CESI Europe Academy: Study on occupational safety and health in public administrations now available

CESI’s 2016 project on safety and health in public administrations formally closed with the publication of a final study on good practices in the management of new and emerging risks for safety and health in the public sector. It draws on the findings of two high level seminars in Copenhagen and Madrid.

The study assesses the EU’s legislative and policy framework on occupational health and safety, reviews fundamental work-related stress and psychosocial risks, analyses new working patters which contribute to these, and describes good practices on how to tackle new and emerging risks for safety and health at work in four public administrations in Europe:

Spain: ‘Procedure n. 601’ for the determination of a risk assessment methodology, a check-list model for the early recognition of stressors in single work units, covering 250,000 public employees

Belgium:  A decision-tree of the Federal Public Service (FPS) in the container fumigation procedure for first line verification officers to perform an administratively correct and safe physical checks of containers for toxic gases and vapours

Germany: A new Mental Stress Checklist of the Federal Agency for Family and Civil Society Tasks (BAFzA) to assess mental stress at the workplace

Italy: A national-level survey by the Italian Workers’ Compensation Authority (INAIL) to investigate the employer’s perception of working conditions, occupational risk exposure and their impact on health for workers

The full study can be accessed here. English, German, French, Spanish and Italian language versions are available.

The study was co-funded by the European Commission under budget heading 04 03 01 05 “Information and training measures for workers’ organisations”, Call VP/2016/002, and produced on behalf of CESI by Lorenzo Maria Pelusi and Michele Tiraboschi, ADAPT, Italy.

Picture: © CESI 2017