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European Safety Week 24th – 28th October 2016

European Safety week is taking place this year from 24th – 28th October and the theme for 2016 is “Healthy Workplaces for All Ages”.   It is organised by EU-OSHA – European Agency for Safety and Health at Work and its partners.  The purpose of this year’s campaign is to raise awareness of the importance of a sustainable working life.   The campaign is spread throughout all 31 EU Members and is being supported in Ireland by the Health and Safety Authority.
“Special film screenings, social media events, conferences, exhibitions, competitions and training sessions are just some of the activities organised to celebrate the European Week. If you have an idea for an awareness-raising activity, or want to launch a longer-term safety and health project to tie in with the Healthy Workplaces for All Ages campaign, then the European Week could be the perfect time to make sure your event gets the attention it deserves”. (Ref: www.healthy-workplaces.eu)

The Health and Safety Authority promote European Safety Week and have the Healthy Workplaces “Good Practice Awards” the aims of which are:

“to recognise and highlight organisations making outstanding and innovative contributions to safety and health at work in the context of an aging workforce.  Work is part of the solution, not the problem, to Europe’s aging workforce. Has your organisation implemented age-sensitive policies? Do you have a good example of an intervention or tool for managing an aging workforce? If so you may want to consider submitting an application for the Good Practice Awards.

For more information, contact Annette Slater at annette_slater@hsa.ie or telephone (01) 7997800.” (Ref: www.hsa.ie)

EMS & Associates can help you put together a series of events that will focus on Healthy Workplaces for All Ages, which will create awareness and promote good practices amongst the workforce.  For more information, call us on (041) 9822933 or email info@emsandassociates.com

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