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EVALUATION OF THE

EVALUATION OF THE EUROPEAN STRATEGY ON SAFETY AND HEALTH AT WORK 2007-201297› Conclusion ong>ofong> a framework agreement on ong>theong> prevention ong>ofong> health risks in ong>theong>hairdressing sector (2009)› Setting up ong>ofong> a working group on risk assessment in ong>theong> live performancesector (2009)› Review ong>ofong> existing knowledge and best practices regarding well-being in ong>theong>telecommunications sector (2010)› Charter and guidelines for a just culture in aviation (2009)› Production ong>ofong> a guide for a health and safety management system for ong>theong>construction sector (2010).› Review ong>ofong> trends in ong>theong> causes ong>ofong> accidents in ong>theong> extractive industry sectorand promoting relevant guidelines and best practices.› Agreement on ong>theong> implementation ong>ofong> ILO Convention 188 on Work in Fishing(2012)The European sectoral social dialogue has thus been very active over ong>theong> past 5years. However, ong>theong> extent to which this work can be attributed to ong>theong> Europeanong>strategyong> can be questioned. This work would have been carried out, wheong>theong>r ong>theong>Strategy “invited” it or not.The link made in ong>theong> Strategy between ong>theong> actions ong>ofong> ong>theong> EU sectoral socialpartners and ong>theong> greater involvement ong>ofong> workers’ representatives in ong>theong>management ong>ofong> occupational risks is unclear and ong>theong> European social partnersgenerally consider this part ong>ofong> ong>theong> European ong>strategyong> to be vaguely formulated. As abipartite process, ong>theong> EU sectoral social dialogue gives, by essence, an equal role toemployers’ and workers’ representatives.The lack ong>ofong> more specific and engaging actions in ong>theong> Strategy in relation to ong>theong>sectoral social dialogue might illustrate ong>theong> limited connection between ong>theong>initiatives taken by ong>theong> EU sectoral associations and ong>theong> rest ong>ofong> EU OSH activitiesimplemented within ong>theong> ACSH and SLIC.4.4.4 Summary ong>ofong> findings on objective 3: Promotion ong>ofong> apreventive cultureThe table below lists ong>theong> key areas and actions put forward in ong>theong> ong>strategyong> andprovides a short assessment as to ong>theong>ir fulfilment.http://projects.cowiportal.com/ps/A019055/Documents/3 Project documents/Interim and final report/Final report October 2012/OSH ong>evaluationong>-report_Final_submitted 14 March2013.docx

98 EVALUATION OF THE EUREVALUATION OF THE EUROPEAN STRATEGY ON SAFETY AND HEALTH AT WORK 2007-201298Table 4-19Implementation ong>ofong> Objective on promoting a preventive cultureArea Action Stakeholder AssessmentMainstreamingong>ofong> OSH intotrainingpoliciesReview extent to which MS haveincorporated OSH into training policiesEU-OSHA/ASCH/CommissionFulfilled by EU-OSHA but notfollowed up by ASCH / CommissionMake wider use ong>ofong> Social Fund MS Partly fulfilled but requiresprogramming effortHealthpromotionEnabling enterprises / SMEs to be giventechnical adviseMSFulfilledCollect and disseminate information tosupport health promotion campaignsEU-OSHAFulfilled (over-fulfilled - collectedinfo and did (small-scale)campaigns)Examine effect ong>ofong> health promotioncampaignsEurong>ofong>oundNot fulfilled, but no larger scalecampaigns to evaluate and notwithin normal area ong>ofong> work forEurong>ofong>oundSectoralawarenessraisingSectoral awareness raising campaignstargeted at SMEsPromote management ong>ofong> OSH throughexchange ong>ofong> experience and goodpractises aimed at specific sectorsEU-OSHAEU-OSHAFulfilledFulfilledDraw up initiatives in context ong>ofong> sectoralsocial dialogueEU SocialpartnersPartly fulfilled but not due toong>strategyong>Ensure that workers' representatives aregiven are greater coordinating role in ong>theong>systematic management ong>ofong> occupationalrisksEU SocialpartnersPartly fulfilled but not due toong>strategyong>Overall, ong>theong>re has been an effective implementation ong>ofong> this area ong>ofong> ong>theong> ong>strategyong> withong>theong> exception ong>ofong> ong>theong> area ong>ofong> mainstreaming OSH into training policies, where ong>theong>rehas been a lack ong>ofong> action at ong>theong> EU level from ong>theong> ASCH and ong>theong> Commission.EU-OSHA has been a powerful actor in implementing awareness raising activitiesand has effectively contributed to ong>theong> achievement ong>ofong> this ong>strategyong> objective.However, ong>theong>re are concerns about ong>theong> extent to which ong>theong> messages and toolsdeveloped by EU-OSHA are reaching ong>theong> end-audiences in ong>theong> individualcompanies and institutions in ong>theong> Member States and are being used to ong>theong>ir fullpotential.Sectoral social partners have been very active under ong>theong> auspices ong>ofong> ong>theong> sectoralsocial dialogue, however, it is doubtful wheong>theong>r ong>theong>se actions can be ascribed to ong>theong>ong>strategyong> and ong>theong>re seems to be limited connectivity between ong>theong> dialogue at ong>theong>level ong>ofong> ong>theong> ACSH and ong>theong> sectoral social dialogue.There is a level ong>ofong> overlap between ong>theong> actions mentioned under this objective andong>theong> actions mentioned under objective 1 on better implementation ong>ofong> legislation.http://projects.cowiportal.com/ps/A019055/Documents/3 Project documents/Interim and final report/Final report October 2012/OSH ong>evaluationong>report_Final_submitted14 March 2013.docx

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