Last 16 March 2016 partners to the 2016-2017 'Healthy Workplace for All Ages' campaign gathered with the EU OSHA staff to discuss the new campaign.
Director of EU-OSHA, Dr Christa Sedlatschek, kicked off the meeting by emphasising that 'this new campaign is not about age itself, but about Europe’s ageing workforce. The fact that, by 2030, 30% or more of the workforce is expected to be over 55 exemplifies the extremely timely and highly relevant nature of the campaign'.
'The objectives of the 2016-17 Healthy Workplaces for All Ages campaign are as follows:
- To promote sustainable work and healthy ageing and the importance of risk prevention throughout working life;
- To assist employers and workers of all ages by providing information and tools for managing occupational safety and health (OSH) in the context of an ageing workforce; and
- To facilitate information and good practice exchange in this area.'
Representatives from the European Commission, the European Parliament, EU OSHA, the media, and various stakeholders expressed their views and support to the initiative.
The objective is to promote a multidisciplinary approach that addresses a wide range of issues including work ability, diversity and age-sensitive risk assessment, workplace adaptation, lifelong learning, workplace health promotion, and human resources and OSH management.
Do not miss the official launch of the campaign on 14 April 2016. For more information: https://www.healthy-workplaces.eu/all-ages-splash-page/