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Partnership meeting on the European campaign “Healthy Workplaces 2012-2013” organised by the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA)

Since 2006, EU-OSHA has run several European campaigns promoting health and safety at work. More than 30 countries have participated to these various campaigns and some 4 million information materials have been distributed in all official EU languages. The actual campaign on “Working together for risk prevention” will be officially launched on 18 April 2012. In order to promote the official launch of the campaign, OSHA organised a partnership meeting in Brussels and presented the campaign to European stakeholders, mainly employer associations, trade unions and NGO’s. The aim was to attract potential campaign partners and to discuss their potential involvement in the campaign process.

 According to the Commission, more than 5.500 people are killed every year in the EU due to accidents at work. The Healthy Workplaces Campaign 2012-2013 therefore aims to offer support to companies and workers in assessing and decreasing risks in the workplace. The campaign will be focused on prevention and will be concentrated on company managements, largely responsible for health and safety at work. The main objective is to raise awareness on risk prevention among stakeholders and to disseminate best practices.