The Institute for Work and Health of the German Social Accident Insurance (IAG) is a part of the DGUV Academy in Dresden. Since 2001, we have been promoting safety and health at the workplace by:
In our seminars, we use practical facilitiesin order to promote relevance to action on the ground. In the practical facilities, work situations and processes are analysed, evaluated and improved by the trainees.
On behalf of the accident insurance institutions, we also advise member companies and conduct research and development projects. Like those of training and consultancy, these tasks are geared exclusively to practical application.
The IAG's work is project-oriented and interdisciplinary. The methods employed focus not on technology or processes, but on the situations and behaviour of human beings at work.
Teams of researchers and lecturers from 22 disciplines are able to call upon the full range of methods and knowledge from the spheres of work organization, commerce, occupational medicine, psychology and the social sciences, education, law, the natural sciences and engineering.