Continuing Vocational Education and Training
Online training course on design, of human-centred workplaces
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The main objective of TRAIN4HCWORK is the development and implementation of a new online course (in English, Spanish, German and French) to strengthen the knowledge and skills of targeted professionals in the design of human-centred workplaces.
The target groups of TRAIN4HCWORK are Engineers responsible for workplaces, process and production design, Engineers responsible for machinery, working equipment and tools design, Health and safety managers, Consultants who provide services related to these issues to industry and human resources professionals (recruitment and job assignment of workers).
Human centred manufacturing is one of the research and innovation priorities of the European Factories of the Future Research Association (EFFRA). The workplaces of the future will give much more importance to human knowledge, skills and cultural background, in particular through life-long learning and training.
Human-centred workplaces not only remain essential in the pursuit of reduced occupational and work-related diseases and injuries, and absenteeism, but they will also become increasingly critical to ensure the flexibility, agility, and competitiveness that will be imposed on future manufacturing operations.
Online Interactive Risk Assessment
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OiRA 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 the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) and it is based on the Dutch risk assessment instrument RI&E.
Proper risk assessment is the key to healthy workplaces. However, carrying out risk assessments can be quite challenging, particularly for micro and small enterprises (MSEs), which may lack the resources or the occupational safety and health (OSH) know-how to do so effectively.
OiRA aims to overcome this. It is the first initiative at EU level to encourage European MSEs to assess their risks (mainly via Member States and social partners — employers’ and employees’ organisations — at EU and Member State levels).
Training Materials on OSH
SAACIWCE (Pakistan)
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The Saeed Ahmed Awan Centre for Improvement of Working Conditions & Environment (SAACIWCE) Lahore is a pioneer institution in Pakistan providing professional services in the fields of occupational, safety, health and working environment. It is part of the Labour & Human Resource Department, Government of the Punjab, Pakistan.
This website offers a selection of important training and information materials on Occupational Safety and Health, such as safety signs, posters and manuals.
Healthy Workplaces for all Ages
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Throughout Europe, the proportion of older people in the population is growing, people have to work longer, and the average age of workers is increasing.
It is therefore important to:
  • Create safe and healthy workplaces for workers of all ages and
  • Ensure people can reach the end of their working career in good health
This e-guide provides practical information, tips and examples related to the ageing of the workforce and the opportunities it brings along. It also shows how age-related challenges can be addressed at work.
Preventing Injuries. Saving Lives.
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Parachute is a Canadian national, charitable organization dedicated to preventing injuries and saving lives. Parachute offers many programs across Canada that are designed to help people reduce their risks of injury while enjoying long lives lived to the fullest. Lots of injury topics are covered by Parachute, programs like "National Teen Driver Safety Week", "No Regrets", "Passport to Safety", "Safe Kids Week", and more help to reach the goals of Parachute.
The Parachute website offers lots of information and resources on different, injury prevention related topics, programs and campaigns, such as "Vision Zero" and "Parachute's Horizon".
German Road Safety
Brochure is several languages
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Starting in 2015, Germany had to deal with a new challenge for politics and society: the big number of refugees coming to the country from many regions in the world, where war and hardship forces people to leave their home countries.
This development is a challenge for the whole society, and it affects the world of health and safety in a very special way. Not only the growing cultural diversity at workplaces has to be dealt with, but also many aspects of everyday life.One of these is road safety.
The German Road Safety Council released a brochure explaining German traffic rules and proper behaviour, especially for bicycle drivers and for refugees.
ABClean project
asbestos awareness e-learning course
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The European Federation of Building and Woodworkers (EFBWW) was partner in a Lifelong Learning Project “Making the EU AsBestos Clean (ABClean) to create an e-learning course offer together with training providers and institutes for occupational medicine. In many Member States, asbestos related training requirements are often limited to workers in companies specialized in asbestos removal. This leaves out many workers who are at risk of exposure to asbestos, who receive no training on asbestos awareness at all.
Electronic Library of Construction Occupational Safety and Health
| Bild: | The Electronic Library of Construction Occupational Safety and Health ( was developed to provide accurate, user-friendly information about safety and health for construction workers, employers, researchers and others interested in construction safety and health from a wide range of sources worldwide.
The library offers presentations, images, videos and documents dealing with construction safety and accident prevention in the construction sector.
European Voices for Active Aging (EVAA)
a project by world café europe
| Bild: | Over the next 50 years, the number of well-educated, experienced and engaged older adult Europeans will double. Their path of a life which embraces active ageing will profoundly impact European society, governmental policy-making and business opportunities for decades to come. But ageing is still cloaked in stereotypical images of older adults as well as language which implies loss rather than accrued life wisdom. This depiction does not reflect the reality which generations of older adults are experiencing in Europe today.
Best Agers
A European project to the demographic change
| Bild: | Best Agers is a project in which older professionals worktogether with different age groups in the fields of business and skills development to generate new ideas and share their expertise and experience.
Best Agers is part-financed by the European Union Baltic Sea Region Pro- gramme 2007-2013 (Priority 1 - Fostering of innovations across the Baltic Sea Region).
Nineteen partner institutions from eight countries around the Baltic Sea launched this project: Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Great Britain, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Sweden.
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.
Project duration: January 2010 - December 2012.
a project by the university of osnabrück
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This project by the Institute for Dermatology, Environmental Medicine and Health Theory, which is part of the Faculty for Human Sciences of the University of Osnabrück is supposed to support the implementation of occupational health and safety standards in hairdressing for the European Union (Declaration of Dresden). In addition SafeHair gives recommendation for the curriculum in vocational training of hairdressers.
Furthermore, a questionnaire (EvaHair) was developed by the University of Osnabrueck to assess the state of the art of current health and safety standards in hairdressing and to evaluate the implementation process of new or modified health and safety standards.
Occupational Safety Card
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The Occupational Safety Card training in Finland has been designed first and foremost for the shared workplace of manufacturing industry, but it is equally applicable for the building industry, the public sector, shipbuilding, and more.
The system reaches throughout Finland. More and more companies want to be involved. They see the card as a competitive advantage indicating better safety standards. Many big companies require the card of everyone who wants to attend the industrial or company area.
legesa – lifelong healthy working
lebenslang gesund arbeiten
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For this project, the German Gesellschaft für Arbeitsschutz- und Humanisierungsforschung (Association for Occupational Safety and Human Research) cooperated with with five companies in the electronics, mechanical engineering and plant engineering industries, all showing high innovation dynamics.
The project was supposed to develop operational prevention concepts to make it easier to work with an aging workforce or with an age-centered, mixed-age workforce.
The aim was to reach a high efficiency up to 65 or 67 years of age to stay healthy up to the retirement leave.
Online video-based courses
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The website contains more than 300 OSHA, EPA and DOT compliant courses, a free, full-featured Learning Management System, completion certificates and reports at any time.
Ergonomics tuition modules for designer training
A project by KAN
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This is a project providing online and offline learning modules for engineers to increase their knowledge on ergonomics. This project was initiated by KAN (Commission for Occupational Health and Safety and Standardisation), Germany.
During their training, engineers currently receive very little tuition in human engineering. The corresponding topics are adequately included in training only at institutions with human engineering departments. KAN's objective was therefore to facilitate the integration of knowledge from the areas of occupational safety and health and ergonomics into the training of designers, thereby contributing to products, work equipment and workplaces satisfying ergonomics and safety standards.
To achieve this aim, it was considered necessary to create dedicated tuition modules on ergonomics.
Shattered lives
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"Shattered Lives" is a campaign of the Health and Safety Executive, UK. Nearly 11000 workers suffered serious injury as a result of a slip or trip in the UK last year. Reducing this unnecessary injury toll is a priority. Users are supposed to find out what happens when workers are put at risk and what they can do to stop slips and trips in their workplace. The website, posters and brochures offer examples from five different idustries: Food Retail, Food & Drink Manufacturing, Catering, Building & Plant Maintenance and Construction. For each industry, one worker and the story of his accident is being presented to show what can happen at work.
Health and Safety Training of Teachers of Technology Subjects
Teacher training by the HSA
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The Health and Safety Authority (UK) is supporting an initiative of the second level support service for technology teachers to provide training to all 1800 technology teachers in the second level system.
These include teachers of Design and Communication Graphics, Material Technologies, Engineering Technology, Construction Studies (Architectural Technology) and Technical Graphics.
Picnic-basket for the prevention of stress attacks
BGN – Statutory Accident Insurance for the food and restaurant business Germany
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Working in the hospitality industry is marked by a high degree of emotional work. Handling guests, their complaints and special wishes requires good nerves and often brings about stress, time pressure and hectic. It is necessary to treat these burdens consciously and develop strategies for working life. The BGN (Statutory Accident Insurance for the food and restaurant business) Germany offers an interactive Website called "The Picnic Basket" with different interactive offers, e.g: coping with stress; managing and cooperation; communication; qualification and emotional competence.
The aim of this offer is to show connections between psychic misuse and health and bring gastronomes towards an active prevention. The Website contains a wide range of offers: interactive online-tests on stress, short films from everyday working life, which can be commented on and Listening-potpourri „The emotional parachute“ on the topic of emotional competence in the hospitality industry. Furthermore, the website presents posters, brochures and articles for reading and downloading.