The annual European Health and Safety Week will take place between 25th and 29th October with the theme of maintenance work. It will form the centrepiece of a two-year campaign by the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA), the second to be extended beyond twelve months, which aims to reduce the number of accidents caused by maintenance-related factors, estimated to be 20% of the total at the moment. Not only poorly carried out repair and replacement procedures but the avoidance of any maintenance by an employer can endanger workers. Campaign activities will include conferences, seminars, training sessions and inspections and partner companies such as Pirelli and Toyota will promote good practice.
OSHA Director Takala, Commissioner Andor & friend launch the campaign