Ergonomists help to create workplaces for all ages
Fri, 04/15/2016 - 11:54 — ComPromCom
Focusing on sustainable work and workplace safety and health in the context of the ageing workforce, the Healthy Workplaces for All Ages campaign provides a timely reminder that the younger workers of today are the older workers of tomorrow.
The campaign focuses on Europe’s enterprises (both private and public) and the need to promote sustainable work and healthy ageing from the beginning of working life. By doing so, they will be protecting their workers’ health up to and beyond retirement age and their organisations’ productivity.
This campaign’s objectives are four-fold:
· to promote sustainable work and healthy ageing from the beginning of working life;
· to highlight the importance of risk prevention throughout working life;
· to assist employers and workers (including in small and medium-sized enterprises) by providing information and tools for managing occupational safety and health in the context of an ageing workforce;
· to facilitate information and good practice exchange.
The Federation of the European Ergonomics Societies feels the responsibility that this campaign only can be a success with strong ergonomics contribution. Ergonomist around Europe are devoted to do it