Real safety culture for celebrating the World Day for #OSH

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Today, April 28th, is celebrated -as every year since 2003- the World Day for Safety and Health at Work. This year´s edition is about the desired concept of safety culture. “Join in building a culture of prevention on Occupational Safety and Health” is the official motto of the 2015 World Day for #OSH [1]

By chance of the calendar, today I also performed the last scheduled presentation for this year of the “safety culture from school” project [2]. It was at “Maestro Don Pedro Orós” School, in Movera (Zaragoza).

It comes to my mind very few ways to promote the safety culture better than disseminating the message throughout students since their school years. They will be the workers, teachers, doctors, mothers and fathers, employers, judges, leaders in the next years. The “safety culture from school” project is my modest contribution, in indispensable collaboration with the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work.

As said, today´s presentation at “Maestro Don Pedro Orós” School in Movera, was the last presentation scheduled in this edition of the initiative. When we launched the “safety culture from school” project early this year, neither the Agency nor me established any specific goal to reach. However, in practice, the initiative attracted the attention of more educational centres than we could cover, including schools from a number of Spanish regions and even other European States (France and Portugal). In addition, in a collateral way, it generated the interest in several professional circles.

At the end, we performed presentations for 444 students in five schools:

  • CEIP Antonio Beltrán Martínez, Zaragoza – January 23, 2015;
  • I.E.S. Monserrat Miró i Vilá, Montcada i Reixac – Barcelona – February 2/6, 2015.
  • Salesians Terrassa – Barcelona – February 26, 2015.
  • “Valle de Benasque” High School – Benasque, Huesca – March 27, 2015
  • “Maestro Don Pedro Orós” School – Movera (Zaragoza) – April 27 – 28, 2015.

Nevertheless, all these good figures are just a part amongst all that I received in turn. The greatest satisfaction is their smile.

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So, many thanks to those making possible the project: students from the schools, teachers and staff from the centres and the European Agency EU-OSHA (namely Marta, Birgit and Miren).

References:
[1] UNITED NATIONS. 28 Apr 2015. World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2015. http://www.un.org/en/events/safeworkday/. Consulted 28 Apr 2015.
[2] ARAGON VALLEY. 8 Jan 2015. Project: “safety culture from school”. http://www.aragonvalley.com/en/project-safety-culture-from-school/. Consulted 28 Apr 2015.

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