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Ljubljana , 05.06.2014. Overview of AUVA activities with the focus on the special prevention service for small companies. DI Georg Effenberger Austrian Workers’ Compensation Board Head of Prevention Department Vienna, Austria. The Austrian Social Security System. Austrian Worker´s

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Overview of auva activities with the focus on the special prevention service for small companies

Ljubljana , 05.06.2014

Overview of AUVA activities with the focus on thespecial prevention service for small companies

DI Georg Effenberger

Austrian Workers’ Compensation Board

Head of Prevention Department

Vienna, Austria


The austrian social security system

The Austrian Social Security System

Austrian Worker´s

Compensation Board

AUVA


Insured persons

Insuredpersons

  • White collarworkers

  • Preschoolchildren, pupils, students

  • Blue collarworkers

  • Selfemployedpersons


Tasks of the austrian workers compensation board

Tasks of the Austrian Workers' Compensation Board

  • Prevention of occupational accidents and diseases

  • First Aid for occupational accidents

  • Post traumatic treatment

  • Rehabilitation

  • Financial compensation

  • Researchand Development

  • Safety and occupational medical care for SME (since 1999)

  • Subsidies for partial compensation of expenses for wages in case of inability to work (even if not related with occupational accidents and diseases) for SME (since 2002)


Auva locations

AUVA Locations

Hospital forposttraumatictreatment

Hospital/Rehabilitation Centreforoccupationaldiseases

RehabiltationCentres

Regional Offices

LocalOfficees

Headquarter

Prevention – Regional and Local Offices


Overview of auva activities with the focus on the special prevention service for small companies

Prevention by Prevention Department

(ASVG)

Prevention by AUVAsicher

(ASchG)

Accidents at Work (without Commuting Accidents) 2012, Employed Persons, by Size of the Enterprise


Overview of auva activities with the focus on the special prevention service for small companies

Activities Prevention Department (1)

  • Customer oriented consulting in companies

    • Planning of new workshops

    • Purchase of machines and equipment

    • Adaption of workplaces

    • Measurements at workplaces (chemicals, radiation, noise,…)

    • Selection and use of PPE

    • Supporting safety and health assessment

    • ...


Overview of auva activities with the focus on the special prevention service for small companies

Activities Prevention Department (2)

  • OSH campaigns tailored to needs eg:

    • Prevention of Hand-Injuries (starting autumn 2014)

    • Working together for risk prevention

    • Maintenance

    • Slip and fall

    • Young workers

    • UV protection for outdoor workers

  • Cooperation with ministries and authorities

  • Collaboration in standardisation

  • Testing in accredited laboratories with different priorities (STP, ÖSBS)


Overview of auva activities with the focus on the special prevention service for small companies

Activities Prevention Department (3)

Programs: e.g.

  • AUVAfit - a program to improve the quality of workplaces

  • Fit for the Future – a program to maintain workabilityin cooperation with the pension insurance

  • Fit2Work – a program to reduce disability pensionsin cooperation with pension insurance, ministry ofsocial affairs, the federal social office,…


Overview of auva activities with the focus on the special prevention service for small companies

  • Education and certification of Safety Engineers

  • Training courses (www.auva.info)

  • AUVA journals for different target groups

  • Posters, leaflets, reports, books

  • CDs, DVD, APPs,…

  • Annual Congress, Workshops

Activities Prevention Department (3)


Overview of auva activities with the focus on the special prevention service for small companies

ATHEM: Exposure chamber to evaluate the

effect of EMF on a cell cultures

VISIR: Assess-ment of IR radiation at a smelting furnace (2006/25/EC)

EMES: Software based assessment of EMF at workplaces (www.eval.at)

Research & Development: Examples

E-LAS:


Special prevention service for small companies legislation

Special Prevention Service for small Companies - Legislation

  • AUVA was entrusted by parliament to provide a free prevention service for small enterprises

  • Workers Health and Safety Protection Act (ASchG)

  • “AUVAsicher”

  • Since 1. January 2000 all companies are required to have a prevention service – regardless the number of employees


Target group of auvasicher

Target Group of AUVAsicher

  • companies up to 50 employees

  • companies with branch offices:

    • up to 50 employees per office

    • up to 250 employees within the whole company

  • the employees have to be insured at the AUVA

    (The following sectors are exempted: railway, public services, self-employed agriculturing and farming, communities, employees in private households, public administration)


Organisation

Organisation


Organisation mode of operation

Organisation – Mode of Operation

  • central coordination and quality management – head office

  • coordination by regional offices

  • prevention centre management

  • administrative personnel

  • occupational physicians

  • safety technicians


Field staff 2013

Field Staff 2013


Independent contractors

Independent Contractors

  • Framework contract between the doctors´/engineers´ unions and AUVA

  • Individual contract between the occupational physician/safety technicians and AUVA

  • Ranking (point system) of the applicants (education, practice,…).


Visited organizations 2013

Visited Organizations 2013


Types of counseling

Types of Counseling

  • regular counseling

    • 1-10 employees  every 2 years

    • 11-50 employees  every year

  • specific counseling

    • counseling in case of new machinery, personal protective equipment, specific measurements

    • 2013: 3.753 specific cases


Objectives of auvasicher 1

Objectives of AUVAsicher (1)

  • Essential reduction of the number of workplace accidents and occupational diseases

    • risk orientated approach

    • time spent in SME depending on the risks

    • specific subjects and topics

    • campaign for prevention of skin diseases among hairdressers “Start!Klar”

    • prevention of hand-injuries


Trend of reportable accidents

Trend of Reportable Accidents


Objectives of auvasicher 2

Objectives of AUVAsicher (2)

  • Essential reduction of the number of workplace accidents and occupational diseases

  • Promotion of innovations

  • Substantial reduction of work-related diseases and awareness raising for health promotion at the workplace

  • Reinforcing the market leadership

  • Increasing the consumer satisfaction


Total expenditure

Total Expenditure


Thank you for your attention

Thank you for your attention!

DI Georg Effenberger

[email protected]


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