Sozialministerium - Arbeitsinspektion
Arbeitsinspektion

National Occupational Safety and Health Strategy

The clearly defined structures of the Occupational Safety and Health Strategy 2013 - 2020 for the established bodies as well as consensual objectives form the basis for the implementation of jointly-developed prevention measures for safety and the protection of health in the workplace. Jointly developed means involving – as far as possible – all national and regional stakeholders in occupational safety and health in accordance with their competences and the resources which they can voluntarily provide. It also means integrating them in an optimal way into strategy, goal-setting, planning and the realization of projects.

The main priorities are:

  • improvement of risk assessment and risk awareness, particularly fundamental work on methodology and statistics
  • reducing the number of accidents at work by means of more specific industry-related approaches and industry-related orientation and awareness raising for accident risks and causes of accidents, particularly in sectors with a high risk
  • reduction of work-related stress and strains, particularly mental stress and strain on the musculoskeletal system. Working practices which take the age of employees and the prevention of risks from carcinogenic agents into account
  • initial and further training as well as information in the field of occupational safety and health and improvements in the work of prevention experts

The content of the activities of the Working Groups and the Strategic Platform as well as that of the overall strategy are evaluated on an ongoing basis.

Further information in English: Occupational Safety and Health Strategy 2013 – 2020 (pdf-299kb)

You can obtain further information from the following website:

Occupational Safety and Health Strategy 2007 - 2012

Last update: 03.02.2016

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