Ceratizit Luxembourg, Syndicat intercommunal CNI Syrdall Schwemm, Cocottes, and Sodexo Luxembourg were the winners of the occupational safety and health prize. The prize aims to recognize innovative initiatives that promote workplace safety, health, and well-being. Their projects were recognised during the forum and each received a cheque of €5,000.
The projects of the four winners tackle different topics, from work-related physical diseases to e-learning:
· “Take care” is Ceratizit’s way to help prevent employees from developing musculoskeletal disorders by evaluating work situations using ergonomic rating tools. The evaluations guide the engineering group when buying new machines or designing workstations.
· Cocottes has developed an all-around approach to raise awareness of safety issues and improve well-being at work. The strategy includes acquiring new work equipment to reduce repetitive movements, trainings, and regular reviews.
· Syrdall Schwëmm has a new e-learning tool. It provides employees with safety instructions and can also be used for general in-house trainings.
· Sodexo’s project includes the involvement of relatives, family and friends. It highlights the idea that workplace security is important for employees and for the people who care about them.
Voting for the public choice prize remains open until 30 November. More information can be found here.
In addition, the Vision Zero strategy to prevent work-related accidents was presented at the forum, which also featured exhibitors and workshops. The goal of the strategy is to have zero deaths and zero serious injuries in the workplace.
Luxembourg’s Association d’assurance accident (AAA) reported that in 2021, there was a total of 16,540 workplace incidents, 1,125 more than in 2020: 2,589 were related to commuting; 239 were work-related illnesses.