Workers and employers need to be made aware of the risks that they face, and how to manage them. But health and safety bodies in the individual EU Member States cannot do this alone. That is why the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work was set up, in 1996.Our mission is to make Europe`s workplaces safer, healthier and more productive. We do this by bringing together and sharing knowledge and information, to promote a culture of risk prevention. Located in Bilbao, Spain, we have a dedicated staff of occupational safety and health (OSH), communication and administrative specialists. At the national level, we are represented through a network of focal points, which are usually the lead OSH bodies in the individual Member States. The Agency is a tripartite organisation, this means that we work with governments, employers and workers representatives. We are a single reference point for OSH information.
- Business Type:
- Government agency
- Industry Type:
- Health and Safety
- Market Focus:
- Internationally (various countries)
The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) is committed to making Europe a safer, healthier and more productive place to work. We promote a culture of risk prevention to improve working conditions in Europe.
What we do
We raise awareness and disseminate information on the importance of worker’s health and safety for European social and economic stability and growth.
We design and develop hands-on instruments for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises to help them assess their workplace risks, share knowledge and good practices on safety and health within their reach and beyond.
We work side-by-side with governments, employers’ and workers’ organisations, EU bodies and networks, and private companies. Our voice is multiplied by occupational safety and health network represented by a dedicated focal point in all EU Member States, EFTA countries and candidate and potential candidate countries.
We identify and assess new and emerging risks at work, and mainstream occupational safety and health into other policy areas such as education, public health and research.
The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work presents for the fourth year the Healthy Workplaces Film Award with a prize money of € 8 000 at DOK Leipzig.
Documentary films competing for the Healthy Workplaces Film Award will be nominated by the festival management from the films selected for the official programme of DOK Leipzig. As an added reward, 1,000 copies of the winning film will also be produced in a selection of 8 EU languages by EU-OSHA and distributed across Europe. Directors are invited to submit their films by 10 July 2012.
Information on rules and regulations on the website of the International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film
- Film criteria
The film should deal with risks that people face at their workplace (such as physical, chemical, mechanical or psychosocial risks). It could also deal with workers' rights, workplace health and safety or the effects of political and economic change on the way we work. Another focus could be on sectors playing an important part in the economic, cultural and political life in Europe (i.e. Education, agriculture, construction, health care); or on groups facing particular challenges, such as migrant workers, women, disabled workers, young workers and ageing workers.
The Healthy Workplaces Film Award is given to an authored creative and artistic documentary, fostering debate and discussion among European citizens on the importance of safety and health at work. The film should have a specific point of view that convinces the jury by its compelling storytelling, strong characters and excellent filmmaking skills regarding camera work, sound and montage.
The winner of the Healthy Workplaces Film Award shall grant EU-OSHA the right, free of charge, to
- Place a trailer or an excerpt of the winning film of up to five minutes and stills (pictures) on the EU-OSHA website, in press releases or in the EU-OSHA newsletter.
- Show and present the trailer or the winning film in its entirety at non-public and non-commercial events organised by EU-OSHA and its network of Focal Points in EU 27, EEA, and candidate and potential candidate countries.
- Produce 1,000 dvds including subtitles in a selection of European languages of the winning film and to grant EU-OSHA the non-exclusive, non-commercial and non-theatrical license right to distribute the dvds in the above mentioned network and to other official partners.
In return, the rights for the subtitles can be obtained by the filmmaker/rights holder of the winning film free of charge for further use. Among the 1,000 dvds produced, 200 will be reserved for the filmmaker/rights holder for their own promotion needs. Further details shall be discussed between EU-OSHA and the award winner.