15.10.2014The risk of suffering an accident at work fell last year to a new record low. This can be seen from the financial results of the German Social Accident Insurance Institutions. The results show that the accident risk fell to 22.5 reportable occupational accidents per 1,000 equivalent full workers.
15.09.2014What’s the local situation regarding occupational health and safety? Companies in particular need to keep in mind what is required with regards to occupational medicine and safety supervision – before, during and after the stay abroad.
18.08.2014Much too often, loads get lost on streets and cause serious accidents. This could easily be prevented – with the right load securing. There is enough information and practical guides at hand – but many drivers and shippers are not aware of their responsibility.
21.07.2014On hot summer days, the air temperature at the workplace can quickly rise to unhealthy values – outdoors as well as indoors. The employees are suffering: Declining performance, fatigue and cardiovascular stresses are the result. The employer has some legal responsibilities in this respect, but also the employees can do a lot to relieve the heat and its effects.
05.07.2014Employees who suffer from a long-term or chronic disease are facing serious problems in their jobs. When you were sick for a long time, you need support in getting back into the job. Since May 1, 2004, employers are obliged to conduct “Operational Integration Management” concerning all employees who were – due to illness – unable to work for more than six weeks.
23.05.2014"Violence" is a complex, ambiguous term. For labour protection, the definition of the International Labour Organization suits well: Violence in the workplace is "any action, incident or deviant behaviour which heavily insults, threatens, offends or injures a person during work or in direct consequence of their work."
30.04.2014On April, 30th, the "International Noise Awareness Day" is celebrated. This year, the focus of the event is on the increasing daily noise we are exposed to in our environment. Also the "noise environment of children" will play a big role this year.
08.04.2014The numbers are alarming: Every third person is bullied at their workplace – women more frequently than men. The consequences are severe: The victims suffer from depression and sometimes even think about committing suicide.
For an entrepreneur, his employees are his most important resource. When employees are healthy and feel well, they are more satisfied and more efficient. As a supervisor, you should do everything you can to promote the health of your employees. Health Days are an ideal instrument for this.