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18/06/2012 

TMHE Joins Forces with EU-OSHA in the ‘Working Together for Risk Prevention’ Campaign 

Toyota Material Handling Europe is appointed EU-OSHA official partner in ‘Working Together for Risk Prevention’ campaign

Brussels, June 2012 - Toyota Material Handling Europe (TMHE), leader in material handling equipment and solutions, has been elected as official partner for the new ‘Healthy Workplaces’ campaign ‘Working Together for Risk Prevention’, an initiative of the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA). For the next two years, TMHE and EU-OSHA continue their close partnership for safety and actively engage in occupational risk reduction.

   
Every 3.5 minutes a person dies in the European Union in a work-related accident or illness. Millions of workers experience preventable job-related physical and psychological traumas. The new European campaign “Working together for risk prevention” aims to stimulate leadership, workforce and representatives to evaluate risks and take responsible actions together to eliminate them.

TMHE and EU-OSHA had a successful partnership in 2010-2011, when they co-promoted good practices across Europe on ‘Safe Maintenance’. For the 2012-2013 campaign, TMHE focuses on developing research, training, exchange of ideas and expertise in- and outside the organisation. “TMHE’s ongoing challenge is to offer the best working conditions to our employees and the best quality products to our customers while respecting the environment and society. To achieve our business goal, we put safety first,“ says Matthias Fischer, TMHE President.

Strongly committed to the company’s “Safer Together” core message, TMHE has a long tradition with safety programs and is regularly giving tailor-made trainings to its 2,500 factory workers, its 4,500 service technicians and other stakeholders. All TMHE factories are OHSAS 18001 certified and run a “Safety Dojo”, an educational area where employees are trained in risk assessment, safe use of protective equipment and handling of chemical products, among others.

EU-OSHA was created by the European Union to lead, centralise and share information to improve working conditions in the EU countries together with selected business partners.

To know more about this campaign go to the EU-OSHA website 

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