Information on the work programme organisation of the Joint German Occupational Safety and Health Strategy (GDA)
A healthy workforce is more productive and less likely to cause downtime – the benefits of a workplace designed for health and safety are clear. So that businesses can guarantee that occupational safety and health conditions for their staff are maintained and continuously improved, they need a good, functioning OSH organisation. This is all the more effective if it is closely integrated in company processes and decisions.
The GDA work programme organisation helps businesses analyse and improve their internal OSH organisation. The focus is on two areas:
The programme is implemented with a combination of information, advice and supervisory measures. Every business is different, which means the activities must be individually tailored.
The GDA designed ORGAcheck primarily for small and medium-sized enterprises in order to enable them to anonymously evaluate their own OSH organisation. It provides them with an easy-to-use tool for checking their OSH organisation and improving it if necessary. The check allows them to specifically identify weaknesses in the OSH organisation and initiate the necessary improvements. It can also be used for evaluating suppliers, partner companies and contractors.
The internet tool not only includes checklists, but also explanations, information and help. It also enables businesses to compare themselves to other companies (benchmarking).
To find out more or to take part, go to www.gda-orgacheck.de
You can also obtain printed copies of the german version of the ORGAcheck from the ordering service Up to 10 copies come free of charge. For larger quantities, only the postal charges are billed - GDA-ORGAcheck itself is free. The English Version of the ORGAcheck can be downloaded from www.gda-orgacheck.de