What is the Basi?
The Federal Association for Occupational Safety and Health (Basi) is Germany’s national association of all non-commercial organizations involved in safety and health at work. It is a registered association with 81 member organizations. These include ministries of the German federal and regional governments, the social partners, statutory accident and health insurance institutions, industry associations, research bodies and institutes of higher education, and other institutions. The Basi was founded in 1961.
The Basi’s mission as set out in its articles of association is to improve the status of safety and health at work in Germany. For this purpose, it carries out joint tasks in the area of occupational safety and health and associated areas, in consultation with ist members.
Violence against women and men in the world of work is an abuse of power that affects the most marginalised workers. Women are disproportionately affected where unequal power relations, low pay, non-standard working conditions and other workplace abuses expose them to violence in the world of work. This report draws on the work of Global Union Federations and 35 national case studies.
"Countries that have good data will be better placed to fulfil their commitment to implement and report on the global plan of action to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all under the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development," says ILO Director-General on World Day for Safety and Health at Work on 28th April 2017.
European Commission: New initiative to improve health and safety of workers The European Commission is taking action to promote Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) in the EU with a new initiative.