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.
The campaign aims to raise awareness of the risks posed by dangerous substances in the workplace and to promote a culture of risk prevention. The specific objectives are:
• to raise awareness of the importance of preventing risks from dangerous substances, helping to dispel common misunderstandings;
• to promote risk assessment by providing information on practical tools and creating opportunities to share good practices;
• to heighten awareness of risks linked to exposures to carcinogens at work by supporting the exchange of good practices;
• to target groups of workers with specific needs and higher levels of risks by providing tailored information as well as examples of good practices; and to
• to increase knowledge of the legislative framework that is already in place to protect workers, as well as highlighting policy developments.
CESI Secretary General Klaus Heeger said: “This Healthy Workplaces Campaign edition comes at a timely moment to complement the EU’s current legislative agenda on caps for carcinogens and mutagens at work: Legal restrictions on the exposure of workers to hazardous substances and accompanying awareness-raising projects and information-dissemination must go hand in hand. CESI will contribute to the success of the Campaign by reaching out to -and working with- its extensive network across Europe: For a proper and responsible management of dangerous substances which puts the health and safety of workers first.”
More information about CESI’s involvement in the 2018-19 Healthy Workplaces Campaign is available here.
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