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.
A look at the future of work and health – 36th International A+A Congress 2019 with international events and formats
From 5-8 November 2019, OSH experts and practitioners from industry, the trades, administration, politics and the sciences will meet at the 36th International Congress for Occupational Safety and Health – the leading congress event for safety and health at work. Running in conjunction with the A+A Congress is the A+A Trade Fair 2019, where visitors are invited to attend events on the latest OSH topics such as Work 4.0 and the future of work in Europe and worldwide. Events will be translated simultaneously into English. Around 350 OSH policy experts, researchers and practitioners will talk about social developments, reforms, technical and organisational innovations, as well as the latest scientific findings.
The A+A Congress is a large national and international forum on occupational health and safety, workplace health promotion and ergonomics. It brings together the latest research findings with the practical experience of companies, social partners, associations and institutions. On behalf of the organisers Hubertus Heil, German Minister of Labour and Social Affairs, cordially welcomes visitors to the A+A Congress 2019.
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.