Tom Oswald presented the National Occupational Health and Safety Award to the “Institut Luxembourgeois de la Qualité de Vie au Travail”
The Occupational Health and Safety Forum traditionally serves as a platform for the presentation of the National Occupational Health and Safety Award. However, this award, initially scheduled for 29 April 2020, had to be postponed because of Covid-19. The partners of the award have therefore devised a three-part award ceremony, on the one hand to honour the good practices of the winners and, on the other, to ensure strict compliance with the health rules in force.
Of the 21 applications submitted at the end of January 2020, 5 companies were honoured in the categories of “safety”, “health and well-being” and “multiplier agent” according to the criteria of innovation, prevention, effectiveness, sustainability and transferability. The jury was composed of representatives of the partners and organisers (AAA, DSATE, ITM, UEL and INDR). The three partner ministries are Health, Social Security, and Labour, Employment and Social Economy.
The third award ceremony took place in a small circle on 12 October at the Chamber of Commerce. The winner of the “Multiplier Agent” category received the Occupational Health and Safety Award 2020 from Mr Tom Oswald, General Coordinator of the Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Economy:
Institut Luxembourgeois de la Qualité de Vie au Travail for its project “Qualité de Vie au Travail : tous acteurs”
With the implementation of the project “Qualité de Vie au Travail : tous acteurs”, the ILQVT aims to improve the way of working by linking the well-being of employees and the performance of the company. Work is at the centre of this approach. ILQVT support helps to solve the most important problems in companies, such as absenteeism, the prevention of occupational risks and production problems. Thanks to this approach, companies can increase their competence so that each person, director, manager, agent, employee and operator, can be a force for proposal and thus participate in improving work. This allows everyone to find more satisfaction in their work and to commit themselves to their company. Companies will acquire a new collective skill that will enable them to become autonomous in their process of continuous improvement of quality of life at work and performance.
Each winner received a prize of €5,000 and a corporate video on the winning project. The videos as well as the descriptive texts of the projects are available on the website www.visionzero.lu/prix-sst/laureats-2020/.
With this prize, the national partners are highlighting particularly innovative measures or products in the field of improving safety, health and well-being at work. The winning projects can be viewed on video and the public’s favourite can be voted on at www.visionzero.lu from 14 October to 6 November.
Tom Oswald reaffirmed his ministry’s commitment to encouraging companies to improve safety, health and well-being at work. By signing the VISION ZERO National Charter at the 10th edition of the Forum in March 2016, the national stakeholders had indeed declared their shared responsibility in promoting safety and health at work, including the prevention of commuting accidents and occupational diseases. The strong themes of the VISION ZERO are leadership, empowerment, training and awareness. Nearly 200 companies have since committed to the VISION ZERO initiative, with action plans to back them up.
The two winners of the “health and well-being” category, Centre Hospitalier du Nord and Centre Hospitalier Emile Mayrisch, received their awards from the Minister of Health on 1 October. The two winners in the “safety” category, VOLTIGE BENELUX and HUSKY Injection Molding Systems, received their prizes from the Minister of Social Security on 5 October.