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.
The 36th International Congress for Occupational Safety and Health attracted around 5,000 visitors. International delegations came from Pakistan, Myanmar and Bangladesh, as well as from Eastern Europe. The events at the CCD Congress Centre Düsseldorf were well attended from day one.
An increase in heat stress resulting from global warming is projected to lead to global productivity losses equivalent to 80 million full-time jobs in the year 2030, according to a new report from the International Labour Organization (ILO).
A new world-wide initiative in school health and safety promotion was launched for the coming four years at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris: the Global Health & Education UNESCO Chair and UNITWIN Network. This initiative provides a framework for participating universities to share their interests with partner organisations and institutions —for example, ENETOSH— in creating a new culture linking health and education.
The final results of EU-OSHA’s foresight project on the increasing digitalisation of work and the associated challenges for occupational safety and health (OSH) are now available in a new report.