European campaign on risk prevention

The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work’s “Healthy Workplaces Campaign 2012-2013” is entitled “Working together for risk prevention” and began last month. It is in response to the fact that one worker is killed every 3.5 minutes in the EU.

The programme is geared toward the benefits that can be gained from management leadership and from worker participation in occupational safety and health. Over the course of the campaign in the UK, HSE proposes to issue various updates and take initiatives such as roadshows and other publicity events. There is also to be a European-wide competition called “Good practice awards” intended to recognise employers who have found innovative ways to promote heath and safety. Entries are invited by 3 October, using a form that can be downloaded here: http://www.hse.gov.uk/campaigns /european/awards-form.htm

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