Eu osha strategy ohs 2002 2006
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5

Eu osha strategy ohs 2002 2006






Total Views
Views on SlideShare
Embed Views



0 Embeds 0

No embeds


Upload Details

Uploaded via as Microsoft PowerPoint

Usage Rights

© All Rights Reserved

Report content

Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

  • Full Name Full Name Comment goes here.
    Are you sure you want to
    Your message goes here
Post Comment
Edit your comment

Eu osha strategy ohs 2002 2006 Eu osha strategy ohs 2002 2006 Presentation Transcript

  • “Strengthening the prevention culture” Hans-Horst Konkolewsky Director European Agency for Safety and Health at Work Community Strategy on health and safety at work 2002-2006 Adapting to change in work and society
  • • Prevention culture: Proactive and knowledge-based approach • Common set of rules and values: a European work and production culture • A lifelong process: from early childhood throughout work-life • Integrated in Community policies and actions (social & employment, enterprise, research, health etc.) A European prevention culture
  • • Education - learning about OSH • Awareness raising - campaigns • Anticipating new and emerging risks - “Risk Observatory” • Other themes including enforcement and guidance, CSR and mainstreaming New strategy: Consolidating the prevention culture
  • Education activities - Main conclusions of Education seminar (1) • Integration of OSH in education and training an emerging issue in all EU-Member States • Closer collaboration needed between education and employment ministries • OSH has to be integrated into the curricula • The profile of OSH training and education should be raised in EU and national funding schemes for Education and Training such as the ESF and Leonardo • Increased sharing of good practice and experiences
  • Education activities - Main conclusions of Education seminar (2) • Definition of core OSH competencies for teachers and pupils - transferability of diplomas • OSH professionals need to work in partnership with education professionals • Teachers and trainers need to be trained as well in “world of work” experiences • Awareness should also be raised on OSH risks in the “classroom” • Agency network to play a key role
  • Awareness raising activities (1) • Increase campaigns and awareness activities - e.g. European Week for Safety and Health at Work • Develop specific measures for SMEs and very small businesses, e.g. multiannual scheme • Strategic alliances with other Community action, e.g. European Year of the Disabled 2003 • Improve risk communication and exchange of good practice via the web and other media • Develop synergies with prevention culture: a safe, healthy and productive work culture
  • Awareness raising activities (2) - integration of CCs into Agency networks and designing specific tools • Establishment of Candidate Countries Agency Focal Points, national information networks and national Agency web-sites (2002) • Full participation in European Weeks (2002-3) • From 2003 on - Devising working tools geared to specific situation e.g. via a Topic Centre for the Candidate Countries to transfer and adapt knowledge about good practice and research • Develop specific awareness campaigns
  • Anticipating new and emerging risks via “Risk Observatory” • Development of an information system for research information on new and emerging risks initiated 2002 by the Agency and its Research Topic Centre • Establishment of a special expert network on new and emerging risks • Develop an information system on good practice re new risks collected from firms, specific branches of activity etc. • Organising special web-feature, publications, events
  • Other Community strategy themes as part of the prevention culture • Mainstreaming OSH into other policy areas • CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) • Promoting a prevention culture at company level (incl. enforcement and guidance) • International co-operation
  • Mainstreaming OSH into other policy areas • Public contracts – OSH and procurement • Sector-based mainstreaming: - Transport - Fisheries - Agriculture - Health care • Policy-based mainstreaming: - Public health - Environment / Chemicals
  • OSH and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) • Voluntary certification and labelling initiatives, recognition/good practice schemes • Procurement, outsourcing and subcontracting • Voluntary Reporting and auditing schemes • Socially responsible investment • HRM - (Re-)integration of ageing or disabled workers
  • Promotion of prevention culture at company level • National or regional level - Effective enforcement and guidance activities • Sector level - campaigns in high risk sectors like construction, fisheries, agriculture, health care… • Preventive services - assist in the development of knowledge, values and tools • Company level - campaigns and action proven to be most effective • Staff/management training - important tool to influence preventive culture
  • International co-operation on prevention culture • Development of a global approach for information exchange to promote OSH • Exchange information and develop joint awareness raising campaigns on OSH with international organisations like ILO, WHO as well as other partners • Co-operate globally to promote preventive OSH-culture in developing countries