Integration into current OSH and education policies at international and national levels is a prerequisite for successful integration of safety and health in education. Integration is successful when it contributes to high quality education in good, healthy places of learning and sustainable prevention.
On the international political stage, ENETOSH is represented in the Global Coalition for Safety and Health at Work, coordinated by the International Labour Organisation (ILO): https://www.ilo.org/global/topics/safety-and-health-at-work/programmes-projects/WCMS_740999/lang--en/index.htm ; in the European context, ENETOSH works closely with the social partners in the education sector: the European Trade Union Committee for Education (ETUCE) https://www.csee-etuce.org/en/ and the European Federation of Education Employers (EFEE) https://educationemployers.eu/de/ .
At the national level, the working group has set itself the following tasks: (1) identify existing national OSH and education networks and (2) request reports on national OSH and education strategies, most recently from Croatia and Portugal.
At both the international and national levels, it is of utmost importance to engage stakeholders from the education sector in particular. Without the active involvement of these stakeholders, the mainstreaming of safety and health in education will come to nothing.
The core members of this working group are: Dr. Vinka Longin Peš, Croatian Health Insurance Fund; Selçuk Yaşar, Ministry of Labour and Social Security, Turkey; Paula Cristina Oliveira de Sousa, Authority for Working Conditions (ACT), Portugal and Dr Ulrike Bollmann, Institute for Work and Health of the DGUV.
Please find the following documents on the work of the Tasforce here (in PDF format):