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       Occupational Health and Safety 28/04/2014
 
CEOC International - EU-OSHA new campaign partner


CEOC International has become an official partner of the new Europe-wide campaign ‘Healthy Workplaces Manage Stress’ launched by the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) on 7th April, 2014. The key task of the 2014–15 campaign, ‘Healthy workplaces manage stress’, is raising awareness of stress and psychosocial risks in the workplace and encouraging employers, managers and workers and their representatives to work together to manage those risks. In addition, this campaign sets out to improve understanding of the issue and bridge the gap by providing support and guidance for workers and employers and promoting the use of practical, user-friendly tools.

Commissioner László Andor responsible for employment, social affairs and inclusion said: ‘Managing work-related stress is one of the cornerstones in ensuring the health, safety and wellbeing of European workers. Workplaces cannot afford to ignore work-related stress, which increases absenteeism and lowers productivity. The forthcoming EU Strategic Framework on Health and Safety at work 2014-20 will underline that better protection of workers' mental health is a key factor to prevent work-related diseases. The Framework will propose a range of actions, such as sharing good practices, for promoting mental health at work. A positive working environment is not only important for enabling employees to work longer, it is also important to ensure that when workers do retire, they are still in good health. I am convinced that the new EU-OSHA campaign on stress and psychosocial risks at work will greatly contribute to this objective.’

This campaign builds on the 2012–13 Healthy Workplaces Campaign, ‘Working together for risk prevention’, which emphasised the importance of combining good management with worker participation. This approach is echoed in the 2014–15 campaign, which advocates that workers and management both need to play an active role and work together to tackle psychosocial risks and work-related stress effectively. 

Key dates

• Campaign launch: April 2014

• European Weeks for Safety and Health at Work: October 2014 and 2015

• Good Practice Awards ceremony: April 2015

• Healthy Workplaces summit: November 2015

The Campaign Guide can be downloaded here: https://www.healthy-workplaces.eu/en/campaign-material/introducing-the-campaign-guide

In order to access CEOC official campaign profile, please follow the link: https://www.healthy-workplaces.eu/en/campaign-partners/official-campaign-partners/ceoc-international

The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) contributes to making Europe a safer, healthier and more productive place to work. The Agency researches, develops, and distributes reliable, balanced, and impartial safety and health information and organises pan-European awareness raising campaigns. Set up by the European Union in 1994 and based in Bilbao, Spain, the Agency brings together representatives from the European Commission, Member State governments, employers’ and workers’ organisations, as well as leading experts in each of the EU-28 Member States and beyond.

You can register for regular news and information from EU-OSHA via RSS feeds. http://osha.europa.eu

For more information please contact:

Franziska Kassler: franziska.kassler@ceoc.com

 
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