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Getting Health & Safety Across Europe H&S@work

H&S at work deserves a prominent place on the EU policies agenda. Safety at work is one of the most urgent topic for the protection of workers, to increase quality and welfare of the SMEs, their competitiveness and growth. Accidents at work that continue to occur though compliance with rules: there is a need to enhance the safety culture in people. This is why since 2003 on the territory of Livorno (IT),the Province of Livorno (P1) and Provincia di Livorno Sviluppo (P2) worked together to promote training/information/awareness and dissemination of good practices on the theme yearly launched by EU Agency. Since 2005 this became a yearly program promoted by the local bodies responsible of the protection and safety at work, with social partners, Health Care local agency,equality bodies and structures of VET together in the "Permanent consultation Table". The actions carried out were: training/information activities/awareness and dissemination targeted to workers/employers/students and teachers/civil society. All those activities and all the products realized by P1 and P2 are very precious for other organizations and Arsel Liguria (P0) that in partnerships with P1 and P2 for other EU Programmes decided to transfer this important results: “H&S@Work” transferred the system created by P1 and P2 to other EU Countries,updating and enriching it with innovative contents from the other countries. The provincial program had been analyzed and implemented thanks to UK/IT/DK and transferred to other 2 IT partners,PL and FR: P1 and P2 broght their experience and capacity to ensure the holding of shares; UK/ DK offered their expertise in safety and the ability to dialogue with SMEs and associations, dissemination capability in networks; PL/FR/2 IT offered the guarantees of the piloting with their experience in training and development system with the acquired practices.The results/products:Committees of parties involved in local security; social networks for peer learning; protocol between local actors;training courses; multilingual information/promotional products, one “H&S@Work project Day”. The target:young people entering in the labor market/women/immigrants. The impact had been in terms of planning of actions for prevention and safety in the areas through partner networks and the tools tested with the project. At the end 500 public/private companies and 3000 workers were made aware, 300 people involved in guidance activity, 120 workers trained.
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