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Health and Safety in Foundation’s work 9 May 2007 . Sara Riso Information Liaison Officer, Working Conditions, European Foundation. Monitoring instruments . European Working Conditions Survey (EWCS) :

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health and safety in foundation s work 9 may 2007
Health and Safety in Foundation’s work9 May 2007

Sara Riso

Information Liaison Officer, Working Conditions, European Foundation

monitoring instruments
Monitoring instruments
  • European Working Conditions Survey (EWCS):

Track situation, trends in working conditions and how workers perceive their working environment at European level

work-related health outcomes, exposure to physical and psychological risks, impact of work organisation on health, work- related leaves, information on workplace risks

  • EWCO (European Working Conditions Observatory): Comparative analysis, articles, survey data reports, annual review
  • EMCC (European Monitoring Centre on Change):

 Stakeholder Enquiry Service (SES)

  • EIRO (European Industrial Relations Observatory):Thematic and sectoral analyses, news and feature articles, comparative analysis, annual review
european working conditions survey
European Working Conditions Survey
  • Geographical coverage (31 European Countries)
  • 29680 workers interviewed, random walk, face to face interviews in people’s homes
  • Fieldwork, Sep-Nov 2005
  • Revised questionnaire developed with the support of an expert questionnaire development group.
  • 100+ questions and sub-questions
  • Broad thematic coverage: Working time, physical / psychosocial risks, work organisation, work satisfaction, work-related health outcomes / absenteeism, non-work activities (domestic care, education etc)….
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Main findings (Health & Safety)

  • Workers in the new Member States report significantly higher risk levels than those in the EU 15
  • Physical and psychological risk factors of work have not reduced substantially
  • Clear correlation between long and irregular working hours and increased work-related health problems
exposure to physical risks stable or on the increase
Exposure to physical risks stable or on the increase

most reported risks - exposure to ¼ and more of the time

exposure ergonomic risk factors by sector occupation

Construction

Agriculture and fishing

Blue collar

Hotels and restaurants

Manufacture and mining

Electricity, gas and water supply

Other services

Wholesale and retail trade

Transport and communication

Education and health

White collar

Public administration and defence

Real estate

Financial interm.

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Exposure ergonomic risk factors by sector / occupation
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Secondary analysis and ad-hoc reports

  • Sectoral perspective on working conditions
  • Accent on exposure and health outcomes
  • Description of sector by gender, age, education and employment status
  • Upon request, customised reports on ad-hoc themes drawing conclusions from existing sources and looking into survey data
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European Working Conditions Observatory

  • EU and country level articles (browse by country, sector and theme) – www.eurofound.europa.eu/ewco
  • Comparative analysis: MSDs and organisational changes (to be published shortly on the web)
  • Comparative analysis: Correlation between OHS / working conditions and social dialogue (sectoral context also taken into account)
  • Annual review 2006/07: legislative and policy developments and trends in working conditions (from external sources)
stakeholder enquiry service ses
Stakeholder Enquiry Service (SES)
  • What is it?
    • Customer oriented rapid-response research tool
    • 4/5 month turn around
  • Who is it for?
    • EF stakeholders (EU institutions, SPs, Gvts)
  • Is it free?
    • Yes - € 30.000 ceiling
  • What are the criteria for applying?
    • European impact of research question, useful to parties beyond the requesting organisation/s
stakeholder enquiry service ses1
Stakeholder Enquiry Service (SES)

How does it work?

Draw up specifications

together with EMCC

Tender is

launched

Final report

is produced in

5 months

Identify issue

to be researched

& submit request

EMCC

manages project

in consultation

stakeholder enquiry service ses2
Stakeholder Enquiry Service (SES)

Gender equality innovative measures in the transport industry

Request

European Transport Workers’ Federation (2007)

On-going

Create case study database of innovative

measures to improve gender equality in

the workplace

Aim

Countries

Croatia

France

Hungary

Italy

Spain

The Netherlands

United Kingdom

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WHO to contact?
  • EWCO: Sara Riso, Information Liaison Officer, sri@eurofound.europa.eu

Web: www.eurofound.europa.eu/ewco

  • Stakeholder Enquiry Service (SES): Xabier Irastorza, research officer,xir@eurofound.europa.eu

Web: www.eurofound.europa.eu/emcc/

  • EIRO: Camilla Galli da Bino, Information Liaison Officer, gdb@eurofound.europa.eu

Web: www.eurofound.europa.eu/eiro