To strengthen ECA’s position on health and safety issues and define a list of short and long term action items, ECA has joined the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) ‘Healthy Workplaces’ campaign.
"There is a vast area of health and safety issues which affect the pilots’ health but don't always receive the necessary attention they deserve, said Nico Voorbach, ECA President. "A pilot myself, I know how important it is to be in good shape, healthy and to be working in a safe environment. It is crucial because you are the one responsible for the lives of many passengers. This campaign is a corner stone work for a consistent improvement in the occupational safety of pilots. With our partnership in this campaign we are aiming to raise awareness within our member associations, share best practices with the pilot community, as well as involve other stakeholders".
The campaign will raise awareness of health and safety issues within the pilot community and will be used as a platform for exchanging good practices with other professions.