This year’s European Safety Week takes place week beginning October 24th.
The theme for 2016/17 is “Healthy Workplaces for All Ages”.
This year’s European Safety Week takes place week beginning October 19th. The theme for 2015 is “Healthy Workplaces Manage Stress”.
Workplace health and safety is good for business, for workers and for society as a whole. Every year more than 5,000 people lose their lives in the EU as a result of accidents in the workplace according to Eurostat. A great many of these lives could be saved and many thousands of other injuries prevented if risks were anticipated and sensible safety measures implemented.
Research undertaken by the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) indicates that 10% of work-related illness is stress related costing European employers an estimated €20 billion per year and that over 40% of employers consider psychosocial risks more difficult to manage than ‘traditional’ risks.
A positive psychosocial work environment can enhance the health and well-being of workers and stimulate increased productivity. Good business performance with low absenteeism and staff turnover rates can be achieved as a result. This campaign emphasises that managing stress and psychosocial risks at work has significant benefits for workers, employers and the exchequer.
There is a lot of misunderstanding and sensitivity around psychosocial risks in the workplace and there is still a stigma around mental health. Although tackling work-related stress and psychosocial risks may seem challenging, it can be managed just like any other workplace safety and health issue, in a logical and systematic way. There are multiple positive outcomes in tackling psychosocial risks; it creates a healthy work environment in which workers feel valued, the workplace culture is more positive and, consequently, business performance improves.
For any further details about European Safety Week or how to get involved, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2015 Healthy Workplaces Summit brings together leading European experts and decision makers. They get together to exchange good practices and explore future strategies for managing stress and psychosocial risks in European enterprises.
The event takes place on 3 and 4 November 2015 in Bilbao, Spain and closes
the 2-year Healthy Workplaces Campaign on ‘Managing stress and psychosocial risks at work’.
Parallel sessions will cover the topics of Good Practices for Managing Stress and Psychosocial Risks at Work, Strategies and Programmes at European and International Level in this area and Innovative Ways for Communicating on Occupational Safety and Health.
Finally, the Summit will provide an opportunity to bring important European policy makers (European Parliament, European Commission) together to share their perspectives on the future of occupational safety and health at work in Europe.
Stressless is offering a fantastic special offer of €45 for a Full Body Holistic Massage or Reflexology session, normally €60 at the Dublin Yoga Studios in Ranelagh until the end of September