Table of contents:
- Occupational medicine: health protection in the company
- Areas of responsibility
- Occupational medicine in the company
Video: Occupational Medicine
Occupational medicine: health protection in the company
Occupational physicians have supportive and advisory tasks towards employers and employees, but also towards staff bodies and safety representatives, some of which are enshrined in law. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Act (ASchG), employers are obliged to ensure the safety and health protection of their employees. For this purpose, so-called preventive services, i.e. occupational physicians for occupational medical care and safety specialists for safety-related matters, must be appointed. Occupational physicians have special training and support and advise in the areas of health protection,humane work design and health promotion related to working conditions.
- Continue reading
- more on the subject
- Advice, downloads & tools
The occupational physicians regularly inspect the workplaces, are in constant contact with all those affected and work closely with the safety specialist in the company and, if necessary, with other specialists.
Areas of responsibility
The area of responsibility of occupational physicians includes, among other things:
- The prevention and analysis of work-related health problems and occupational diseases,
- the ergonomic and work psychological design of workplaces and processes as well as work organization based on the latest scientific findings,
- the assessment and reduction of hazards and burdens through a solution-oriented approach,
- the permanent integration of the chronically ill or people with special needs and
- occupational health surveillance.
Occupational medicine in the company
Employers can appoint occupational physicians in the following ways and thus fulfill their legal obligations:
- As doctors employed in the company (in-house occupational physicians),
- as external occupational physicians,
- by working with an occupational health center or
- with a prevention center run by the accident insurance institutions in workplaces with up to 50 employees.
Note The labor inspectorate provides an up-to-date list of occupational health centers.
- Austrian Society for Occupational Medicine
Popular by topic
Although many health problems are caused or aggravated by the job, only very specific illnesses are actually considered to be occupational diseases
What is meant by complementary medicine or alternative medicine? Read about the different forms and methods here
Kneipp medicine uses treatments from the five pillars of naturopathy. The aim is to increase the immune system through natural therapies and to promote a healthy lifestyle
Medicinal product, drug, drug substance, active ingredient, manufacture, approval, treatment
Checklist medicine cabinetFrom eye drops to bandages: a well-stocked medicine cabinet helps to relieve unpleasant complaints quickly and to treat minor injuries properly. The Austrian Chamber of Pharmacists gives the following recommendations for the general equipment of a house pharmacy:navigation Continue readingmore on the subjectAdvice, downloads & toolsdrugBandagesOther utensilsHints and tips for your medicine cabinetdrugPain reliever tabletsAntipyret