Management of safety and health

AUVA app: Health and safety management

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.

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AUVA app: Encyclopaedia of prevention

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.

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Cyber Security in Small Enterprises

Also small enterprises become victims of hacker attacks! Devices and machines with an Internet connection still have many security gaps. And more than 350,000 new malware programs are detected every day.

A malfunction or a failure of IT systems can very quickly lead to a loss of image, loss of production or major damage - reasonable IT protection, however, can be achieved with relatively simple means.

In order to reduce the risk of something like this happening to you, take the measures described in the Fact Sheet!

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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.

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Systematic occupational safety and health by the help of GDA-ORGAcheck

GDA-ORGAcheck allows small and medium-sized enterprises to check and improve their occupational safety and health organization.

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kommmitmensch – Eine Kampagne zum Mitmachen

The campaign aims to inspire people to consider safety and health as central values for their decisions and activities. Therefore this is one of the focus points of “kommmitmensch”. The campaign counts on actions which connect people and motivate them to join:

kommmitmensch – Safe. Healthy. Together.

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Internet Forum for Occupational Health Management

Occupational health management plays an important role to reduce health hazards in the enterprises, to design work safely and to promote the employees’ health actively.

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Safety first - really and truly!

In Italy in the Horeca sector (Hotels Restaurants Catering) even big companies do not generally have members of their own staff in charge of safety and health at workplace. Therefore external consultants are the ones hired to ensure the protection of safety, health and wellbeing of employees, guests and visitors.

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Workplace Health Promotion -WHP

Workplace Health Promotion (WHP) is a complex strategy of programs addressed to the improvement of organizations and of the health and mental well-being of workers in order to achieve a balance between work and private life.

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Guide for Risk Assessment in Small and Medium Enterprises

The International Social Security Association (ISSA) provides protection for people world wide through sustainable social security systems. In this context prevention is of great importance. The contribution of knowledge and the commitment of 13 International Sections enable the ISSA to promote occupational safety and health throughout the world.

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The appropriate use of my work equipment

The prevention tool was produced within the framework of the second regional « health at work » plan of the Region Alsace by the working group « Safeguarding physical health ». This leaflet is directed at the users of working equipments. It approaches a well known set of problems.

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www.stop-defeating.org

Defeating of safeguards on machines can cause serious accidents, high costs and restrict the availabiltity of machines. Taking a look inside the enterprises shows: one-third of safeguards are defeated (from "Report of defeating of protective devices of machinery" -only available in german-). This results in thousands of accidents every year – some of them fatal. The aim must be to prevent these accidents.

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Prevention in the office goes online with the FCOS Box

The FCOS Box (www.fcos-box.ch) 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.

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Clean Workplace Project to support SMEs

Small and medium-sized enterprises tend to have poor working conditions and therefore have relatively higher risks of occupational diseases than large enterprises. Against this backdrop, KOSHA provides consulting services towards these SMEs for workplace hazards and gives partial financial funds for necessary improvements through "Clean Workplace Project", in efforts to prevent accidents in workplaces. KOSHA is focusing its financial support toward SMEs with less than 50 employees as they account for over 80% of workplaces in the manufacturing industry.

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The Digest grid

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

Click here for an abstract in English.

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An alles gedacht?

Safety pays