Thursday 03 December 2020 | 09:30 – 11:30 CET

BETTER SCHOOLS

BY PROMOTING MUSCULOSKELETAL HEALTH

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This seminar - jointly organised by the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) and the European Network Education and Training in Occupational Safety and Health (ENETOSH) - is intended to make you aware of the importance of promoting good musculoskeletal health in children and young people by preventing musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) at school (age). Our message is that MSDs are preventable in the first place - the key is to start early to build up a belief in a healthy lifestyle in childhood. On this basis, future workers will be able to support the creation and maintenance of healthy workplaces. Numerous adaptations can be made to workplaces to prevent MSDs, but the most effective way is to start early and promote a more physically active lifestyle in childhood. The seminar is designed to give you new ideas and motivate you to become active in the EU-OSHA campaign "Lighten the Load" 2020-2022.

Agenda

Thursday 03 December 2020

  • 9:30

    Welcome

    + Tim Tregenza, EU-OSHA & Ulrike Bollmann, ENETOSH

    Tim Tregenza

    Tim Tregenza

    EU-OSHA

    Tim Tregenza is Senior Network Manager at the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work. He is responsible for the Agency’s network of national focal points as well as its external relations. Before joining EU OSHA in 2001, he was a labour inspector in the United Kingdom.

    Ulrike Bollmann

    Ulrike Bollmann

    ENETOSH

    Ulrike Bollmann is Head of International Cooperation at the Institute for Work and Health of the German Social Accident Insurance (DGUV). Ulrike has been the founder and coordinator of the European Network Education and Training in Occupational Safety and Health (ENETOSH) since 2005. She has been organizing international events on strategies in occupational safety and health and mainstreaming OSH into education for many years. Most recently, she published a book on safety and health competence for cultures of prevention together with George Boustras. Ulrike is a member of the Editorial Board of Safety Science, a member of the Steering Group of EU-OSHAs recent campaign, a member of the Scientific Committee on Education and Competency Development of OSHAfrica, and member of the Advisory Boards of some Erasmus+ projects.

    Introduction

    + Lorenzo Munar, EU-OSHA

    Lorenzo Munar

    Lorenzo Munar

    Prevention and Research Unit, EU-OSHA

    Lorenzo Munar has been working as a Project Manager at the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work since October 2006. He is currently involved in the Musculoskeletal Disorders OSH overview project and he is the content manager of the Healthy Workplaces Campaign 2020-2022 on Musculoskeletal Disorders. Before he managed the OiRA project, a legacy of the European Campaign 2008-09 on Risk Assessment. Before joining the Agency he worked as a researcher at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, where he carried out several studies about stress, OSH and gender issues and OSH prevention in different activity sectors.

    Your opinion please!

    + Lorna Taylor, Jolly Back

    Lorna Taylor

    Lorna Taylor

    Lorna Taylor is a Chartered Physiotherapist, initially specialising in paediatrics and latterly moving into occupational health and ergonomics. She has worked within the UK education sector for over 12 years and is an advocate for improved musculoskeletal health and wellbeing for staff and students. Lorna is currently working with the European Agency for Occupational Safety and Health offering musculoskeletal health guidance for teachers, teaching assistants, children and young people. She has written two OSHwiki articles, developed national musculoskeletal health guidance for early years workers and has been involved in research exploring work-related MSDs in the education sector. Lorna is always delighted to share latest research and good practice.

  • 10:00

    Part I - Approaches

    The Austrian Moving School Model

    + Martin Leitner, Pedagogical University of Upper Austria

    Martin Leitner

    Martin Leitner

    Pedagogical University of Upper Austria

    Martin Leitner is a sports scientist, sociologist and teacher. After several years of experience at the school he has been working in teacher training since 2008. Since then he has also been active in the field of the Moving School and is in charge of the Austria-wide coordination since 2016.

    National Implementation of the Schools on the Move concept

    + Joonas Niemi, Finnish Schools on the Move Program

    Joonas Niemi

    Joonas Niemi

    Finnish Schools on the Move Program

    Joonas Niemi is in charge of Finnish Schools on the Move programme’s international operations and education export. Since 2018 he has been working in the programme for coordinating Active School Transportation in Finland and developing Schools on the Move international concept. His previous working experience is from the field of higher education administration, project management and development of student’s sports services.

  • 10:45

    BREAK

  • 10:55

    Part II – Statements

    Systems approach

    Martin Leitner, Pedagogical University of Upper Austria

    Implementation at national level

    Joonas Niemi, Finnish Schools on the Move Program

    Reach schools with a campaign

    + Supavadi Reich, Prevention Campaigns, German Social Accident Insurance

    Supavadi Reich

    Supavadi Reich

    Prevention Campaigns, German Social Accident Insurance

    Supavadi Reich has been working as a coordinator for prevention campaigns at the German Social Accident Insurance since 2017. She is currently involved in the culture of prevention campaign and she is coordinating the education section for the campaign since last year. Her expertise includes health promotion in the field of occupational health and safety. Before her specialization in the field of prevention campaigns, she has a background in Public Health and conducted research about the key factors contributing to the adoption of the prevention culture in work settings.

    Promotion of movement in schools in times of Corona

    + Christian Ammann, German Social Accident Insurance

    Christian Ammann

    Christian Ammann

    German Social Accident Insurance

    Christian Ammann has been working for the German Social Accident Insurance (DGUV) since 2018 in the "Safety and Health" department in the field of school prevention. Prior to this, the sports scientist worked as a research associate at the German Sport University Cologne and until 2016 as a consultant for various sports associations at federal, state and regional level in the field of prevention and health promotion.

  • 11:30

    End of the webinar

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