Healthy Workplaces for All Ages - Respiratory Sensitizers

Healthy Workplaces for All Ages - Respiratory Sensitizers

The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work has launched the campaign for Healthy Workplaces for All Ages (Link) aiming to raise awareness of the importance of good occupational safety and health management throughout the working life and of tailoring work to individual abilities — whether at the start of a worker’s career or at its close.

The Healthy Workplaces Campaign 2016-17 has the following objectives: 

  • to promote sustainable work and healthy ageing and the importance of prevention throughout the whole working life; 
  • to assist employers and workers  by providing information and tools for managing Occupational Safety and Health in the context of an ageing workforce; 
  • to facilitate the exchange of information and good practice in this area.

MyAirCoach project completely embraces the above objectives and is aiming to underline the importance of the respiratory environment in work places around Europe. The modelling and decision support tools of the MyAirCoach system together with the novel sensing modules that the project envisions hold the promise to help researchers to better understand respiratory conditions in general and asthma disease in particular and promote practices the protect the health of citizens of all ages and especially in environments of higher pollution (e.g. Industry, Manufacturing, Chemical and Pharmaceutical Laboratories, Storage Facilities, Farming, Food Processing, etc).

For more information regarding the importance of the respiratory environment for the protection of the health of employees please take some time and read a recent factsheet of the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work for Respiratory Sensitizers at the Working Environment (Link).