As part of their engaging podcast series focused on occupational safety and health (OSH), our official campaign partner for the 2023-25 Healthy Workplaces Campaign ‘Safe and healthy work in the digital age’, Pioniere der Prävention, has recently released an episode that dives into critical aspects of workplace safety and health amid digitalisation. This episode specifically centres around the campaign kick-off event in Austria.
Listeners are treated to an audio journey to the kick-off, where they have an opportunity to absorb exciting presentations, informative discussions, and ultimately, gain the host's perspective on the tasks and skills required in the area of prevention. The podcast features valuable perspectives from a lineup of esteemed experts, including Sascha Wischniewski from the German Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA), Jörg Flecker from the University of Vienna, Roland Sommer, Managing Director of the Austrian Platform Industry 4.0, Geronimo Grieger from the Austrian Central Labour Inspectorate, also Martina Häckel-Bucher representing the Austrian focal point, among others.
Following a brief overview of the campaign itself, outlining its five priority areas and the plethora of resources available on the campaign website, such as materials, study results, and good practices, the host reveals important insights shared by the speakers, which, notably, relate to the implications of digitalisation on the world of work, underlining the challenges and opportunities it brings forth. The discussion also encompasses real-life instances of technology application and underscores the pivotal role played by prevention specialists in offering support to employees affected by the ongoing digital transformation.
As the campaign gains momentum, the podcast emerges as a crucial tool for disseminating knowledge and fostering discourse surrounding the creation of safe and healthy working environments in a time characterised by rapid technological advancements.
The full episode in German is available on a dedicated platform.