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. 

Latest News:

The Basi in dialogue: Safety and Health – profitable for sustainable companies

How valuable are safety and health at work - not only in terms of motivated, healthy employees, but also for the sustainability and competitiveness of companies? What approaches are there, for example, for decision-makers to integrate occupational safety and health into sustainability strategies? What should company stakeholders do? Answers to these questions were offered at the first edition of the new online format "The Basi in Dialog". The recorded event will be available for viewing shortly, and a post-event report and collection of links to the topics addressed will be sent out with the Basi News.

Advanced robotics and artificial intelligence for the automation of tasks at work: current status and considerations for OSH

Automation in the workplace is rising. While advances in technologies are opening up new opportunities, they also offer new challenges for the future of occupational safety and health (OSH). As part of its 4-year research programme on digitalisation, EU-OSHA has published an initial report to address types and definitions of artificial Intelligence (AI) and advanced robotics for the automation of tasks at work.

Musculoskeletal health promotion starts at school

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) in children and young people as well as in young workers are worryingly high. Involving schools in occupational safety and health issues can help prevent this. Integrating safety and health in education is essential in developing a culture of prevention for students.

Good Practice Awards showcase strong commitment to preventing and managing musculoskeletal disorders

As part of its 15th Healthy Workplaces Good Practice Awards competition, the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) recognises 8 winning and 8 commended examples that successfully tackle musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). Companies and organisations from all over Europe are demonstrating the many benefits of a safer and healthier workplace when everyone gets involved.