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

Type
Case study
Country
Austria
Languages
English
Provider
EU OSHA

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Description

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.

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

Detailed Information

Sector / Industry covered: 
Not sector specific
CONSTRUCTION
Hotels and similar accommodation
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
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
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.): 
All (no specific group)
Women
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: 
Facts and figures
Prevention
Psychosocial risks
Date of Publication / Year : 
2020