CESI partner of 2016-17 EU-OSHA ‘Healthy workplaces’ campaign

In 2016-17, CESI will again be a partner of EU-OSHA's 'Healthy workplaces' awareness raising campaign. Having been involved in the 2012-13 and 2014-15 'Healthy workplaces' campaigns on 'Working together for risk prevention' and 'Healthy Workplaces Manage Stress', CESI will now participate for the third time in Europe's biggest awareness raising campaign on occupational health and safety. The 2016-17 edition is themed 'Healthy workplaces for all ages'.

CESI partner of 2016-17 EU-OSHA ‘Healthy workplaces’ campaign

Existing since 2000, EU-OSHA’s Healthy workplaces campaigns typically run for two years and are backed by the EU institutions and social partners such as CESI. At the national level, they are coordinated by a network of focal points of EU-OSHA.

Launch of the campaign on April 14

The 2016-17 campaign on ‘Healthy workplaces for all ages’ will be formally launched on April 14 – a press conference in Brussels will be open to the public. The campaign aims to help employers address the challenges of an ageing workforce and raise awareness of the importance of sustainable work throughout employees’ working lives.

The specific objectives are:
to promote sustainable work and healthy ageing from the start of the working life;
•to prevent health problems throughout the working life;
• to provide ways for employers and workers to manage occupational safety and health in the context of an ageing workforce; and to
• to encourage the exchange of information and good practice.

Occupational health and safety at work a priority at CESI

CESI Secretary General said: “This EU‐OSHA Healthy workplaces campaign addresses one of CESI’s core priorities. As a trade union confederation, CESI has for long worked to promote adequate health and safety measures for all workers, be they young, mid‐aged or of older age. At CESI, we believe that effective occupational health and safety must be ensured without gaps throughout the entire work life cycle of employees ‐ When there is a gap, this will likely have negative implications for individual workers at present and in the future too.”

CESI’s involvement in the campaign will be explained in detail in a dedicated website section as well as on the official homepage of the Healthy workplaces campaign.