Occupational Safety and Health

86 organisations and institutions working together to improve safety and health at work. That’s Basi – the Federal Association for Occupational Safety and Health. The A+A Congress, coordinated by Basi, is one of the most important events on the latest OSH topics in Germany and worldwide.
The 38th International A+A Congress will take place from October 24 to 27, 2023. 

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Let’s lighten the load – discover how to address psychosocial risks and MSDs

It’s not just the physical demands of a job that can cause musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). Psychosocial factors such as excessive workloads, low job satisfaction and lack of support may contribute to or even worsen MSDs. Equally, MSDs can contribute to stress and mental overload. The current Healthy Workplaces campaign of EU-Osha aims to enhance understanding of the links between psychosocial risks and MSDs and recommends effective prevention approaches and examples of good practice.

AI for worker management: risks and opportunities for OSH

The use of artificial intelligence-based worker management (AIWM) systems can help design healthy and safe jobs and workplaces, but it may also bring about risks to workers such as intensification of work, loss of job control and dehumanisation. A new report outlines the risks and opportunities of AIWM systems for occupational safety and health.

ESENER survey highlights digital technologies and COVID-19 as new challenges to safety and health management

Digitalisation has been clearly identified an emerging occupational safety and health (OSH) issue by the 2019 European Survey of Enterprises on New and Emerging Risks (ESENER). But despite the increasing use of robots, laptops, smartphones or wearable devices, less than one in four workplaces (24 %) are having discussions about the potential impact of such technologies on the safety and health of workers.

Help Alliance for Ukrainian Workers

Ukrainian workers are exposed to extreme additional risks at their workplaces during the and after the war. There is a great need for health and safety equipment during and after the war: PPE, first aid, fire-fighting, emergency, service, logistics, etc. - and there is and will be a great need for expertise and training during and after the war: safe demolition, exposure to asbestos, hazardous substances, energy supply, transportation, construction. The Help Alliance for Ukranian Workers wants to unite and mobilize the global family of occupational safety and health Experts and Prevention Specialists including Safety Suppliers as partners in a Global Help Alliance for Ukrainian Workers.