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Heute für morgen

Type of item
Case study
Country
Austria
Germany
Languages

German

Provider
Provider (English)
Austrian General Accident Insurance Organisation AUVA
Provider (Original)
Austrian General Accident Insurance Organisation AUVA
Provider (English)
German Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA)
Provider (Original)
German Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA)

Description

In view of demographic change, BMW AG is confronted with new challenges. With the project "heute für morgen" BMW is trying to master the challenges facing an older workforce. The project is is a holistic approach that considers all important areas, from maintaining the productivity of older workers, reducing physical strain, to appropriate retirement. Working together with doctors, physiotherapists and factory planners, older employees have planned an entire assembly line that caters to the needs of an aging workforce. The project implemented among others in the plant in Steyer (Austria) included four work packages to cope with the demographic change: technical measures and ergonomic equipment, promotion of health and safety, organisational measures such as job rotation, management and appropriate qualification.

In Anbetracht des demografischen Wandels sieht sich die BMW AG mit neuen Themen konfrontiert. Verschiede Maßnahmen sollen BMW demografisch fit machen. Eine Maßnahme ist das Projekt „Heute für Morgen“. Dabei handelt es sich um einen ganzheitlichen Ansatz, der vom Erhalt der Arbeitsfähigkeit bis hin zu bedarfsgerechten Altersaustritten alle wichtigen Bereiche betrachtet. Mit der Initiative „heute für morgen“ leistet BMW Pionierarbeit in Sachen Bewältigung des demografischen Wandels. Im BMW Group Werk Steyr stehen klassische gesundheitsfördernde Maßnahmen in den Bereichen Ergonomie, Bewegung und Ernährung ebenso auf dem Programm wie richtungweisende neue Technologien,etwa zur Optimierung von Bewegungsmustern oder in Form von Mensch-Roboter-Arbeitsplätzen.

Other data

Health effects
Other
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.)
Ageing and older workers
Prevention measures
Improving individual working techniques (e.g manual handling postures)
Technical measures e.g. ergonomic equipment
Reducing/minimising the risk by organisational measures, e.g. reducing the number of workers exposed, job rotation
Purpose of the material
Other
Target audience
All (no specific target audience)
Year
2017