A+A 2021: strong commitment of the industry to the World’s Leading Trade Fair for Safety, Security and Health at Work

The OSH industry looks forward to A+A as a physical trade fair in autumn 2021. This is confirmed by the exhibitor registrations received until today. From 26 to 29 October 2021 over 1,000 companies will showcase their products, solutions and global innovations to predominantly European visitors at the Düsseldorf Exhibition Centre. The exhibitor database, which provides a detailed overview of all participating companies and their products and services, will go online on 2 August 2021.

2021-07-21T14:09:50+02:00

37th International A+A Congress 2021 in hybrid format

The 37th International A+A Congress will take place between 26–29 October 2021 for the first time as a congress with streamed hybrid events. The Congress will run in parallel to the A+A World-Leading Trade Fair for Safety and Health in Düsseldorf. The organisation of the congress is particularly challenging for the Federal Association for Occupational Safety and Health (Basi). Dr Christian Felten, Managing Director of Basi: ‘Visitors can expect a more compact format, but streaming the event means that more people can take part than has been possible with face-to-face congresses in previous years.’

2021-07-20T12:55:59+02:00

Regulating telework and occupational safety and health in a post-COVID world

Telework looks likely to become a permanent feature of employment for many organisations following the COVID-19 pandemic. But to what extent is this form of work covered by legislation to protect workers? A new report — informed by a survey of EU-OSHA’s national focal points and a literature review — examines how telework is regulated at EU and national levels.

2021-07-20T12:33:41+02:00

Protecting teleworkers’ safety and health during the COVID-19 pandemic

The sudden increase in teleworking from home during the COVID-19 pandemic has put workers at greater risk of musculoskeletal disorders and mental health problems. A new report looks at these risks, the benefits and problems arising from teleworking, and the EU regulations in place to protect workers. It is illustrated with examples from different sectors in several countries of good teleworking practices adopted during the pandemic and highlights the importance of risk assessment. 

2021-06-07T10:21:43+02:00

Start acting now: Why early intervention is key to preventing chronic MSDs

One in every four people in the EU suffer from a chronic musculoskeletal disorder (MSD), such as back pain, upper limb disorder, or osteoporosis, says EU-Osha (European Agency for Safety and Health at Work). Europe’s workforce is ageing, and as a result, chronic MSDs are likely to become even more prevalent. Taking action as soon as symptoms appear is therefore vital to maintaining a healthy workforce, retaining workers, and boosting businesses.

2021-04-22T14:41:43+02:00

Lighten the Load: Basi is a Media Partner of EU-OSHA to Prevent Musculoskeletal Disorders

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.

2021-02-25T15:27:08+01:00

Preparations for the A+A Congress 2021 have begun

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: info@basi.de

2021-02-16T14:42:44+01:00
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