Legal Notice

The Prevention Forum+ (PF+) is a joint effort by the Allgemeine Unfallversicherungsanstalt Österreich (AUVA, Austrian Workers' Compensation Board), the Deutsche Gesetzliche Unfallversicherung (DGUV, German Social Accident Insurance), the Paritätische Komitee im Bauwesen (PKB), and the Schweizer Unfallversicherungsanstalt (Suva, Swiss National Accident Insurance Fund).

The knowledge platform of the PF+ is a search engine that allows you to carry out specific searches for key words in the area of occupational safety and health and then displays the search results by field of law. The searches apply exclusively to quality-controlled websites and data bases.

General responsibility lies with the DGUV; the Managing Director is:

Prof. Karl-Heinz Noetel

Berufsgenossenschaft der Bauwirtschaft
Stabsabteilung PSA und Kooperationen DGUV
Schwarzer Weg 3, 42117 Wuppertal
Tel. +49 (0) 202-398 8200

The Deputy Managing Director is:

Dr. Ursula Schies
Berufsgenossenschaft der Bauwirtschaft
Stabsabteilung PSA und Kooperationen DGUV
Mühlenstr. 2, 79235 Vogtsburg
Tel. +49 (0) 7662-93 669 50




Field of law Cyprus

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The field of law "Cyprus" is represented by the Department of Labour Inspection (Ministry of Labour, Welfare and Social Insurance).


ILO OSH Thesaurus


The semantic net of the Prevention Forum+ knowledge platform is supported by the OSH Thesaurus of the ILO (International Labour Organization).



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The pages of the knowledge platform were designed to be barrier-free. This relates to the content as well as navigation around the Prevention Forum+.
In August 2014 an independent test by the BIK (BITV Test) was implemented to verify accessibility. The test outcome was 93,25 out of a possible 100 points; thus the present website is entitled to a place on the list of 90+ websites.
The test is based on Barrier-Free Information Technology legislation (Verordnung für barrierefreie Informationstechnik, BITV). The test criteria included:

  • Reading out loud, and linear usability:
  • variable and clear representation:
  • Conformity to standards, separation of content and representation;
  • Keyboard operation;
  • Ease of orientation and navigation.

The BITV Test was developed by the BIK Project (“Barrierefrei informieren und kommunizieren:” “informing and communicating without barriers”), which is sponsored by the German Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs.
Please note that Prevention Forum+ is a search engine. Regrettably, we have no influence on the accessibility of individual hits.



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