The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work has published three
factsheets to help teachers and other staff in the education sector minimise
the risk of violence and other health hazards.
The three factsheets include:
- Prevention of violence to staff in the education sector (No. 47): Describes
the principal causes of violence against staff and the main steps organizations
need to take to assess and minimise the risks. It includes a checklist of
issues that should be considered when formulating a plan, such as the design of
the premises, behavioural strategies and administrative controls.
- Occupational health and safety in the education sector (No. 46): Highlights
the main risks, such as bullying, stress and slips, and the procedures required
to control them, including risk assessments. Five of the most common hazards
are also identified for action, including the risks of falls, poorly maintained
floor surfaces and the need to mark transparent glass to prevent injuries from
- Management of occupational safety and health in the education sector (No.
45): Provides a framework for evaluating and assessing the risks, from
identifying the most vulnerable people and situations to allocating
responsibility for managing the risks and monitoring progress. There is also an
overview of EC legislation governing safety and health in education, including
employers' and employees' legal responsibilities.
The Agency has also produced a special Web feature providing more in-depth
guidance, case studies of good practice and links to organizations offering
relevant information and health and safety advice. It also includes an on-line
forum for discussing key issues.
AplusA-online.de - Source: European Agency for Safety and Health at Work