OHS Award – Centre Hospitalier du Nord (CHdN) wins the public choice award


Centre Hospitalier du Nord (CHdN) wins the Public Choice Award

In the context of the National Occupational Health and Safety Award 2020, five companies were awarded prizes in the categories of “safety”, “health and well-being”, and “multiplier agent”. The jury was composed of representatives of the partners and organisers (AAA, DSATE, ITM, UEL, INDR). The three partner ministries are Health, Social Security, and Labour, Employment and Social Economy.

During three award ceremonies, organised in a restricted setting at the Chamber of Commerce, the winning companies were rewarded: Centre Hospitalier du Nord, Centre Hospitalier Emile Mayrisch, VOLTIGE BENELUX, HUSKY Injection Molding Systems and the Institut luxembourgeois de la Qualité de Vie au Travail. The projects of all the 2020 winners can be viewed on https://visionzero.lu/fr/prix-sst/laureats-2020/. At the end of the awards, the public had the opportunity to vote for their “Coup de coeur”.

The Centre Hospitalier du Nord, with the project « Kinaesthetics dans le secteur hospitalier », won the public prize, and we congratulate them warmly. Since 2018, CHdN has been a signatory to the national VISION ZERO strategy, which has been implemented internally under the slogan “#Bewosst_Sécher_Gesond”. CHdN is committed to putting health and safety at the forefront of the minds of everyone who works at CHdN.

In order to reduce work-related accidents due to musculoskeletal disorders among its employees, CHdN has been implementing the “Kinaesthetics” project since 2007. Kinaesthetics is movement education based on the premise that the very quality of movement has a strong influence on learning processes and lifelong health. The interaction between the health professional and the patient is like a dance and not only protects the health professional from back pain and musculoskeletal disorders, but also respects and even restores the autonomy of the patient. This type of contact puts humanity and respect back at the centre of care practices at CHdN.

The Centre Hospitalier du Nord was awarded the OHS award for health and well-being at work by Mrs Paulette LENERT, Minister of Health, on 1 October.