European Week for Safety and Health at Work 2006
Safe Start: 23rd - 27th October 2006
Sheila Pantry OBE
The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work 2006 campaign slogan is 'Safe Start' and is dedicated to the occupational safety and health (OSH) of young people to ensure a safe and healthy start to their working lives. The Agency's web pages contain helpful information for young people, employers, parents and supervisors of young people.
The Safe Start campaign is backed by all Member States, candidate and EFTA countries, the Austria and Finland European Union (EU) Presidencies, the European Parliament and the European Commission, and by the European Social Partners.
Focus for European Week 2006:
- Young workers to be aware of OSH risks and what they need to do when starting work
- Employers to be aware of what they should do when a young person starts work, and to act accordingly
- Risk awareness education and OSH in vocational training - preparing for the first day at work
- Support for the Lisbon Strategy, especially the Youth Pact
The Agency has already carried out several projects on the 'mainstreaming of OSH into education' and the campaign will draw on these resources.
The Safe Start campaign has two distinct elements:
- In the workplace
- In the education community
There is a need for "awareness raising" and education from an early stage - risk education and the prevention culture are the key factors for maintaining and improving the quality of work. This includes mainstreaming OSH into activities on youth employment and workplace training and development; and into education in schools, colleges and vocational training. Pre-work health and safety education and training are part of preparing young people for work, and part of the life-long learning agenda.
Safe Start will include:
- Information packs in all official EU Member State languages
- Awareness-raising posters and leaflets
- A multilingual website
- A new Video Competition to find the "European Young Film Maker of the Year".
- European Good Practice Awards to recognise enterprises or organisations, including schools, colleges and training providers, that have made outstanding and innovative contributions to ensure that young people make a safe start in their working lives, and that risk awareness and prevention is promoted in enterprises, schools and colleges.
- Special events and activities across Europe to bring the campaign's key messages to life in all organisations large and small, public and private, local, national and international. In previous campaigns there have been thousands of EU-wide events, many co-ordinated by the Agency's network of national Focal Points in the EU 25 Member States.
The campaign will culminate in the European Week for Safety and Health at Work in October 2006. Now is your chance to make sure that young people have a safe and healthy start to their working lives, and that risk awareness and risk prevention are promoted in enterprises, schools and colleges by taking part in European Week for Safety and Health at Work 2006.
All safety and health institutions, public and private sector bodies, companies at the workplace level including SMEs, trades unions and safety representatives, managers, supervisors and workers, the education community - schools, colleges and training providers, youth organisations, work experience bodies - are invited to organise their own activities during this week.
Safe Start is a great opportunity for you to participate in a campaign to prevent accidents and ill health, to protect young people, and to ensure that they have a Safe Start to their working lives.
For more information, details of the campaign see https://www.healthy-workplaces.eu/en/european-week-safety-and-health-work
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