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European Week Ø A decentralised information campaign in Member States to address an OSH issue Ø Agency coordinates campaign activities, provides information in 20 languages and via the website, provides funding subsidy to stimulate activities, organises Good Practice Awards and the Closing Event Ø Focal Points promote, stimulate and organise activities at national level Ø Objectives: o Increase awareness of risks o Promote good practice solutions
So far. . . Ø 2000: 'TURN YOUR BACK ON MUSCULOSKELETAL DISORDERS‘ Ø 2001: ‘SUCCESS IS NO ACCIDENT‘ Ø 2002: 'WORKING ON STRESS‘ Ø 2003: ‘DANGEROUS SUBSTANCES HANDLE WITH CARE' Ø 2004: 'BUILDING IN SAFETY‘ Ø 2005: 'STOP THAT NOISE!'
. . and now - European Week 2006 EW 2006 is dedicated to young people under the slogan Safe Start!
What is the message? The right education about risk awareness + the right training, information and protection from the first day at work = safe and healthy European workers of tomorrow
Campaign structure Ø In the workplace: o Young workers - promote risk awareness o Employers - provide safe and suitable work, training & supervision Ø In the education & youth community: o Promote risk awareness education and OSH in schools, colleges and vocational training centres o Involve schools and colleges in the Week
Campaign architecture Ø Promotion and publicity Ø Engagement of partners Ø Identification of good practice Ø European Week activities Ø Recognition Ø Evaluation
Campaign materials Ø Dedicated web feature http: //ew 2006. osha. eu. int Ø Posters, leaflet and fact sheets Ø Ideas and initiatives Ø RISQ online magazine Ø Interactive web materials Ø Good Practice Awards publicity Ø Links to Good Practice resources Ø Video competition publicity Ø Case study report Ø Magazine Ø Press pack
Why the concern? Ø Young workers (18 -24) highest rate of nonfatal work accidents Ø The accident rate is increasing, against a general downward trend o A 16 -year-old broke both legs less on his first day at work…. o 17 -yr old girl lost part of her finger in a machine after 1 hour of a holiday work job…. o An 18 -year-old apprentice mechanic died 4 days after being engulfed in flames….
Why is there a problem? Young workers: Ø Lack of experience, awareness and training Ø Physically and mentally less mature Ø Over-enthusiasm; want to appear keen Ø Lack confidence to complain, or say ‘no’ Young workers need: Ø preparation in schools and colleges Ø safe and suitable work – risk assessments before work starts, restrictions on work of under 18 s Ø suitable training, supervision and mentoring in work
Who can take part? Ø ‘Umbrella bodies’ at local, national and European level Ø Safety and Health Institutions Ø Public and private sector bodies including SMEs, at the workplace level Ø Trade unions and Safety Representatives Ø Managers, supervisors and workers Ø Education Community - schools, colleges, training providers Ø Youth organisations Ø Work experience bodies Ø Producing ‘ideas for participation’
OSH and education contacts Ø ENETOSH European Network Education and Training in Occupational Safety and Health http: //www. enetosh. net/ Ø bringing Member State OSH and education experts together to discuss strategy & experiences Ø Working with the Agency to involve the education community in the campaign Ø Supplying information on their Member State activities Ø Active commitment to the campaign
EW 2006 - OSH and Young People Ø Good Practice Awards o Recognition of outstanding contributions to risk prevention at the workplace o Publicity and information on the website o Tripartite selection process o Submission of two ranked examples by National OSH Authority (Focal Point) to the Agency in September 2006 o Awards presented at Closing Event o Good practice examples published on Agency and national websites o Examples could involve employers working in partnership with schools etc.
EW 2006 - OSH and Young People Ø Safe Start video competition o To find the “European Young Film Maker of the Year” o Create a short documentary, drama, TV commercial, news report, musical, animation o Capture on film the workplace, people at work and some of the potential dangers, risks and hazards at work o No more than 3 minutes o Open to young people under 19 on 1 st October 2006 as individuals or working as a team
Examples of activities Ø Ø Ø Risk assessments Safety demonstrations Hazard spotting Inspection days Training and education sessions Seminars and workshops Film, video and multimedia Poster competitions, quizzes Suggestion schemes Exhibitions and Open Days Advertising and promotion Press and media activities
Closing Event Ø European closing event in March 2007, Bilbao o Expert workshops o Colloquium - policy perspectives o Good Practice Awards ceremony o Video Competition Awards ceremony
EW 2006 - key dates Ø Spring 2006 - meeting with campaign partners in Brussels Ø 19 June 2006 - Official Launch in Brussels - Press conference in the Commission and an Exhibition in the European Parliament Ø 23 -27 October 2006 - European Week of Safety and Health at Work Ø March 2007 - Closing Event in Bilbao