COVID19 vaccination: questions and answers

What is the Anti-Covid19 vaccine used for?

It is a vaccine that serves to prevent COVID-19 disease in subjects aged 12 years or older. The vaccine does not contain the virus and it cannot cause disease.


BGN Ventilation App

The "BGN Ventilation App" offers small and medium-sized businesses, especially those in the catering industry, assistance with proper ventilation. This is particularly important in times of the pandemic, because effective protection against infection always consists of the measures distance, hygiene, mouth-nose mask and ventilation (AHA+L).


BGN ventilation calculator

Open the windows and ventilate - that is the easiest way to comply with the requirements of the SARS-CoV-2 occupational health and safety regulations when ventilating workrooms. How often and for how long depends on the room size and the number of guests in the room. 1,000 ppm is the maximum CO2 concentration in the room generated by human exhalation.


Safe ventilation in times of the Corona-pandemic: shock ventilation, technical ventilation, air purification

Regular and abundant ventilation is very important, especially in times of the pandemic. This is because it not only improves the air quality, but also reduces the risk of infection, as the number of pathogens in the air can increase considerably in unventilated rooms. The BGN has produced a brochure for companies entitled "Safe ventilation in times of the Corona pandemic: shock ventilation, technical ventilation, air purification".


Psychological Stress and Strain Experienced by Employees during the Corona Pandemic

The Corona pandemic demands a lot - from employees, managers and employers. We often only notice how stressful the distance rules, the many restrictions and distanced contacts, e.g. in the home office, are when we are already in the middle of the situation. But also the fear of an illness, the actual experienced illness or even the death of colleagues or even family members or friends is stressful and creates a continuous stress reaction.


First aid at work during the coronavirus pandemic

The pandemic has made necessary to change also first aid activities in the workplaces, that now must always be organised in accordance with the necessary safety measures for Covid -19.

We prepared this short illustrated document to explain how at workplace first aid attendants can be properly protected and at the same time how to ensure the continuation of a reliable first aid assistance for workers, guests, clients, visitors.


Smoking, alcohol and drugs – COVID-19 Prevention and Information

The available scientific data clearly indicate that alcohol abuse, smoking and drugs can make worse the consequences of corona virus infection. With this short booklet we aim to increase in the workplace managers’ and workers ‘awareness about the need to control or eliminate these risk factors, now that the corona virus pandemic threatens so seriously everyone’s health.

We added an abridged English version to the Italian text.


Ventilation against Corona: BGN guidelines

With the recent Corona outbreaks, the transmission of the viruses through the air in the form of aerosols has become a particular focus of discussion.

It can be assumed that, in addition to the consistent adherence to the known measures such as keeping distance and wearing a mouth and nose covering, the risk of transmission is significantly minimised by adequate ventilation.


A Guide for COVID-19 Pandemic Preparedness and Response

As the Ontario, Canada, government starts to lift the COVID-19 emergency measures ban, are you wondering how to restart your operations safely and effectively?

Employers have a responsibility to ensure the safety of their workers upon reopening.


Coronavirus short card for small businesses

The short card explains the right behaviours and the right procedures to avoid as much as possible the spread of Coronavirus in small commercial activities and is meant both for employers and employees. The main aspects of the prevention of contagion are presented; the text is very concise, because the message is mainly based on the illustrations.


Supplementation of risk assessment in terms of the SARS-CoV2 occupational safety standard

To support its member companies in coping with the Corona pandemic, the BGN (German Social Accident Insurance Institution for the foodstuffs and catering industry) has developed guidelines for various sectors.


Corona Prevention Monitor

The Corona Prevention Monitor offers a selection of news and analysis from media and other sources around the world with regards to prevention and social security. This platform was initiated by the ISSA member Austrian Accident Insurance Institution (AUVA) together with the ISSA’s Special Commission on Prevention and its 14 international Prevention Sections. External sites will open in a new window. While every effort is made to ensure accuracy, the ISSA is not responsible for the content of external sites.


ISSA-Instruction “Handling hazardous substances: occupational hygiene measures”

This safety instruction points out some important aspects for the safe handling of hazardous substances which may endanger health. In particular, the lessons describe basic occupational hygiene measures and complement the safety instructions on the topic of “Handling hazardous substances". The training tool is intended to assist managers for the personal instruction of employees and to start an open discussion on the topic of occupational safety. The safety briefing set enables superiors to share their knowledge about safe working to their subordinates and colleagues, especially with vulnerable groups.