Ten EU Companies Win Good Practice Awards

EU-OSHA announced them during an April 29 small business and workplace safety conference.

Ten companies have won top awards in the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA)'s 11th edition of the Good Practice Awards as the best examples of cooperation of managers and employees on risk prevention. EU-OSHA reports several hundred companies of all sizes from 29 countries in the European Union and beyond competed this year. The agency announced the winners during a small business safety conference in Dublin.

This was the first time EU-OSHA gave joint awards to managers and workers.

"The benefits of good occupational health and safety policies are still not always recognized at the individual company level in Europe, and especially among micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises," said Dr. Christa Sedlatschek, EU-OSHA's director. "This competition proved that it is possible that even a company with only seven employees can have innovative prevention solutions, as was the case with one of the Spanish award winners."

"We would like to show that ideas and concepts developed by the winners of the Good Practice Award can be adapted across different industries and member states and in organizations of different types and sizes," added László Andor, commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion. "Taking stock of innovative solutions and best practices in Europe should also help us in the effort to further develop health and safety policies for the future."

The winning companies are:

  • voestalpine Rotec Group (Austria) for establishing a health and safety standard across different countries
  • Atlantica Leisure Group Ltd (Cyprus) for minimizing accidents in the hotel industry
  • Rigshospitalet (Denmark) for improving the working environment in a large hospital
  • Oy SKF Ab, Muurame factory (Finland) for increasing staff well-being at a technology company
  • ArbeitsschutzPartnerschaft Hamburg (Germany) for finding health and safety solutions for companies in Hamburg
  • West Offaly Dairy Discussion Group (Ireland) for reducing hazards on dairy farms
  • Wehkamp.nl/Gezond Transport/EVO (Netherlands) for raising safety awareness among forklift truck drivers
  • SONAE (Portugal) for involving workers and managers in risk prevention at a retail group
  • PROTÓN ELECTRÓNICA SLU (Spain) for developing a risk prevention model for small companies
  • Tofaş Türk Otomobil Fabrikası A.Ş (Turkey) for reducing accidents in automobile production

EU-OSHA also commended companies in Austria, Finland, France, Greece, Ireland, Norway, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, and the United Kingdom for their programs.

Download Center

HTML - No Current Item Deck
  • Safety Management Software - Free Demo

    IndustrySafe Safety Software’s comprehensive suite of modules help organizations to record and manage incidents, inspections, hazards, behavior based safety observations, and much more. Improve safety with an easy to use tool for tracking, notifying and reporting on key safety data.

  • Create Flexible Safety Dashboards

    IndustrySafe’s Dashboard Module allows organizations allows you to easily create and view safety KPIs to help you make informed business decisions. Our best of breed default indicators can also save you valuable time and effort in monitoring safety metrics.

  • Schedule and Record Observations

    IndustrySafe's Observations module allows managers, supervisors, and employees to conduct observations on employees involved in safety critical behavior. IndustrySafe’s pre-built BBS checklists may be used as is, or can be customized to better suit the needs of your organization.

  • Why Is Near Miss Reporting Important?

    A near miss is an accident that's waiting to happen. Learn how to investigate these close calls and prevent more serious incidents from occurring in the future.

  • Get the Ultimate Guide to Safety Training

    When it comes to safety training, no matter the industry, there are always questions regarding requirements and certifications. We’ve put together a guide on key safety training topics, requirements for certifications, and answers to common FAQs.

  • Industry Safe
comments powered by Disqus

OH&S Digital Edition

  • OHS Magazine Digital Edition - June 2019

    June 2019

    Featuring:

    • ASSP SAFETY 2019 PREVIEW
      New Orleans Networking
    • NATION SAFETY MONTH
      Heed These Summer Safety Tips
    • TRAINING
      Education, Skill Development, and Behavior Change
    • SAFETY MANAGEMENT
      What Good Looks Like
    View This Issue

Bulwark Quiz