Information sheet: Visual function

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The Workers' Protection Act (ArbeitnehmerInnenschutzgesetz - ASchG) obliges employers to ensure the safety and health protection of workers in the workplace. Among other things, the design of the work has to take the age of the employees into account.

For AUVAsicher, the prevention focus "Age-appropriate work" is a reason to take a closer look at the potential of age-appropriate working conditions for the maintenance of health and work ability. The occupational physicians of AUVAsicher has created an information leaflet on the change of visual function in the course of the working career.

AUVAsicher, a free consulting service of the Austrian Workers´ Compensation Board (AUVA), aims to improve safety and health in small and medium sized enterprises. The legal basis for the counsulting service is the Labour Protection Act (ArbeitnehmerInnenschutzgesetz, ASchG). Throughout Austria AUVAsicher employs around 270 preventive specialists. Preventive specialists are safety technicians and occupational physicians. Companies have to fulfill certain requirements in order to claim for the free counseling. They are not allowed to employ more than 50 employees. If the company operates branches at several locations, the number of employees may not exceed 250.

In the course of the consultation, the AUVAsicher counsellors help the companies to identify safety deficiencies, hazards and health hazards and suggest possible improvements. They support the employer in workplace evaluation as well as in fulfilling legal obligations and investing in employee protection.

Link to the website of AUVAsicher

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