Germany – Scientific workshop on the future of smart and effective labour inspection
Digitalisation and more flexibility in work organisation is rapidly changing the world of work. But how do these changes impact on the definition of occupational safety and health (OSH) risks? And what is the future for OSH supervision against this background?
To answer these questions and delve into the future of ‘smart’ opportunities for OSH inspection, the German focal point in collaboration with the Federal Institute for Work Design NRW and EU-OSHA, hosts a scientific workshop with experts from Austria, France and Denmark.
Speakers look at the lessons learned so far and the role of digitalisation in workplace inspections. They also focus on the implications and new possibilities for identifying OSH risks as well as using artificial intelligence as a tool for managing OSH risk-oriented inspections and improving efficiency and effectiveness.
Dietmar Elsler, Project Manager from EU-OSHA, presents the agency’s discussion paper on ‘The future role of big data and machine learning in health and safety inspection efficiency’ and participants are encouraged to ask questions on how to design/implement smart and effective labour inspections.
Taking place in Berlin and online, the workshop is of particular interest to decision makers and strategists from OSH institutions, as well as researchers in the field of OSH implementation.
- Beate Beermann, Director and Professor at the Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA)
- Kai Seiler – President of the Federal Institute for Work Design (NRW)
- Andreas Schmidt, Director of the Ministry of Labour, Youth and Family of Austria
- Dietmar Elsler, Project Manager at EU-OSHA, Spain
- Kirsten Brink, CDO at Arbejdstilsynet, Denmark
- Michel Héry, Director of INRS, France
- Uwe Lenhardt, Researcher at the Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA)