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ILQVT has won Luxembourg's Occupational Health and Safety ("Sécurité-Santé au travail") award.

The Occupational Health and Safety Forum, which traditionally serves as a platform for the presentation of this award, was initially scheduled for 29 April 2020 but had to be postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The prize partners thus concocted a three-part award ceremony aimed at rewarding the good practices of the winners whilst guaranteeing strict compliance with the health rules in force.

Among the 21 applications submitted at the end of January 2020, five companies were awarded in the categories "safety", "health and well-being", and "multiplier agent", according to criteria of innovation, prevention, efficiency , sustainability and transferability. The jury was made up of representatives of partners and organisers (AAA, DSATE, ITM, UEL and INDR). The three partner ministries are those of Health, Social Security, and Labour, Employment and the Social and Solidarity Economy. 

The third presentation took place in a reduced format on Monday at the Chamber of Commerce, where the winner of the “multiplier agent” category received the 2020 Occupational Health and Safety award from Tom Oswald, general coordinator of the Ministry of Labour, Employment and the Social and Solidarity Economy.

With the implementation of the project “Quality of life at work: all players!”, the ILQVT aims to improve the way of working by linking the well-being of employees and performance in a company. Work is at the centre of this process. The support provided by ILQVT makes it possible to resolve the problems in companies, such as absenteeism, the prevention of occupational risks and production problems. Thanks to this approach, companies can improve their skills so that everyone can be give proposals and thus participate in improving work life.

Each winner received a prize worth €5,000 as well as a corporate video on the winning project. The videos as well as the descriptive texts of the projects are available on the site

The two winners of the “health and well-being” component, the Centre hospitalier du Nord and the Centre hospitalier Emile Mayrisch, received their prize from the Minister of Health on 1 October 2020. The two winners of the “safety component”, Voltige Benelux and Husky Injection Molding Systems, received their prize from the Minister of Social Security on 5 October 2020.