Abroad|04/08/23

AUSTRIA: Labour inspectorate tackles violence in the workplace

Home > The news of EUROGIP and occupational risks in Europe > AUSTRIA: Labour inspectorate tackles violence in the workplace

In 2023-2024, the Labour Inspectorate’s priority objective is to support companies in protecting employees against violence in the workplace and to deal with incidents appropriately.

Violence in the workplace – whether physical, psychological or sexual – can take many forms. In addition to physical injuries, it is above all the psychological after-effects that can be detrimental to employees. The Labour Inspectorate is therefore keen to help companies introduce preventive measures. More than sixty labour inspectors have been trained nationwide. Comprehensive information aimed at employers, managers and employees aims to raise awareness of forms of violence at work and, where necessary, to improve health and safety at work accordingly.

The Labour Inspectorate has worked closely with other judicial bodies dealing with violence. Particular emphasis is placed on the important role of assessment in ensuring that there is no risk of violence leading to danger in the workplace.

To find out more

Discover other news

News

05/04/24

The EUROGIP Annual Report 2023 is online

“2020 was an unprecedented year for everyone”, says Raphaël Haeflinger, Director of EUROGIP. Indeed, the health crisis had an obvious impact on achievement of the objectives initially planned. It also led us to innovate in work processes to ensure the continuation of our numerous activities.

Community news

27/03/24

Artificial intelligence: MEPs adopt “historic” law

On 13 March, the European Parliament adopted by a very large majority the world's first “binding” regulation on artificial intelligence, based on the draft presented by the European Commission in April 2021. The Council must now formally adopt it.

Abroad

27/03/24

DENMARK: A tool for creating a good working environment

An assessment of the working environment is an annual legal requirement for all companies with employees. Various tools are available, including the online tool developed in 2019 by experts at the Danish Working Environment Authority: the APV (arbejdspladsvurdering).