The EU joint Working safer with construction machines project managed by partners from the construction social dialogue has just published its key results on how to improve the occupational safety and health (OSH) aspects in the design and use of machinery.
The project has lasted two years and the key outcomes include five workshops that resulted in four fact sheets on standardisation, ergonomics, collision avoidance and worksite organisation/training, as well as a joint memorandum of understanding. These documents are available in nine languages (English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Portuguese, Croatian and Bulgarian).
The project, with the financial assistance of the European Commission, has been carried out by the European Federation of Building and Woodworkers (EFBWW), the European Construction Industry Federation (FIEC) and the Committee for European Construction Equipment (CECE) with Industri. All as an associated partner representing the workers in the manufacturing sector.