National action plan to improve the well-being of workers in the performance of their work 2022-2027

This plan, which defines the objectives to achieve in terms of well-being at work in the coming years, has an evolutionary nature and will be discussed annually with the social partners of the High Council for Prevention and Protection at Work. This allows the national action plan to be adjusted to take into account new challenges and unforeseen circumstances. Thus, this plan includes the transposition into Belgian-level law of the EU Strategic Framework on Health and Safety at Work 2021-2027, and the implementation of the joint priorities document of the social partners of the High Council for Prevention and Protection at Work. With this priorities document, the social partners made a significant contribution to the creation of this plan, which should make it possible for all parties to feel closely involved in its implementation.

This national action plan pays great attention to the prevention of psychosocial risks and musculoskeletal disorders, as well as to the prevention of workers' exposure to hazardous chemical agents. It emphasises the need for a “Vision Zero” for workplace accidents. It also pays specific attention to vulnerable groups of workers, such as domestic workers, and promotes the reintegration of incapacitated workers. In addition, attention is given to changes in the work organisation, such as teleworking.

The action plan also aims to support the actors within the company who are active in the field of well-being at work policy and to optimise the functioning of the prevention services and social dialogue.