields of study oriented towards safety and fire protection at VŠB – Technical University of Ostrava. Graduates can take positions as members of fire protection services, designers, safety and security engineers in various organizations, and others. After gaining adequate practical experience and authorization, many graduates can find jobs in the private sector as well.
Pravinkumar D. Ukhlikar, our new individual member from India, is working as an Incharge Principal at the Government Industrial Training Institute (ITI), in Latur (M.S.) India. He is also persuing Ph.D. research in Pune University on accident prevention.
Please find contact information, and more, in our member's area.
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Our new member Pravinkumar D. Ukhlikar, Vice-Principal of the Governmental Industrial Training Institute (ITI) in Latur, Maharastra, India, conducted a OSH training session on 15 November 2017 at the ITI with almost 300 participants.
The participants were VET institutional staff, students, local industry personnel and university graduates. Aim of the session was to sensitize participants on OSH training. Mr. Ukhlikar also took this opportunity to introduce the ENETOSH network and its activities to the participants. We look forward to more OSH experts being active in our network.
Find out more about the Industrial Training Institutes here.
The SafeYouth@Work Action Plan seeks to further innovate ways to reduce the high incidence rate of injuries to young workers and lay the foundation for a culture of prevention on OSH. These solutions will directly connect with youth and will resonate at the same time with a broader OSH community to get all key actors involved in securing a safer and healthier Future of Work.
Following an initiative at the XX World Congress 2014 in Frankfurt, the ILO took a first step in 2017 in Singapore to foster a cross-generational exchange between OSH experts, policymakers, employer and worker representatives and young professionals on the subject of “OSH for Youth”. This exchange will lead to the development of a framework for action for the coming years – an Action Plan on OSH for Youth.
ILO invites you to comment on the first draft of this Action Plan. Write your comment and shape your future! (Action Plan website).
The project focuses on ergonomics in the hairdressing sector. It is scheduled for 24 months, a first workshop took place in Hamburg in October.
Helpful material on ergonomics and skin protection for hairdressers is already available from the previous project "A close shave". Two manuals for teachers have been developed: "Ergonomics for start-up hairdressers" and "Preventing skin complaints for start-up hairdressers".
In addition, a video has been produced that is available online. For more information, please contact the network of European employers in the hairdressing sector, Coiffure EU.
At the conference, organized by the State Labour Inspectorate of Republic of Latvia in cooperation with the International Association of Labour Inspection (IALI), and the EU-OSHA, the participants analyzed key factors of an adequate approach to prevention in OSH. Apart from this the conference provided the participants with a successful exchange of experiences and good practices in the school context. A highlight – as usual – was the visit of Napo at this conference.
Especially in the context of the 2017 campaign’s objectives of “Promoting sustainable work and healthy ageing from the start of the working life” and “Encouraging the exchange of information and good practice aimed to preventing health problems throughout the working life”, the EU social partners in education: ETUCE-the European Trade Union Committee for Education and EFEE-the European Federation of Education Employers, have recently signed the OiRA memorandum of understanding (MoU) with EU-OSHA for the development, use and maintenance of an OiRA tool with the EU social partners in education.
This MoU for the OiRA project stems from the EU-funded project “Social Partners Promoting Decent Workplaces in the Education Sector for a Healthier Working Life” run jointly by ETUCE and EFEE. The project resulted in a set of practical guidelines on How to Promote Joint Social Partner Initiatives at European, Regional and Local Level to Prevent and Combat Psychosocial Hazards in Education.
The education sector is characterised by a number of risk factors, especially psychosocial risks, which include stress, harassment and violence. The OiRA tool will be based on inputs from the social partners (ETUCE/EFEE) built on the concept of the promotion of decent workplaces in the education sector. ETUCE welcomes this new partnership and it is looking forward to a fruitful cooperation.
Please find more information on the website of OiRA - Online Interactive Risk Assessment.
There is a call for expressions of interest for an expert, advertised now at the EU-OSHA website.
Bonnie Yau, Uwe Meyeringh,
Statutory Accident Insurance
Institution for the public sector
in North- Rhine Westphalia (UK NRW),
Germany, and Hanan Elnagdy. |
More than 120 people joined the Symposium about people-centred prevention strategies at the XXI World Congress on Safety and Health at Work in Singapore.
Divided into four groups, the participants explored different people-centred practices and voted the most effective key-factors to let people-centred prevention become a reality.
The following key-factors received the highest ranking:
- Promote peoples knowledge and skills;
- Bring the service to their door-steps;
- Customise programmes & services.
Please find more information in the symposium programme and the ENETOSH Newsletter #15, special edition XXI World Congress.
Pictures, outcomes, impressions, flipcharts, presentations, and more on the ENETOSH Events page.
See Dr Ulrike Bollmann presenting the membership document in Singapore on 5 September on the picture on the right.
The campaign was launched in Singapore at the XXI World Congress on Safety and Health at Work by the International Social Security Association (ISSA).
Vision Zero is based on the belief that all accidents, diseases and harm at work are preventable and on the commitment of Vision Zero Companies and Partners to promote the three core values of this campaign: Safety.Health.Wellbeing.
Find out more on the campaign website.
In Symposium 15 the participants will develop a common understanding of people-centred prevention. Acting as an expert group the participants will analyze key-factors of the new approach to people-centred prevention in OSH. The key-factors are derived from the practices of good models that will be presented lively (walk the talk) in the symposium. A personal journey of reflection and a strategic viewpoint will complete the session. On the top there will be an award for the most people-centred practice.
Please find the programme for the symposium here.
World Congress website: www.safety2017singapore.com
Topics of the symposium are: experiences in training health professionals - current situation and unmet needs around the globe, international collaboration in strengthening capacities in OSH training, education of students and professionals- troubleshooting and how to do it, education of new target groups, and more.
More information, program and registration on the symposium website.
The core aim of the “Vision Zero” strategy is the avoidance of serious accidents – in other words, accidents in which people are killed or suffer life-changing injuries. “Vision Zero” will be the main theme of the fifth international University Conference, which will examine university-specific issues from this perspective. Amongst other things the focus will be on questions related to road safety (especially journeys by bicycle) and safe sport at universities.
More information, program and registration form on the conference website.
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This time the focus is on Occupational Skin Diseases (OSD). In many professions, like hairdressers, nurses, in the construction industry, in laboratories or the high-tech business, the protection of the biggest organ of your body - the skin - is essential.
And often not self-evident. This means that the awareness of the risks and the knowledge about effective ways of protection is of very high importance. At work, as well as during education in pre-schools and schools, vocational schools and universities, awareness and knowledge of OSD can and should be included into everyday life, into lessons, lectures, education and training.
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The SafeYouth@Work Media Competition is organized by the International Labour Organization (ILO) in collaboration with the International Media Festival for Prevention (IMFP) at the XXI World Congress on Safety and Health at Work, taking place 3-6 September in Singapore.
‘Show us what safety means to you’: The SafeYouth@Work Media Competition is a unique opportunity for youths (aged 15 to 24) to demonstrate their perception of safety and health by making a film, taking a photo, painting a poster, writing a song, telling a story.
Video ‘We need you!’ - click to view! | More information on the SafeYouth@Work Media Competition: www.safety2017singapore.com/safeyouthatwork. Submit an entry: www.ilo.org/safeyouth. DEADLINE for submission: 30 June 2017.
‘Become a Youth Champion’: The SafeYouth Congress gives youths a voice to influence the international dialogue on the promotion of safe work for young people. 200 youth participants (aged 18 to 24) are invited from around the world.
More information on the SafeYouth Congress: www.safety2017singapore.com
Submit your candidacy as a Youth Champion: www.ilo.org/safeyouth. DEADLINE for submission: 15 June 2017.
OSH literacy is registered in Ireland as a non-profit, social enterprise. Its goal is to raise awareness of OSH literacy as a specialised literacy in its own right and for it to be accorded the same level of importance and recognition, within education, training and the workplace, as other key-skill literacies such as computer literacy and financial literacy.
OSH literacy specifically focuses on OSH education and training and currently has projects in Asia, the Middle-East and Europe, working collaboratively with NGOs, businesses, education and training providers, as well as other stakeholders, to design and deliver specific OSH literacy training programmes for trainers and teachers.
Please visit our member's area or the website for more information: www.oshliteracy.org
APSEI was founded in 2006 and is a partner of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Ministry of Labor, Solidarity and Social Security and the Ministry of Economy. The association is also recognized as a training provider. At European level, APSEI is represented in CFPA-Europe (European Confederation of fire protection associations) and Euralarm (European association of the security systems industry). More information in our member's area or on the APSEI website: www.apsei.org.pt
There are currently 109 members, including NUT school representatives, health and safety representatives, health and safety advisers and staff. When a member of the group sends an email from the group email address firstname.lastname@example.org, it goes to everyone in the group and replies also go to all members.
Moderated by Dmitry Platygin, General Director of All-Russia Research Institute of Labour of the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection, Russia and Dr Ulrike Bollmann, Head of International Cooperation at the Institute for Work and Health of the German Social Accident Insurance and Coordinator of ENETOSH, several experts discussed the role of education and training for the development of a culture of prevention from different perspectives.
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The APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation) Education strategy was endorsed by a leaders declaration at the 6th APEC Educational Ministerial meeting under the theme ‘An Inclusive and Quality Education’ on 5 – 6 October 2016 in Lima. The meeting was organized by Russia and Peru. The declaration said: ‘We encourage our economies to collaborate on improving education in the Asia-Pacific region under the principles established in the APEC Education Strategy. This strategy outlines a path for achieving a strong and cohesive APEC education community characterized by inclusive and quality education that supports sustainable economic growth and social well-being, enhances competencies, accelerates innovation and increases employability.’
Campaign partner SAP has received the award for the initiative ‘Run Your Health’ that empowers employees of all ages to take action for their health. In addition, campaign partner Toyota Material Handling was commended for a physiotherapy programme to prevent strain injuries at work and to deliver measurable change across partner companies. The award was handed over by Marianne Thyssen, European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility.
On April 26 the winners of the other categories of the Healthy Workplaces Good Practice Awards (big and small national organisations) will be announced at a conference jointly organised with the Maltese EU Council Presidency. More information here.
More information on the member's page or webpage of BG ETEM.
After this great success, the Commission has decided to organise the pan-European event again and announced that this year's European Vocational Skills Week will be held on 20-24 November.
Building on last year’s theme ‘Discover your talent’, this year the Commission wants to draw attention to mobility of VET learners, addressing skills mismatches, and boosting partnerships between businesses and VET providers. The Commission is hoping to see many national, regional and local events and activities taking place across Europe organised by stakeholders, not only during the week, but through the year.
Please find more information on the Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe (EPALE).
The aims of the Erasmus+ approved project "Joining the Dots: Creating Entrepreneurial Networks" are to raise awareness of young workers about occupational safety and health, to promote entrepreneurship with healthy workplaces, to promote sustainable work and healthy aging from the start of the working life, to prevent health problems from the start of the working life throughout the working life and to encourage the exchange of information and good practice.
In the scope of the project, the institute developed e-learning materials which may help young workers to prepare for their first job or to establish an own business with an accent on safe working conditions from the start of their working life.
These materials will be presented at the international training course, which will be held in London from 26th February 2017 and to 3th March 2017 in Windmill Lane, Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, EN8 9AJ.
More information on the project and the training course you will find here, to access the institute's website, please click here. A description of the project can be found on the website of the European Commission.
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Networking is a key competence of practitioners in education, and networks are considered to have high potential for solving structural problems. The Art of Networking deals with planning and implementing a particular type of educational network: European networks in the framework of the EU funding programmes for lifelong learning.
The publication addresses professionals in education - teachers, trainers, programme developers, managers, researchers and evaluators - who are already involved in networks or may wish to be so in the future.
Topics addressed in The Art of Networking include: The mission of European networks in the EU funding programmes in education, Planning and establishment of a European network, Network management and implementation, Evaluation of a European network, Networks promotion, dissemination and sustainability.
The publication is available in English, German and French language versions and can be downloaded here.
In October 2016, an ENETOSH think tank was held at Occupational Safety Research Institute (VÚBP), Prague, Czech Republic, to start to prepare the symposium. Representatives from 13 member institutions worked on key messages, basics and ideas and discussed form and content of the workshop. A planning committee was set up to further prepare the symposium.
Reminder: Abstracts of contributions for one of the 30 symposia at the World Congress 2017 can still be submitted. Deadline for submissions is 5 December, 2016.
In advance State Secretary for Labour Branislav Ondruš, Maria-Teresa Moitinho from the European Commission, Jozef Kollár and Silvia Surová representing the Social partners and last but not least Dr Christa Sedlatschek, Director of EU-OSHA, underlined the importance of innovative approaches in OSH to keep pace with the technological and social change in our societies.
The increasing importance of education and training to cope with these challenges was reflected on at school level, in businesses, for OSH experts and the labour inspection. The panels were enriched by interactive workshops.
During the conclusions of the conference especially the people-centered approach was highlighted as the future of a better preventive culture.
Stefan Olsson, Director for Employment of DG EMPL, identified the common learning process as the highlight of this conference in Bratislava.
| Bild: | The »Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) is the world's leading professional body for people responsible for safety and health in the workplace. IOSH longs to give the safety and health profession a consistent, independent, authoritative voice at the highest levels.
IOSH supports its members in a variety of practical and effective ways. The institution offers online forums, networking events, conferences, exhibitions and helplines to share information as well as advice, legal guidance and best practice. IOSH runs high-profile campaigns to promote awareness of the issues that affect safety, health and wellbeing at work and highly regarded training courses.
For more information, see IOSH's member page or web page.
| Bild: | Autoridade para as Condições do Trabalho (ACT) (Authority for Working Conditions) is a service of the Portuguese state aimed at promoting the improvement of working conditions throughout the mainland and one of the main actors of MIND SAFETY – SAFETY MATTERS ERASMUS+ project.
For more information, see ACT's member page or web page.
During the training the ENETOSH standard of competence was highlighted to point out that apart from OSH knowledge training methods and social competencies are of an increasing importance for the training of OSH inspectors and other technical staff. The training took place on 24 October to 3 November, 2016 at the ILO Training Centre in Turin.
Proteger 2016 took place in the Estoril Congress Center 18. – 20. October, and the organizer was The Portuguese Safety and Health Association, APSEI.
The purpose for ENETOSH participation was to emphasise the importance of international cooperation and knowledge-sharing on issues concerning education and training in occupational safety and health. The Good Practise Examples GPE´s) were enhanced as examples on knowledge sharing. The ENETOSH Standard of Competence for Instructors and Trainers in Safety and Health was highlighted as well.
The subsequent discussion showed general concensus: Networking and international cooperation are important issues. And when it comes to mainstreaming OSH into education and training, ENETOSH is the appropriate choice for networking. As regards to teaching and didactics you do not need to reinvent the wheel, you can get ideas and inspiration from other countries, the cultural diversity taken into consideration.
MOSHA (Macedonian Occupational Safety And Health Association), a member of the ENETOSH network, is the leading institution, in partnership with the Serbian, Kosovar, Albanian and Montenegrin OSH associations, in associate partnership with the IOSH, Croatian OSH institute, Slovenian association of safety engineers and Bulgarian OSH foundation.
Several initial meetings in the partner countries and conferences have been and will be held, like the First International Balkan Regional Conference "OSH BON-TON" in October 2015 in Ohrid, Macedonia and the 2nd international conference "Occupational Cancer and more" in November 2016 in Bled, Slovenia.
In the scope of the International OSH Conference in Obzor, Macedonia, in May 2015, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between BALcanOSH and ENETOSH.
For more information, visit the BALcanOSH website or follow the hashtag #balcanosh on Twitter.
Motto of the XXI World Congress on Safety & Health at work 2017 is "A Global Vision of Prevention", with three topics.
Topic 1: Vision Zero - From Vision to Reality
Topic 2: Healthy Work - Healthy Life and
Topic 3: People-centred Prevention.
Objectives are to provide a forum for the exchange of knowledge, practices and experience between participants with the aim of promoting safety and health at work, to reinforce and build networks and alliances while laying the groundwork for cooperation and strengthening relationships among all concerned and to provide a platform for the development of knowledge and strategic and practical ideas that can be immediately put into use.
The congress will take place form 3-6 September 2017 at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore.
In April 2016, EU-OSHA, together with the European Commission and the Netherlands’ EU Council Presidency, launched its 2016-17 campaign, Healthy Workplaces for All Ages. This new campaign focuses on sustainable work and healthy ageing from the beginning of working life and highlights the importance of risk prevention throughout a person’s career. Based on the European Parliament project ‘Safer and healthier work at any age’ conducted by EU-OSHA, the campaign highlights the benefits of good occupational safety and health for workers, companies and society as a whole.
ENETOSH will especially promote the life-course approach of the campaign. By doing this, the network will stress the importance of learning and re-learning within an ageing society. In addition the network will raise the question about the different prerequisites for a good learning and working environment at different ages.
Click here for the official campaign website website.
The report found that the safety advice currently available ‘assumes’ that apprentices are 24 or under, male, and working in a manual trade. However, recent evidence shows that the typical apprentice is 25 or older, female, and in the service sector. This can lead to a ‘dearth’ of adequate safety advice for apprentices in the UK.
In fact, according to its findings, almost three quarters (73%) of all apprentices starting in 2014/15 were in three sectors: business, administration and law (29%); health, public services and care (26%); and retail and commercial enterprise (18%). A total of 53% of these apprenticeships starts were by women (264,800) and 47% by men (235,100), said the report.
More apprentices also have disabilities today. In the year analysed, 2014/15, 44,000 (9%) of apprenticeship starters had learning difficulties and/or disabilities. The number was 26,000 in 2009/10 and has risen in four of the past five years.
Now RosPA is starting work to address issues identified in the report and to extend and enhance the available information on apprentices. Through NOSHC it aims to engage with the GB health and safety community to identify further good practice and disseminate through the RoSPA Young Worker’s Website.
See the full report here (PDF file).
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Practical outcomes of the project, which is a cooperation of Autoridade para as Condições do Trabalho (PT), Universidade de Aveiro (PT), AFTEBI - Associação para a Formação Tecnológica e Profissional da Beira Interior (PT), The National Research and Development Institute of Occupational Safety (INCDPM)(ROM), Výzkumný ústav bezpecnosti práce Praha (CZ), Technische Universiteit Delft (NL) and Universitat de Girona (ESP), will be an OSH Teacher Education Reference Guide, a Practical Guide for teachers (OSH! What a bright idea!) and a booklet for students.
OHSM has already been active in the network over the last years and participated in several meetings and events, e.g at the World Congress on Safety and Health 2014 and the 10th anniversary of ENETOSH In Bilbao last year.
To learn more about OHSM Nigeria, please visit the OHSM website, the partner's page on enetosh.net and watch the videos with interviews of OHSM representatives Ehi Iden and Dayo Omolade, Dr. Maymunah Kadiri and Ehi Iden on the 2015 and 2016 World Day for Health and Safety at Work.
Furthermore, OHSM runs a blog with interesting articles.
This year, the Conference is poised once again to bring together WSH professionals, business leaders and government officials to learn about latest trends and developments impacting WSH and its practice. The fourth edition of this biennial conference is expected to bring together more than 800 delegates from across the region and industries.
The Singapore WSH Conference 2016, with the theme “Total WSH: The Future of Our Workplace”, highlights the importance of adopting a holistic approach towards managing both safety and health risks in the workplace. Leading practitioners and businesses will share their insights and experiences on how addressing health, along with safety, contributes to employee engagement, satisfaction and productivity, as well as organisational sustenance and business success. The Conference will provide leaders and professionals with key knowledge and tools to achieve sustenance in their efforts towards better safety and health outcomes.
The Singapore WSH Conference 2016 is co-organised by the WSH Council, WSH Institute and Ministry of Manpower (MOM).
For more information about the Singapore WSH Conference 2016, please visit www.singaporewshconference.sg
The first course starts 7 March 2016, and it is possible to sign up now. The course is at Master level but can be attended by anyone interested in work and health.
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All information and sign in for the course on www.futurelearn.com
The study is conducted in response to a request made by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) in 2015 to systematically analyse ENETOSH’s wealth of experience in order to make empirical statements on trends and promising models for integrating safety and health into education.
The project started in December 2015. The study consists of a qualitative analysis of criteria-based good-practice examples on www.enetosh.net as well as a statistical analysis of correlations and their size.
The category system on which the study is based as well as the study’s design will be presented at the 8th International Conference on Occupational Safety and Health in Istanbul.
The themes are: Health and wellbeing, Organisational change and OSH performance, Occupational Health and safety performance reporting and Sustainability and OSH as a material issue, Learning and Training Methodologies and OSH.
Researchers who have a proven track record in high quality research can apply for funding. The closing date for applications is Tuesday 15 March 2016.
More information and the applying form on the IOSH website.
Learners log in via smartphone, tablet or laptop and compete against each other in quizzes relevant to integration in Germany. The quizzes introduce to the German way of life, culture and legal and political frameworks. They highlight issues of refugees and migrants in Germany. They also address refugees and potential migrants wishing to come to Germany. Critical incidents of the entire migration life cycle are presented and offer insights and solutions through further information and learning material.
As cultural diversity is an important topic in occupational safety and health, this tool can help to face challenges caused by growing numbers of migrants, refugees and of multicultural workplaces.
More information on www.yeepa.de
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First results from this workshop are now available on this website. In addition you will find the video “10 Years of ENETOSH”, all presentations and a picture gallery here.
It provides information, tools, contacts and exchange of experiences to find partners, support and adapted solutions for organising transnational mobility. The Network will provide added value by supporting and guiding those organisations without any experience to get into mobility and integrating them in the EuroApprenticeship “club”, so that they can find partners and develop mobility on a wider scale.
More information on the member's page of the institute and the institute's website.
For this reason, ABClean distinguishes between two types of workers when it comes to asbestos. The first group consists of workers in companies that are specialized in asbestos removal, who receive the appropriate training to perform this task and the second group consists of workers in other professions who are not specialized in asbestos removal, but who may encounter asbestos containing products in the course of e.g. maintenance, demolition or renovation. While some Member States have legislation in place to train this second group of workers on asbestos awareness, other Member States do not. In order to help address this discrepancy, the e-learning course is being offered together with training providers and institutes for occupational medicine.
The ABClean e-learning course is available in Polish, Lithuanian, Spanish and English. For more information see project website and project newsletter. For information on how to sign up for the course please contact Stephen Schindler (email@example.com).
NIOSH produces new scientific knowledge and provides practical solutions vital to reducing risks of injury and death in traditional industries, such as agriculture and construction; and also supports research to predict, prevent, and address emerging problems that arise from dramatic changes in the 21st Century workplace and workforce.
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is the U.S. federal agency that conducts research and makes recommendations to prevent worker injury and illness. NIOSH has more than 1,200 employees from a diverse set of fields including epidemiology, medicine, nursing, industrial hygiene, safety, psychology, chemistry, statistics, economics, and many branches of engineering.
More information on the official NIOSH website.
The department is responsible for the delivery of a range of services including; advice, training, auditing, accident investigation, fire safety services, occupational health services. The department is dedicated to promoting the health and safety of students, staff, contractors, visitors and others in the University and creating a safe environment for all through guidance, coordination, monitoring and dissemination of information.
More information on the department website.
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The workshop is jointly organized by ILO, ISSA, EU-OSHA, NIOSH and ENETOSH.
If you are interested to participate in this workshop please send a message to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Due to organizational reasons the number of participants will be limited.
Please click here for more information and the program:
CERISE's mission is to promote to the wider public and the local SME (industrial and business) communities the values and necessities of safety. To provide to the local SME (industrial and business) communities applied solutions, executive training and consulting. To create a new generation of highly educated researchers and scholars in the areas of Risk, Safety and the Environment.
More information on the member's page of CERISE.
Apart from a look back into the past of ENETOSH, the recent developments concerning education and training in OSH will be investigated from different perspectives in a dynamic and interactive way. The workshop will cover recent research, leading approaches to mainstreaming OSH, practical examples of how to do the training and awareness raising campaigns. Last but not least a picture of the future of disseminating the ENETOSH model globally will be developed.
The number of participants will be limited.
If you are interested to participate please contact: email@example.com.
Around the world, millions of children need to work for their survival. Besides the fact that this is unacceptable, this work often is dangerous and unhealthy, too. The International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour (IPEC) of the International Labour Organization (ILO) was created in 1992 with the overall goal of the progressive elimination of child labour, which was to be achieved through strengthening the capacity of countries to deal with the problem and promoting a worldwide movement to combat child labour. IPEC currently has operations in 88 countries and is the biggest single operational programme of the ILO.
All information and facts on the programme and on child labourn are available on the IPEC website.
The English speaking 4-semester part-time program comprises of 30 ECTS-points, equaling about 60 on- campus and excursion days in total 12 to 13 modules per specialisation. Lectures will be held in Lausanne and Zurich, Switzerland, excursions may take place all over in Switzerland.
We foster interdisciplinarity, giving students with various professional and educational backgrounds the opportunity to learn and work together. The study program concludes in a project work, where our stu- dents 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. Please find further information on our homepage www.mas-workandhealth.uzh.ch.
For any questions, please contact Sven Hoffmann, program manager DAS Work+Health; firstname.lastname@example.org
| Bild: | Topics are bullying and cyberbullying, sound and listening, spinal problems, hygiene, healthy living, road safety, media competence, psychosocial risks, and more.
All information and materials are available on the platform (in German).
Vist the site here.
The Oklahoma Department of Labor and the Oklahoma State Department of Education will now be working together to educate students in grades 7 thru 12 about workplace safety. Both departments will be providing curriculum, produced by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) entitled NIOSH Youth@Work: Talking Safety. NIOSH is a federal agency responsible for conducting research and making recommendations for the prevention of work-related injuries and illness.
“Many teens will be entering their first jobs this summer in restaurants, grocery stores, and offices,” continued Claravall. “But what most don’t know is that these young workers are twice as likely as their adult counterparts to get hurt on the job.” According to federal studies, an average of 200,000 teens under 18 are injured at work with 70 cases ending up being fatal. The studies indicate that a lot of the teen worker injuries will happen within the first few months of their employment due to a lack of safety training provided.
“These high number of injuries are now going to change, thanks to SB 262. We especially appreciate the wisdom and leadership of Senators Susan Paddack and Anastasia Pittman, Representative Todd Thomsen, and Latta High School teacher Stacy Oakley,” he concluded.
Claravall said that protecting the youngest workforce begins in the classroom. Teaching teens how to recognize and identify hazards will lead to injury prevention and safer working environments. Developing safer workers at an early age leads to economic development in the long run.
The institute is divided into three sections dealing with occupational health, safety at work and education and information dissemination. The main goal of CIHPSW is to develop and disseminate knowledge on sustainable and healthy work. More information in our member's area (click the main menu on the top left of this page or the map on the top right) and on the CIHPSW website.
During the conference, a diverse training program (with simultaneous translation) will be presented by leading Bulgarian and foreign lecturers with proven experience in OSH, including three days of international OSH training by Dr David Gold (Gold-Knecht Associates, Switzerland). The 7th meeting of the ENETOSH Steering committee will be held in the scope of the conference, too.
More information and conference invitation on the FCBZR Website or Facebook page.
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In this video on the BSC YouTube channel, Bob Harris, Health, Safety and Environmental officer at JBC Heavy products, clearly explains that the training that BSC provided for his company enabled them to cut accidents by 75%. He and his colleagues were trained by the BSC, that offers a couple of training packages at the training center. All employees of JBC get health and safety training now as well.
| Bild: | The British Safety Council offers a wide selection of training services which can be attended at its public venues, or can be arranged as private in-company courses. BSC Training is designed to be interactive and practical.
More videos on the BSC YouTube channel, more information on BSC on the website www.britsafe.org
The group, which is dedicated to the promotion of Health and Safety in partnership with the Institute of Safety Professionals of Nigeria (ISPON), American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), Nigerian Red Cross society, Lagos State Safety Commission (LSSC), Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) and Lagos State Fire Service had the theme: “Keep Safe, Live Healthy.”
It was attended by the Director-General of the Lagos State Safety Commission (LSSC), Mrs Dominga Odebunmi, among others. The others include industry captains, engineers, road safety officers, teachers, and youths. About 245 people participated in the walk. The road walk started at about 6am and covered eight kilometres.
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ETUCE requires a contractor with an external and objective scientific perspective and expertise on the issue at stake, to carry out the research study at local level amongst education staff (teachers, school leaders) including four case studies in the target countries (Romania, Germany, Finland and Belgium).
Deadline for this call is February 6th, 2015.
Find the call for tender here , all information on ETUCE on the website csee-etuce.org.
This year, the organizers of the event made a formal invitation to the enterprises, registered and operating in the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria, to participate in this contest of the annual national awards for safety and health at work. The best companies in OSH will be awarded in several categories.
At the beginning of June 2015, the Foundation Center for Safety & Health at Work will organize an OSH conference at the Black Sea.
More information on the website fcbzr.org.
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Napo for Teachers is a series of education toolkits for teachers, aimed at introducing health and safety topics to primary school children in an educational, yet fun and imaginative way using the Napo clips and creative activities. Now the evaluation entered the second stage: a teacher survey. The survey is available in 11 languages.
| Bild: | To take take part in the survey, please click here: Teacher survey about Napo for teachers. The survey will open in a new browser window. Please send an email to any teacher contacts you know with a link to the survey in addition. Thank you for your help!
Find out more about Napo for teachers on the website, more about the Institute for Employment Studies (IES) here.
The book consists of innovative practice stories on school health promotion which were collected at the 4th European HPS conference in Odense 2013 as part of the SHE 2014 workplan. The publication is supposed to support the practice-based evidence of health promoting school research in the European region.
The primary target audience for the book are the members of the SHE network. Health & education researchers, policy makers and practitioners with an interest in school health promotion are considered to be the secondary target audience.
The book is available as a hardcopy and in a digital version (PDF format) on the SHE website. The article about ENETOSH you will find on page 43 – 47.
Steve Horvath from the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety writes in his blog article about the Youth Congress: "One of the most meaningful events organized at the triennial World Congress on Health and Safety was the establishment of the first International Youth Congress. It was my honour to be involved with such a valuable initiative and to have the opportunity to introduce these young participants to the World Congress at the symposium I co-chaired and helped organize."
For more information, pictures and videos of the Youth Congress, please go to the Blog of Steve Horwath at CCOHS, the website of DGUV "Jugend will sich erleben (Youth wants self-experience)" - mostly in German - and the documentation of the World Congress (about the symposium "Creating a safe and healthy learning and working environment" and the “Forum for prevention”).
The symposium was about the role of education for the development of a culture of prevention. To establish an effective culture of prevention all areas must be involved, not only the world of work but also the educational system and society as a whole. How can we can join all forces, that was the subject of the symposium.
Divided into three working groups the audience set out into searching solutions.
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To learn more about the symposium please have a look into the video clip "Prevention awareness from an early age” at the video portal within the documentation of the XX World Congress.
Click here to take a look at the "Question Cards" from the symposium.
The whole documentation of the XX World Congress can be found on the congress website. All links open in a new browser window.
The main objective of the Master International Occupational Safety and Health is to train professionals in the field of Occupational Safety and Health (OSH). Therefore, the program offers tools for research and work in OSH, both in Latin American countries as well as at an international level.
The graduate program offers an international and interdisciplinary training in global OSH with focus on project-based learning. The Master's program is based on a blended learning concept, in order to ensure maximum flexibility and efficiency. This blended learning concept involves a high ability of self-directed learning.
The application phase for the 4th cohort, starting in 2015, is open until the 15th of September 2014. For information and application, please visit the website of the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich.
In this 14th Hot Topic, we present examples of good practice dealing with this issue that are included in our database "Tool Box" or are presented in our "Good Practice" area.
ENETOSH is an official partner of the 2014 - 2015 campaign „Healthy Workplaces“ by the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work. The focus of this campaign is „Stress and Psychosocial Risks“. For more information on the EU-OSHA campaign and the topic itself, please visit the "Healthy Workplaces Campaign" website, for this Hot Topic (and the other ones as well), please choose "Hot Topics" from the main menu on the left.
Asif Masiuddin works for Abu Dhabi Airports Co., in the capacity of Coordinator Technical Support with Engineering Department, Planning & Development. Abu Dhabi Airports was formed in 2006 to manage and operate Abu Dhabi International Airport, as well as Al Ain International Airport, Al Bateen Executive Airport, Sir Bani Yas Island Airport and Delma Island Airport, along with a group of companies with diversified activities that are essential to the growth of the aviation industry in the UAE. Of course, occupational safety and health and environmental issues play a big role in this field of business.
Asif Masiuddin joined the network mainly to promote quality in education and training in occupational safety and health and advance the process of mainstreaming OSH into education and training at national and international level.
For more information, please take a look at the partner's page in our members area and the Abu Dhabi Airports' website.
You will find all information on the project on the website of Fondazione Mondo Digitale.
A research report developed by the University of Lancaster - Centre for Technology Enhanced Learning - Department of Educational Research, in collaboration with the Fondazione Mondo Digitale and other partners has already been published on the website. The paper indicates that in general the four involved countries have a good experience in the use of technology (PCs, laptops, multimedia boards for didactics) and then turns to analyse the introduction of technology into schools.
Napo For Teachers is a series of education toolkits for teachers, aimed at introducing health and safety topics to primary school children in an educational, yet fun and imaginative way using the Napo clips and creative activities. The toolkit has been developed by the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work, together with the Napo Consortium.
Find out more about Napo for teachers on the website, more about the Institute for Employment Studies (IES) here.
Kuzbass interdisciplinary Centre for Occupational Safety (Kutbasscot) released a new video presentation on worker accident prevention, "A tailored approach to OSH training based on interactive training complex".
According to statistics competence of workers is the most important factor to prevent occupational accidents. The lack of protective equipment and the usage of unsafe tools can be left in the background. The competence in occupational safety is the workers' ability to work independently, observing the occupational safety requirements. This ability is based on personality traits, knowledge, skills, habits of work and the experience in occupational safety.
Kuzbasscot developed new methods of workers' training, making use of video, 3d models and interactive multimedia during the occupational safety trainings. The aim of the approach is to shape the habit of safe work, to inspire the workers and to build their confidence that their personal competence will increase their safety.
This video shows the basic approach, as well as examples of the interactive training.
About 3000 participants from all fields of OSH will meet to share knowledge and cases to prevent occupational accidents and diseases, as well as to build mutual networks among safety and health experts around the world and strengthen cooperations and networking. OSH experts can participate as well as representatives from the education sector, like instructors, trainers, teachers, lecturers and university professors. Workers and their representatives, employers and their organizations, public and non-public organizations, manufacturers and importers of safety products, experts in communication and public relations, media representatives and journalists are all important as well, for widespread networking and to reach higher standards in the field of occupational safety and health all over the world. ENETOSH is invited to join the congress.
A call for papers is available on the conference website. The abstract submission ends by August 31, 2014.
The campaign focuses on stress and psychosocial risks. Tackling stress and psychosocial risks creates a healthy working environment, improves worker well-being and business performance. ENETOSH is an official campaign partner now and will focus on the growing problem of stress and psychosocial risks within the learning and working environment of educational institutions.
In addition the network will especially promote resources developed by EU-OSHA that can be used within the field of education and training on occupational safety and health. More information about the campaign on the official website: www.healthy-workplaces.eu
The European Road Safety Charter is an invitation by the European Commission to take concrete actions, assess results and further heighten awareness about the need to reduce road accident fatalities. It offers European recognition to the associations that have signed up, and also makes the road safety actions they wish to carry out more visible on a European level.
The ERSC especially encourages members to develop initiatives targeting young people. Youth constitutes a key priority in the years to come, because road traffic injuries are the leading cause of death among people under 24 years old. Initiatives are supposed to address different target groups, such as children from 0 - 11 years, Pre-Teens from 12 - 14, Adolescents from 15 - 17, or young adults. Age groups that have the highest percentage of pedestrian fatalities are children younger than 10 years (and adults aged 65 years or older).
„Together, we are Road Safety!“ longs to address these target groups with accurate education and training to help reducing the number of accidents and fatalities on the road.
For examples of good practice dealing with road safety, please have a look at our "Hot Topic" (see main menu).
More information about the European Road Safety Charter and the campaign on the website: www.erscharter.eu
After its launch in 2006, the web platform www.enetosh.net immediately showed a very good acceptance. In 2008, the click rates had increased to a peak level and, during the following years, the number of clicks stabilized on a constant level (roundabout 26000 unique visitors per year) - enetosh.net had become a working platform. Taking a look at the numbers of 2013 and the current year 2014, we can see strongly increasing numbers again: From January to April 2014, an average of 30% more unique visitors than in the "peak year" 2008 visited the platform. The number of total visits (which indicates, that people do not only access the platform once, but several times per month) shows increasing rates of nearly 60%, comparing the first three months of 2014 to those of the year 2008.
All these numbers show, that the ENETOSH network and its web platform is well-known and acknowledged among experts in education and training on occupational safety and health all over the world.
More information, e.g. about the ENETOSH Ambassadors, the "Whole School Approach" working group or detailed web statistics, can be found in the multiple areas of this web platform.
The Robert W. Campbell Award is named after the first President of the National Safety Council, and is awarded once a year. The rigorous Robert W. Campbell Award review process ensures not only that a worthy winner is named each year, but that all organizations applying for the Award receive insightful and meaningful feedback on their organization's EHS management system.
The International Panel of Reviewers consists of renowned experts and leaders in the business, education, safety, health and environmental fields and is nominated by the Global Partners.
This year, three experts have been nominated for the Panel of Reviewers by ENETOSH: Neal Stone, Policy and Communications Director of the British Safety Council (BSC), Alan Cowen, Director of Health and Safety at the University of Brighton and Prof Alfredo Soeiro, University of Porto, Department of Civil Engineering.
For more information on the award and the review process, please visit the website of the Robert W. Campbell Award.
The motto of the Institute is "Self-Reliance, Professionalism, Responsibility". It is a dynamic research organization dedicated to scientific development and implementation of the main guidelines of State policy in the field of environment, safety and the economy, as well as prevention and reduction of industrial injuries and occupational diseases in enterprises of all economic activities. Furthermore, the Institute longs to improve the social security system by creation and implementation of measures to reduce occupational risks.
The All-Russia Institute for Occupational Safety and Labour Economics (VCOT) carries out systematic training, organizes and conducts training and workshops of various kinds. The training program offers modern practice-oriented seminars developed by leading specialists and experts. The training seminars are practical exercises to consolidate the acquired knowledge, develop skills and master the ways of solution of certain applied tasks.
More information on the website of the institute (in Russian language).
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.
Just click the portlet on the right side to download it (in English or German). If you would like to receive each new edition automatically via email, you may as well subscribe to our mailing- list by clicking "Newsletter subscribe" below the download-link.
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: email@example.com 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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
> Please choose "Membership/ Member" in the main menu on the left (or click the map on the top right) and then a country to access our member's area and find more information, links and contact data.<
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: email@example.com.