Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) remain the number one work-related health problem and, to support their prevention, EU-OSHA started the 2020-2022 campaign: “Healthy Workplaces Lighten the Load” with several Official and Media Partners. Basi, Federal Association for Occupational Safety and Health, is the campaign's sole German media partner. Around 60% of all workers with a work-related health problem identify MSDs as their most serious issue, which means that the work on prevention and awareness-raising is far from over.
A large number of excellent proposals for presentations on OSH and prevention have been submitted for the A+A Congress 2021 in Düsseldorf. The Federal Association for Occupational Safety and Health (Basi) is very grateful for all proposals and has now started preparing the congress. The online portal for submitting proposals closed on 31 January 2021. However, if you missed the deadline and would still like to present an interesting topic at the A+A Congress, please contact the Basi team directly by calling +49 2241 231 6000 or via email: email@example.com
In a world of work severely affected by the current pandemic, employers and workers have to implement new procedures and practices to prevent the spread of COVID-19 within the workplace. Occupational safety and health (OSH) offers practical support for adapting work to the new circumstances, and contributes to suppressing transmission of COVID-19. To help in this process, EU-OSHA has just released a revision of the OSH EU guidance.
The pandemic affects each person differently, depending on where and how they are employed. Professor Nico Dragano from Düsseldorf University Hospital is working with his team to investigate the effects of the Corona pandemic. In an interview with the Federal Association for Occupational Safety and Health (Basi), he explains how the impact of the pandemic can be managed and what this means for the 37th International A+A Congress. Professor Dragano lectures in Medical Sociology and his research interests include psychosocial risk factors in the workplace.
Child labour has decreased by 38 per cent in the last decade but 152 million children are still affected. The Covid-19 pandemic has considerably worsened the situation, but joint and decisive action can reverse this trend. The International Labour Organization (ILO), in collaboration with the Alliance 8.7 global partnership, is launching the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour , to encourage legislative and practical actions to eradicate child labour worldwide.
A recent analysis carried out by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) deals with the issue of a legal regulation on corporate due diligence in global supply chains. In a Basi interview, Veronika Ertl, Development Policy Advisor at the KAS, talks about the options for regulating companies to comply with human rights and environmental protection regulations.
The 37th International A+A Congress will be, more than ever, a platform for future topics. Basi is inviting its members and the entire German, European and international professional public to contribute to the content and methodology of the congress with its Call for Participation starting in September 2020. Basi members recently took part in a member survey and were involved in an online workshop.
The corona pandemic is just as much of a wake-up call as the major disasters of 2012/2013 that occurred in production facilities. The interrelationships in global supply chains are once again attracting increased attention.
Following the postponement of the TOS+H EXPO due to the effects of Coronavirus Covid-19, Messe Düsseldorf GmbH and its local partner Tezulaş Fuar are announcing a new date. The fourth edition of the leading trade fair for Turkish Occupational Safety and Health will take place from May 14 to 17 2022.
The 12th edition of Occupational Safety and Health Exhibition for Asia has been postponed until the end of the year and will take place from 9-11 December 2020. The exhibition was originally scheduled for 26-28 August. As the region’s leading exhibition centred on workplace safety and health, OS+H Asia 2020 will now be strategically-held alongside MEDICAL FAIR ASIA, a synergy that was well-received in earlier editions.