Absenteeism in the Construction Industry due to Musculoskeletal Disorders and Recommendations for the Implementation of Workplace Health Promotion BUILD HEALTHILY!Back To Map
Project terrain pilot activities carried out in Slovenia with the intention of reducing musculoskeletal disorders in the construction industry among construction workers.
Since 2011, Slovenian legislation has been clearly imposing on employers the obligations to plan and implement workplace health promotion activities as part of the company’s Safety Statement with a Risk Assessment drafted for each work position. In 2015, the Slovenian Ministry of Health issued the first guidelines for the implementation of workplace health promotion. Based on the company’s needs assessment, firstly an analysis of sick leave and the employees’ needs should be carried out. This forms a basis for the creation of a health promotion plan that should include topics selected according to company specifics as well as detailed measures and workplace health promotion activities for the target group of employees.
National sectoral social partners (SDGD -coordinator+ CCIS CCBMIS-partner) + OSH chamber (partner)
AWARENSS RAISING CAMPAIGN AMONG CONSTRUCTION STAKEHOLDERS
SECTORAL REPORT IN SLO AND EN LANGUAGE ON THIS OSH ISSUE
10 INTENSE TERRAIN WORKSHOPS
ACQUISITION OF OSH SKILLS
STUDY OF BEST PREVENTIONS APPROACH
The aim of the BUILD HEALTHILY project was to encourage employees of the construction industry to undertake small steps in preventive measures for improving their health and ensuring healthier workplaces. The focus lied on preventive measures for musculoskeletal disorders. Not all disorders can be prevented and it is also not likely that they will soon be recognized as occupational diseases due to their limited occurrence. This is why it is necessary to undertake a proactive approach to preventive healthcare. The construction sector and the building materials industry encompass activities that require continuous development and fostering of healthy workplaces. In other words, work should be organized in such a way as to minimize workers’ health risks while making sure that their performance does not decrease excessively. It is therefore important that companies promote and introduce concrete measures for facilitating preventive actions among workers, as on the long run these could considerably contribute to facilitating a productive and healthy aging. The project activities were therefore designed as on-site mentoring visits in construction and BMI companies. Practical workshops were organized for employees, who were presented with basic information on preventive measures aimed at reducing musculoskeletal disorders which can be undertaken both in the workplace and at hom
|Name of Organisation:||Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia - CCIS Chamber of Construction and Building Materials Industry of Slovenia - CCBMIS|
|Address:||Dimičeva street 13, SI-1504 Ljubljana|
|Contact Name:||Valentina Kuzma|
|Contact Phone:||+386 (0)1 5898 242|