26/01/2017

EU-OSHA launches visualisation tool on safety and health of Europe's ageing workforce

By 2040, almost 27 % of the EU's population is expected to be over the age of
65 (Eurostat 2014). This has serious implications for workers, employers and
society as a whole. The objectives of the three-year project, carried out by
the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) at the request of
the European Parliament, were to examine the safety and health of older workers
and to identify ways of ensuring sustainable work. Among other things, the
project highlighted examples of workplace safety and health strategies that
consider workforce ageing, and the drivers and barriers to the implementation
of such strategies. The results aim to inform policy development in this area.

The multilingual visualisation tool allows easy and quick access to the
results. Five interactive dashboards, featuring graphs with facts and figures,
allow users to explore the key issues and compare country-specific and EU-wide
demographics. Users can also examine the existing policies, strategies and
programmes of EU Member States, and compare policy development and approaches
in different European countries. Country profiles provide an at-a-glance visual
summary of the situation in 31 European countries, with links to more detailed
information on each country.

In addition, in-depth reviews, reports and case studies on rehabilitation and
return-to-work strategies are also now available. For example, the project
examined the specific issues facing women in the context of an ageing
workforce, and these findings, along with their implications for policy
development, are summarised in a research review.

A final overview report combines all of the project's findings and discusses
their policy relevance. The information sheet accompanying the report
summarises the key points. All of these products, aiming to inform
policy-makers and the occupational safety and health community, are now
available online.


Check out the visualisation tool 


AplusA-online.de - Source: European Agency for Safety and Health at Work - EU-OSHA