In 2020, according to the absenteeism report from the Techniker (TK) public health insurance fund for all TK-insured persons at SAP, musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) accounted for 9.3% of all cases of incapacity to work.
SAP developed a comprehensive knowledge database called Safety Toolbox to promote awareness among employees and to avoid MSDs through an ergonomic workplace.
The Safety Toolbox contains resources such as training materials, instructional videos and safety checks. It also includes information on how to set up an ergonomic workplace. For business travellers, advice is offered on all aspects of vehicles, including ergonomic and road-safe adjustment of the driver’s seat and useful ergonomic tips when purchasing a new vehicle. The comprehensive toolbox also includes guidance on how to ensure ergonomic working conditions at the customer’s site.
This project was awarded with the EU Healthy Workplaces Good Practice award 2022.
Level of Education: Continuing vocational education and training
Lead Organisation: SAP