European workers are ageing. By 2030, workers aged over 55 are expected to make up 30% or more of the total workforce in many EU countries. This creates challenges for employees, employers and businesses.
The Healthy Workplaces Campaign 2016-17 entitled ‘Healthy Workplaces for All Ages’, is organised by the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA). It is also endorsed in Malta by the National Focal Point within the Occupational Health and Safety Authority (OHSA).
Its overall aim is to help workers, managers and employers recognise and manage the challenges of an ageing workforce, focusing not on one age group, but on workers of all ages. It also highlights the importance of using a life-course approach. Fostering healthy working practices in young workers and developing good working conditions promotes sustainable work throughout their working lives and ensures healthy ageing.
Learn more about the campaign and how to participate here.
Watch the new NAPO film “Napo in...Back to a healthy future” here.