Austria: AUVA support schemes — AUVAsicher and AUVAfit and other initiatives tackling MSDs

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Austria: AUVA support schemes — AUVAsicher and AUVAfit and other initiatives tackling MSDs

Type of item
Case study
Country
Ausztria
Languages

English

Provider
Provider (English)
EU OSHA
Provider (Original)
EU OSHA

Description

This case study finds that the percentage of workers in Austria with a MSD is higher than the EU average. The AUVAsicher programme focuses particularly on MSD prevention and on SMEs. AUVA provides support to companies also through AUVAfit and BAUfit schemes. The AUVAfit programme has a specific focus on mental and physical workload.

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English

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Sector / Indrustry covered
Nem ágazatspecifikus
ÉPÍTŐIPAR
Szállodai szolgáltatás
Hazards
Awkward postures
Manual handling of loads
Psychosocial/stress hazards
Static postures - standing
Using Display Screen Equipment
Health effects
Back pain or injury
Upper limb disorders
Lower limb disorders
Neck and shoulder disorders
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.)
Women
Prevention measures
Elimination of hazards
Improving individual working techniques (e.g manual handling postures)
Simple tips and measures
Technical measures e.g. ergonomic equipment
Adjustments/support for chronic MSD disorder/disease/pain suffers
Purpose of the material
Training
Warning message/Alert
General information
Awareness raising
Guidance
Risk assessment
Target audience
All (no specific target audience)
Employers
Managers
Worker representatives
Safety officers
Priority area
Tények és számadatok
Megelőzés
Pszichoszociális kockázatok
Year
2020