OSH e-guides for an ageing workforce
Development of an online multilingual e-guide to support companies in occupational safety and health (OSH) management in the context of an ageing workforce (2015-2016)
Client: EU-OSHA (Occupational Health and Safety Agency)
The overall objective of the project was to develop an interactive, engaging and innovative online e-guide that provides workplaces of all sizes with information and support for OSH management in the context of an ageing workforce. The e-guide raises awareness and provides evidence-based information (at EU and national level) related to the ageing of the workforce, the ageing process and its implications at the workplace. Moreover, it stresses the benefits of prevention for all, throughout the whole working life and provides practical guidance, instruments, tools and examples for the target groups on how to deal with challenges and common concerns related to the ageing of the workforce. Target audiences are employers, HR managers, OSH professionals and workers. The content of the e-guide is tailored to the needs and characteristics of each of these groups.
In total, 31 national versions of the e-guide were developed, covering each of the 28 Member States, Iceland, Norway and Switzerland. The national versions were developed in the official national languages, and administrative, cultural and general language differences between territories and countries that use the same language were taken into account. In total, the e-guide was translated into 26 different languages. The national versions of the e-guide were then validated by national OSH experts/practitioners.
The master version of the e-guide was launched in April by EU-OSHA as part of their wider 2016-17 campaign on ‘Healthy Workplaces for All Ages’. The national versions were launched during summer 2016.