Another eight organisations - Air Liquide, Baxter, CESI, EFNMS, Eli Lilly, EPSC, General Electric and IMA-Europe - have joined the Healthy Workplaces campaign organised by the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA). This brings the number of official campaign partners to 17 including the EMHF.
Every three-and-a-half minutes somebody in the EU dies from work-related causes. The campaign aims at reducing work-related accidents and illnesses by focusing on the assessment of health and safety risks.
By signing up as official partners, these organisations commit themselves to organise events on risk assessment and to disseminate the campaign messages and material. Other activities include the production of workplace safety and health videos, photo competitions or training sessions with clients, partners and contractors.
'To have 17 official campaign partners on board even before we enter the second campaign year – this is well beyond our initial expectations,' Jukka Takala, Director of EU-OSHA said.