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Austria - Healthy Workplaces Manage Dangerous Substances closing event

Parkhotel SchönbrunnWien Austria

This event reflects on the results of the the Healthy Workplaces Manage Dangerous Substances campaign by presenting good practice examples and tools which help Austrian companies and institutions fight occupational diseases.

Speakers highlight the importance of health promotion and occupational safety and health (OSH) management to ensure a prosperous working life for all. They present the results of the Healthy Workplaces campaign and of a national campaign by the Austrian Labour Inspection focusing on carcinogens at work, stressing that the efforts to prevent occupational cancer need to be increased.

Speakers discuss the impact of hazardous substances, such as Quartz and Formaldehyde, on the health of employees and introduce tools that facilitate safer handling of dangerous substances like the Viennese Database for Disinfectants (WIDES Database).

Finally, speakers share information on carcinogenic agents and introduce ways to substitute hazardous substances with safer alternatives, as part of their prevention and protection routines.


  • Martina Häckel-Bucher, National Focal Point Manager, Bundesministerium für Arbeit, Soziales und Konsumentenschutz
  • Anna Ritzberger-Moser, Head of Labor Law and Central Labor Inspectorate, Ministry of Social Affairs
  • Daniela Zechner, Director, Social Insurance for Occupational Risks (AUVA)
  • Gernot Riesenhuber, Accident prevention service and prevention worker, AUVA
  • Jennifer Stoifl, AUVA
  • Johannes Gschwandnter, Technosert electronic GmbH
  • Katrin Arthaber, Labour Inspection Austria
  • Manfred Slana-Jöbstl, AUVA
  • Maria Weinhart, AUVA
  • Marie Jelenko, Sociologist, AUVA
  • Marion Jaros, Official for Environmental Technology, Wiener Umweltanwaltschaft
  • Norbert Neuwirth, Chemistry specialist, AUVA
  • Silvia Springer, AUVA
  • Remp-Wassermayr, Labour Inspection, Ministry of Social Affairs
  • Robert Schneider, Magna Auteca GmbH9
Bundesministerium für Arbeit, Soziales und Konsumentenschutz
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