Win Gold for Cost Effective Safety: EU-OSHA Explains
The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) has called for an increase in workplace health and safety awareness, despite the difficult economic times. An annual report from EU-OSHA encourages readers to devote time and resources to making health and safety an investment, not a cost.
EU-OSHA director Dr. Christa Sedlatschek realizes companies are facing economic pressure to cut back on health and safety measures, stating, “For many companies, simply surviving in business has become their main focus. Organizations need to remember, though, that good workplace health and safety is vital, not only for ethical reasons, but also for economic competitiveness.”
One area in which the awareness and efforts of health and safety was evident was during the construction of many of the Olympic sites and during the games themselves. The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) praised the efforts of the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA), the public body responsible for developing and building the venues for the 2012 Olympic Games.…