Successful management of workplace safety and health is good for workers, business and society as a whole. With the pressures and demands of the modern workplace, it can be easy to lose sight of the importance of occupational safety and health (OSH) and dismiss it as an ‘administrative burden’. However, as the Europe 2020 strategy(1) points out, a safe and healthy working environment is crucial to enhancing the potential and commitment of the workforce and the competitiveness of a business.
This brochure is the main guide to the Healthy Workplaces Campaign 2016-17, ‘Healthy Workplaces for All Ages’, organised by the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA). Its overall aim is to help workers, managers and employers recognise and manage the challenges of an ageing workforce, focusing not on one age group, but on workers of all ages. It also highlights the importance of using a life-course approach. Fostering healthy working practices in young workers and developing good working conditions promotes sustainable work throughout their working lives and ensures healthy ageing.