Besides the work that tie does internationally, in cooperation with
numerous other activists and organisations, tie is also active on
health work in Germany. In June 2007 a German health platform has
been founded, that consists of various works council members to
promote an active prevention of workers health.
TIE offers seminars for works council members on participative risk
assessment. We train and consult works council members how to include
workers in performing risk assessment and use workers’ knowledge
to improve working conditions. Beside training we also accompany
this whole process beginning from the workplace analysis till bargaining.
Within the international VidaViva network we were part of the team
developing special instruments like body and workplace mapping,
that was originally implemented in Canada (click
here for the mapping guide in English).
In 2007 the mapping approach won a price as best health safety project
within the European factories of Freudenberg Dichtungs- und Schwingungstechnik.
here the article) The company has decided that the mapping approach
will be used also in other European countries. First pilot mappings
will start in France and Italy.