Sustainability in schools and education means running educational institutions in a sustainable way - taking care of resources, a safe and healthy work and learning environment, being climate neutral and being aware of environmental impacts, but it can be much more.
Read more … Education for sustainability
Occupational hygiene can mean much more than "just" hygiene - but in times of the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, hygiene itself gains very high importance. Find a selection of examples of good practice from our database dealing with this topic.
Read more … Corona / pandemics
Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are one of the most common work-related ailments. They affect millions of workers. MSDs are causing workers to leave the workforce early, which is a human and a financial burden.
But the numbers of MSDs among children and adolescents as well as young workers are also already worryingly high.
Read more … Ergonomics in education and training / at work
It all starts at school: learning how to read and to write, how to calculate and many other things. This is important, indeed, but no less important are knowledge about safety and health acquired in a safe and healthy learning environment.
Read more … Safe and healthy school / preschool / university
The basic task of safety and health education is the prevention of accidents. This can be done by raising awareness for physical and psychosocial risks and hazards, teaching workers about safety signs, safe and healthy behavior or protective equipment, and more. The ideal target is, of course, “Vision Zero” – no severe accidents and health impairment at work and at home any more.
Read more … Accident prevention / risk assessment
The protection of and awareness for mental health of children, young people and adults is important at all stages of an occupational career, starting at school and vocational school, for all kinds of students, workers or employees.
Read more … Mental health and psychosocial risks
Young people are the future of the world of work. At the same time, this group of students, apprentices and young workers, is more at risk than other groups.
Read more … Youth / young workers
To focus on sustainable work and healthy ageing from the beginning of working life highlights the importance of risk prevention throughout a person’s career.
Read more … Healthy aging
From our first cry to our last moan, we are exposed to sounds of all kinds. These may be nice sounds, gentle or loud, it may be music, but it may as well be noise - traffic-, environmental- or work-related noise.
Read more … Noise, sound and listening
Many workers at the same site, heavy loads lifted and moved, risky materials being handled, unhealthy work-techniques and machines of different kinds that are used by workers at construction sites. This makes this work surrounding more dangerous and risky. So, issues of safety and health have a special importance in this work sector.
Read more … Construction safety and health
Asbestos fibers can cause serious illnesses, including malignant lung cancer, mesothelioma (a formerly rare cancer strongly associated with exposure to amphibole asbestos), and asbestosis (a type of pneumoconiosis).
Read more … Asbestos
Drug addiction and drug prevention can cause huge problems in different ways. This is why drug prevention is so important.
Read more … Drug prevention
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