Create a healthy workplace for all ages

May 6, 2016   //   No Comments

By 2030, workers aged 55–64 are expected to make up 30 % or more of the workforce in many European countries. The retirement age is increasing and many workers are likely to face longer working lives. Significant benefits to workers and employers can be gained by tackling barriers to a sustainable working life. By following good occupational safety and health (OSH) management practices, the health of the entire working population, from those new to the job market to those nearing retirement, can be improved.

EU-OSHA-enOne-quarter of workers report that their work affects their health and that they would not be able to do the same job when they are 60. However, OSH risks can be dealt with, resulting in a safer, healthier and fairer working environment for all.  The European Union (EU) Strategic Framework on Health and Safety at Work 2014–2020 outlines measures to promote good practice and improve occupational safety and health (OSH) conditions for all workers.  They have produced an E-Guide entitled, ‘Healthy Workplaces for all Ages’, which gives information on managing safety and health at work for an ageing workforce.   It’s a practical tool, which is interactive and user-friendly, and aims to help enterprises of all sizes assess and deal with risks to workers and meet the needs of workers of all ages.

Read the e-guide here, where you can also take a quick quiz.

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