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My last post in Prevención Integral -the site by the Specific Research Centre for the Improvement and Innovation at Companies (CERpIE) of the Technical University of Catalunya- is entitled “La #PRL en los próximos años según tres indicios macro-preventivos” (#OSH in the next years according to three macro-preventive indicators)  and is, in practice, a collection of three strategical-driven sources at European level providing a number of signs about the main actions in Europe in the next five years -until 2020- in the field of occupational safety and health.
Since these three sources unveil the main strategical approaches at European level, I use the term “macro-prevention”. As in the case of macro-economy, these processes will take time until becoming into real measures in the small and medium enterprises and the work of most of citizens.
The three sources referred in the PI&ORP´s article are:
- Two EU-OSHA´s reports. One 2013 report titled Priorities for occupational safety and health research in Europe: 2013-2020  and other published in 2014 titled Scoping study for a foresight on new and emerging occupational safety and health (OSH) risks and challenges ;
- The EU Strategic Framework on Health and Safety at Work 2014-2020 released in mid 2014 by the European Commission ;
- The EU-OSHA´s “Healthy workplaces” campaigns .
The three sources have in common that, throughout its content, appear reiteratedly a number factors affecting the performance of OSH in the next years, namely:
- Demographic change and healthy workplaces approaches for a sustainable development;
- the impact of the information and communication technology and emerging risks on the work and the occupational safety and health;
- the impact of globalization and new models of work organization on the safety and health.
Some factors -like “healthy workplaces”, the technology or the sustainable development- are now materializing in specific actions within the organizations, although we are just in the early stages of such approaches. So, these are some interesting and thriving fields from the professional point of view.
Notice: the original article in the CERPiE-Technical University of Catalunya´s site Prevención Integral to which I refer in this post is, at the moment, the last article I will write in the site. We will meet around here… and there… :-)
References:  MAIRAL, DAVID. 28 Apr 2015. La #PRL en los próximos años según tres indicios macro-preventivos. Prevención Integral. http://www.prevencionintegral.com/comunidad/blog/aragon-valley/2015/04/27/prl-en-proximos-anos-segun-tres-indicios-macro-preventivos. Consulted 4 May 2015.  EUROPEAN AGENCY FOR SAFETY AND HEALTH AT WORK. 2013. Priorities for occupational safety and health research in Europe: 2013-2020. https://osha.europa.eu/en/publications/reports/priorities-for-occupational-safety-and-health-research-in-europe-2013-2020. Consulted 27 Apr 2015  EUROPEAN AGENCY FOR SAFETY AND HEALTH AT WORK. 16 sept 2014. Scoping study for a foresight on new and emerging occupational safety and health (OSH) risks and challenges. https://osha.europa.eu/es/teaser/scoping-ahead-for-new-osh-risks-and-challenges. Consulted 27 Apr 2015.  EUROPEAN COMMISSION. 6 Jun 2014. EU Strategic Framework on Health and Safety at Work 2014-2020. http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:52014DC0332. Consulted 4 May 2015.  EUROPEAN AGENCY FOR SAFETY AND HEALTH AT WORK. November 2013. Healthy workplaces manage stress. https://www.healthy-workplaces.eu/en?set_language=en. Consulted 5 May 2015.  ARAGON VALLEY. 19 Sept 2014. The professional specialization in occupational safety and health in the coming years. http://www.aragonvalley.com/en/professional-specialization-occupational-safety-health/. Consulted 6 May 2015.  ARAGON VALLEY. 16 Jun 2013. El envejecimiento de la población es asimilado en Europa al problema del cambio climático. http://www.aragonvalley.com/el-envejecimiento-de-la-poblacion-es-asimilado-en-europa-al-problema-del-cambio-climatico/. Consulted 6 May 2015.  ARAGON VALLEY. 29 May 2013. Liderazgo y participación para gestionar la diversidad cultural en las empresas. http://www.aragonvalley.com/liderazgo-y-participacion-para-gestionar-la-diversidad-cultura-en-las-empresas/. Consulted 6 May 2015.  ARAGON VALLEY. 8 Apr 2014. Stress and psychosocial risks in the new 2014-15 EU-OSHA´s Healthy Workplaces Campaign. http://www.aragonvalley.com/en/stress-psychosocial-risks-2014-15-eu-osha-healthy-workplaces-campaign/. Consulted 6 May 2015.  ARAGON VALLEY. 24 Mar 2015. In Europe, the gender equality is a question of justice…. and survival. http://www.aragonvalley.com/en/europe-gender-equality-matter-of-justice-survival/. Consulted 6 May 2015.