Instruments of analysis


The new generations of smartphones and tablets are increasingly being used for a wide variety of purposes. The Austrian Worker´s Compensation Board (AUVA) wants this trend to continue and has begun developing a number of different apps following extensive preparatory work.


The self-check “safety and health in the enterprise”

The Berufsgenossenschaft Nahrungsmittel und Gaststätten (BGN) offers free of charge a self-check „safety and health in the enterprise“ as a web-app which can be used with each modern smartphone with up-dated browser.

With the self-check every entrepreneur of the BGN-branches can find out which significance the topics safety and health at work do have in their enterprise and if these topics have already been integrated in the daily work. This check is not time-consuming: about 30 minutes of process time and for evaluation.


Prevention in the office goes online with the FCOS Box

The FCOS Box (!/home) provides a virtual tour of various office situations that deal with the following areas: “Working ergonomically”, “Accident prevention”, “Setting up the office” and “Office planning”. With a generous dash of humour, the two characters Sophie and Alex show how health and safety in the office can be improved with relatively little effort.


Vademecum for an ethical construction site

This vademecum is addressed to those persons in charge of safety in the building sector: Employers, Health and Safety Managers and Workers’ Representatives for Safety. 


Fit and healthy in small enterprises

Working: Stress-free - together - better

The new BG Information Sheet „Arbeiten: Entspannt - gemeinsam - besser“ (Working: Stress-free - together - better) explains how stress develops on the basis of six case examples and suggests possibilities to keep stressful work situations under control.

Sorry, this article is only available in the original German version.

Click here for an abstract in English.


Auto-assessment of occupational risks

The assessment of occupational risks is the first step of a successful occupational safety and health policy. Independent of the documents used and the products, the risk assessment basically is a procedure structured in three steps:

  • risk identification
  • risk hierarchisation
  • planning of preventive actions

Sorry, this article is only available in the original french version.


Identification of lumbago

A simple and quick method to identify situations with inherent risk of lumbago during manual work.

Sorry, this article is only available in the original french version.