EU-OSHA Campaign Partner Benchmarking Event

In the context of the “Healthy Workplaces Campaign 2014-2015” a partnership meeting about “Leadership training and OSH competence of all responsible actors” was held on 2th of July 2014 in Amsterdam.

There were about 60 participants at this meeting organised and hosted by Heineken. FEES as an official campaign partner was represented by R. Hoftijzer, treasurer of the Federation of the European Ergonomics Societies.Healthy Workplaces Manage Stress

After the opening by Herbert Schilthuis, Global Health & Safety Director of Heineken, there was a presentation of Dr. Christa Sedlatschek, EU-agency OSHA director, about the new EU-OSHA campaign 2014-2015 “Healthy workplaces Manage Stress”. There were also two presentation about the Heineken leadership program on OSH.

After the break there were several presentations about “Winning through safety panel”. The subjects were:

  • Leadership drives safety behaviours
  • Leader as safety role model
  • Safety competence in Heineken
  • Work stress –best practices.

The last session was about “OHS competences and Leadership training – Best practices panel”. There several presentation about:

  • The case of Toyota by Patrick Hertsenberg, Managing Director of Toyota Nederland
  • The case of Delphi by Fernando Lopes, Manager of Delphi Powertrain EH&S
  • The case of Baxter by Andrew Bowers, EHS and sustainability Director Baxter
  • The case of European Virtual Institute for Integrated Risk Management by Oliver Salvi, General Manager
  • The case of Ideal Standard by David Tjong, EHS Director Ideal Standard

This partnership meeting shows what companies can do to promote H&S at work with the possibility to understand the role of ergonomics in the reduction of work-related stress.