The Occupational Medicine Missions: Promotion of health and well-being
In Luxembourg, a legal framework to monitor the health and wellbeing of employees at the workplace was adopted as recently as 1994. The ASTF was accordingly set up on 1 December 1994. Far from confining itself to the legal framework, over the years the ASTF has developed a wide range of services for businesses in order to help them to promote the health, safety and wellbeing of their employees.
The statutory obligations which the employer must observe and which are defined in the Law of 17 June 1994 on Occupational Health and Safety include medical examinations upon recruitment, medical examinations when work is resumed after an extended illness, an ergonomic study of workplaces, the listing of workplaces involving risks and the organisation of first aid.
Both primary and secondary prevention are also part of its obligations. The ASTF offers training and information programmes on psycho-social risks, burn-out, communication and many other subjects relating to health and well-being at work.
We also take care of employees with work-related health problems (burn out, invalidity, mobbing, post-traumatic syndrome) and support them in their recovery process.
Advices on the Ergonomics of Working Environments are provided to employees of member companies. During consultations in the event of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), the ASTF provides personalised analyses of workstations.
Eyesight tests are stipulated in the law for employees working on computer screens. We intervene directly in companies to examine employees' eyesight.
We also provide the ASTF Prevention service ; this arranges health check-ups.
The ASTF Prevention team is also responsible for organising other activities designed to promote health and wellbeing at the workplace, such as conferences, health days, prevention of the cardiovascular risk in companies.
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