IOSH was among organisations which came together at the ENETOSH and EU-OSHA ‘Strategies to promote good physical health in education’ workshop. The Institution was represented by Advice and Practice Application Manager Judith McNulty-Green. Here, Judith feeds back on the discussion.
The event contributed to the EU-OSHA Healthy workplaces: Lighten the Load 2020 – 2022 campaign and in particular its priority area of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) and future generations, which is running from May until August 2022.
Things learned or reminded about
- Prevention for a lifetime
Foundations and attitudes to health and safety are developed and consolidated in childhood and adolescence. So, how can we ensure that young people are receiving the right messages around OSH? How can we ensure that education does not in fact exacerbate health, including MSDs? Schools have an educational mission, not a health or OSH mission: so how can we engage within their priorities and achieve school leadership commitment?
- EU-OSHA publications
- Schools for Health in Europe publications
- A whole school approach is needed
- There are case studies from across the globe to a whole school approach to sustainability: exemplary practices from around the world
- Inner development goals
Those skills and qualities that will help us live sustainable & productive lives
For more information on the event, check out EU-OSHA’s report here.