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. 

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.

The Irish leg of the 2018/19 awards is now closed and will reopen in 2020 for the 2020/21 campaign.

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