Good Practice Awards

The Good Practice Awards is one of the main elements of the 2018/19 Healthy Workplaces Manage Dangerous Substances Campaign designed to identify and highlight the best examples of effective management in the handling and use of dangerous substances. Entries are now being taken for the Irish leg of the awards with a closing date of September 26th.

Dangerous substances have been on the OSH policy agenda across the EU for decades. Although some substances have been banned, restricted or subject to strict regulatory control, dangerous substances continue to be a major safety and health risk in many workplaces.

The key aim of the Good Practice Awards is to raise awareness of related safety and health issues and share best practice examples. Coordinated by the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA), the judging panel is looking for examples that demonstrate a holistic approach and real improvements in the use and handling of dangerous substances that ensure safe and healthy working conditions. The evaluation criteria include important considerations such as management commitment, worker involvement, sustainability and transferability.

Two national winners will be selected from the Irish entries (one small and one large organisation) and both will go forward to the European stage of the competition where they will be judged against other national winners. If successful at the European stage, winners will receive their awards at a ceremony at the headquarters of EU-OSHA in Bilbao, Spain.

See below for further details and information on how to enter.  To discuss the Healthy Workplaces Campaign or the Good Practice Awards in more detail, contact Gavin Lonergan, Head of Communications, on (01) 7997838 or email gavin@hsa.ie.