International Seminar of the ISSA

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Organized in collaboration with the ISSA sections:

° Metal Industry
° Electricity
° Machine and System Safety

Main Topics:

Digitalisation – Upgrade for humans or machines
Organise safety – Zero Vision or Vision Zero
Knowledge transfer – Practice… or what makes it perfect?

H.-J. Bischoff, ISSA Section on Machine and System Safety,Mannheim, Germany
Ch. Schenk, AUVA, Vienna, Austria

In collaboration with
A. Causevic, AUVA, Vienna
B. Huber, AUVA, Vienna

Isabella Richtar, Puls 4

Simultaneous interpretation German – English

What can you expect?

Following the concept of the last years, the International Seminar will focus on three central topics, by practicing modern and innovative didactic methods. These three themes are linked within a framework; the invited experts are creatively integrated into an overall choreography. You can expect interesting lectures and interviews, technical discussions and live polls, a raffle and much more!

What will it be about, what is the scope of the international Seminar?

Security specialists, occupational physicians and occupational psychologists in a company are given the task of accompanying the introduction of new digitalisation systems in the company and, against this background, putting the organisational structure and company training on new feet.

11.00–12.30 Session 1:
Digitalisation – Upgrade for humans or machines

Illustration: Michael Hüter

Smart human, cloud internet, artificial intelligence, digital factory, robotics – these and other terms and concepts are having an increased impact in the area of occupational safety. What can we expect from these new technologies? What opportunities and possibilities do they offer? Will work become facilitated for the working population and will algorithms manage dangerous and stressful work in the future? What new, unprecedented and known dangers and threats will we have to deal with? Together with our experts, we will first clarify what we are actually dealing with and in a second step develop strategies for the correct use of the new Technologies.


Interview with the keynote speaker
Ch. Gansch, conductor and producer, Munich, Germany

Systems of digitalisation and occupational safety
R. Pichler, Technical University Graz, Austria

Digitalisation – possibility and threat
G. Loukas, University of Greenwich, London, UK

12.30 – 14.00 Lunch break

14.00–15.30 Session 2:
„Organise safety – Zero Vision or Vision Zero“

Illustration: Michael Hüter

New digitalised systems are to be introduced in the company, causing organisational challenges. What needs to be considered? What are the relevant approaches of the various players in the company – the management, the prevention experts, the system technicians, the affected employees. In the second part of the session the management Systems of ISO 45001 and Vision Zero will be highlighted and compared. The participants will also use “” to convey their opinions and views on various aspects through interactive live polls.


Supporting Compliance – How to motivate Companies to implement more safety and health measures at work?
D. Elsler, European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA), Bilbao, Spain

ISO 45001 – a new way of organising safety and health at work
B. Libowitzky, Austrian Workers’ Compensation Board (AUVA), Vienna, Austria

Developing Safety Culture through a shared Vision (Zero)
C. Moraga, ICSI (Institute for an Industrial Safety Culture), Toulouse, France

15.30 – 16.00 Refresh & Talk: Coffee, tea, cold beverages and brain food

16.00–17.45 Session 3:
„Modern methods of knowledge transfer – Practice…or what makes it perfect?“

Illustration: Michael Hüter

The methods of knowledge transfer and didactic approaches have changed fundamentally in recent years, but how is the development „from the chalk-and-blackboard teaching to webinars“ to be assessed?

But not everything that is old must therefore be outdated, and a nice cover is not always a guarantee for good content. Together with our experts, we will look at the advantages and disadvantages, strengths and weaknesses of various didactic models and concepts.

An overview of didactic possibilities will be given on the Basis of the European Erasmus project „RiskMan“, and participants will also be allowed to reflect and vote on personal favourites and preferences for knowledge Transfer.


Efficiency and (or?) effectiveness – the new safety experts “learning worlds” concept from the IAG
K. Boege, Institute for Work and Health (IAG) of the German Social Accident Insurance (DGUV), Dresden, Germany

Different cultural approaches to concepts of Knowledge transfer
G. Derrick, Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), Leicestershire, UK

RiskMan – new and innovative methods of didactics
L. Kocurkova, Technical University of Ostrava (VŠB), Czech Republic

17.15 – 17.45 Presentation of the best three contributions in the framework of the Forum Prevention
17.45 – 17.45 Thought Experiments Safety I – II, followed by an awarding

17.45 – 17.45 Summary, results & outlook
17.45 – 17.45
H.-J. Bischoff, ISSA Section on Machine und System Safety, Mannheim, Germany
17.45 – 17.45 Ch. Schenk, Austrian Workers‘ Compensation Board (AUVA), Vienna, Austria

Letzte Änderung 26. Februar 2020 13:48 von michelitsch