PerOSH Wellbeing at work Conference 2022: wellbeing in hectic times
The dead line for call for abstracts for the wellbeing at work conference has been extended to the 15th February. Don't miss the opportunity of sharing your experience and project results to an researchers and practitioners audience.
Access to the materials of the webinar Fostering mental health at work: emerging strategies from innovative projects in Europe
ENWHP Job offer: Network officer
The ENWHP is looking for a multitasking collaborator for its secretariat. Here are some of the characteristics we are looking for:
Project delivery support: Knowledge of EU funding schemes.
Engagement: Experience and knowledge of delivering effective member/customer orientated service AND Experience of collaborative working internationally and with EU institutions.
Business management: Experience of diary co-ordination and arranging meetings together with all related duties; Minute taking skills; Experience of Zoom, MS Teams or other virtual meeting platforms.
Mental Agility: The ability to find ways of solving or pre-empting problems.
Communication: Evidence of written and oral communication in other EU languages.
It is open to all EU citizens. We thank the University of Perugia (one of our members) for the collaboration for the selection of the candidate. The selection will be done on line with teams. Please follows the instructions at this following link: https://www.unipg.it/ricerca/assegni-di-ricerca/bandi-e-procedure?layout=concorso&idConcorso=29668
The deadline for sending your CV and documentation is the 22/July/2021
World's first standard for psychological health and safety at the workplace
ISO-45003 Occupational health and safety management – Psychological health and safety at work – Guidelines for managing psychosocial risks has been officially published. This voluntary standard gives guidance on managing psychological health and safety risks within an occupational health and safety management system. Perhaps, worth to be read to see if it can help to face the mental health wave resulting from COVID-19.
Two great resources for COVID-19 management
The COVINFORM project: 1) assess COVID-19 responses and impacts in a multilevel governance framework, focusing on government, public health, and citizen responses and the role of information and communication at all stages of the pandemic.; and 2) develop an online portal and toolkit for stakeholders in the governmental, public health, and civil society/community domains and guidance and recommendations for designing effective communication and combating misinformation.
The ISO/PAS 45005:2020 Occupational health and safety management — General guidelines for safe working during the COVID-19 pandemic (read-only availbale) which includes practical recommendations to organizations and workers on how to manage COVID-19 related risks and is suitable for organizations resuming operations, those that have been operational throughout the pandemic, and those that are starting operations.
ILO launch the World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2021 campaign
The World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2021 focuses on leveraging the elements of an OSH system as set out in the Promotional Framework for Occupational Safety and Health Convention, 2006 (No.187). The world day report examines how the current crisis demonstrates the importance of strengthening these OSH systems, including occupational health services, at both the national and undertaking level.
Public consultation on the EU Strategic Framework on Health and Safety at Work (2021-2027)
German prevention report 2020 on workplace health promotion
The German prevention report 2020 was recently published (in german).
The statutory health insurance companies are obliged to finance company health promotion measures. The German Prevention Guide defines the quality standards for the measures.
The legal basis for the commitment of the health insurance companies in this field can be found in §20b SGBV (Social Code V). In 2019, the health insurance funds spent 239,911,574 Euros for this segment of prevention services, which corresponds to 3.28 euros per insured person. This amount was both higher than in the previous year (2.37 euros) and above the benchmark for 2019 of 3.15 euros. Of this amount, the health insurance funds actually spent 0.77 euros in hospitals and nursing homes, i.e. for health promotion in care. In the last ten years, the health insurance companies have been able to win over more and more companies for health promotion and prevention measures. In 2019, 23,221 businesses could be reached directly. This corresponds to an increase of 19% compared to the previous year. As in previous years, health promotion measures were most frequently carried out in the manufacturing sector. Here the employees are often exposed to great physical strain, which is why initiatives to reduce and compensate for these strains are necessary
In 2019, the health insurance companies were able to reach 2.3 million employees directly; 8% of the companies had a high proportion of “unskilled” employees. In these companies, it can be assumed that there will be an increased demand for WHP.
H-WORK enters its implementation phase
In September 2020, the HORIZON2020 H-WORK project "Multilevel interventions to promote mental health in SMEs and public workplaces" is officially entering its implementation phase: the needs analysis. In a recently published article you can get a full description of the concept and methodology of the project.