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.

International A+A Congress 2021

At the 37th Congress for Occupational Safety and Health from 26–29 October 2021, stakeholders and decision-makers in occupational safety and health from industry, trade, administration, politics and science will come together. The focus will be on current topics such as Work 4.0, the potential of digitalisation and artificial intelligence for occupational safety and health, working during a pandemic, and the implementation of Vision Zero. Other topics that will be discussed in innovative formats include mobile work, OSH in international supply chains, sustainability in OSH, and the future of work in Europe and worldwide.

Latest News:

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.

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

Update to EU guidance on adapting workplaces and protecting workers in time of COVID-19

In a world of work severely affected by the current pandemic, employers and workers have to implement new procedures and practices to prevent the spread of COVID-19 within the workplace. Occupational safety and health (OSH) offers practical support for adapting work to the new circumstances, and contributes to suppressing transmission of COVID-19. To help in this process, EU-OSHA has just released a revision of the OSH EU guidance.

The world of work and Corona – dealing with its effects

The pandemic affects each person differently, depending on where and how they are employed. Professor Nico Dragano from Düsseldorf University Hospital is working with his team to investigate the effects of the Corona pandemic. In an interview with the Federal Association for Occupational Safety and Health (Basi), he explains how the impact of the pandemic can be managed and what this means for the 37th International A+A Congress. Professor Dragano lectures in Medical Sociology and his research interests include psychosocial risk factors in the workplace.