Health and Safety at Work

EfVET has established cooperation with EU-OSHA (the European Union information agency for occupational safety and health) with the main goal of raising awareness among the VET community regarding preventive workplace culture and ensure a safe transition into the professional workplace.

According to EU-OSHA, creating a workplace culture of prevention within enterprises is key to ensuring a safe and healthy working environment. Therefore, young workers entering the workplace for the first time need to be aware of its importance to keep both themselves and others safe.

EU-OSHA has already developed several initiatives to mainstream OSH into Education/Youth. With the goal of raising awareness of the importance of OSH to Vocational Schools in the EU and EEA countries, a new project -OSHVET- has been put in place aiming at providing teachers and students with easy access to existing practical OSH information and useful contacts at national and regional levels.

EFVET has joined EU-OSHA in the pilot phase of the OSHVET project and has been, since, collaborating, promoting the liaison between VET providers and the National Focus Points of OSH in the different Member Estates.

Several resources have been developed and are available for VET schools in the EU-OSHA website and among different initiatives that may be of interest for VET Schools:

The Healthy Workplaces Campaigns

A two-year campaigns raise awareness of occupational safety and health (OSH) topics across Europe

Healthy Workplaces Film Award (HWFA)

Since 2009 the award honours a category within the International DOK Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Films and since 2020 within the Doclisboa Festival for Documentary Films that focuses on the human being in a changing world of work

Online interactive Risk Assessment (OiRA) project

An online risk assessment tools for small and medium-sized enterprises to assess and manage risks in the workplace

NAPO films

A series of short, lighthearted, language-free films on important workplace safety and health topics

Practical tools and guidance

A user-friendly databases of practical tools and guidance make it easy for workplaces to assess and manage their occupational safety and health risks

OSHWiki

A collaborative online encyclopedia of accurate and reliable information on occupational safety and health (OSH)

For more information, check the EU-OSHA website