Occupational Health Management

The holistic occupational health management (Betriebliches Gesundheitsmanagment, BGM) aims to significantly promote and maintain the well-being of all employees.

It covers various areas, such as occupational safety, ergonomics, occupational integration management after a long illness, social interaction, healthy nutrition, a respectful management style, or the bright and modern institute building. All these measures can be preventive and corrective and focus both on the conditions existing in the institut and on the behaviour and awareness of individual employees.

The BGM was introduced in 2018 in cooperation with the Techniker-Krankenkasse health insurance. Since then, the BGM has been managed and continuously developed by the BGM coordinators (bgm(at)age.mpg.de).

Our offers

The offers at our institute currently include

  • measures for a good work-life balance
  • mental health first aiders programme
  • possibility for internal mediation
  • annual health days
  • yoga classes & back courses
  • regular sports activities
  • workshops on various topics (stress management, time management, work-life balance, mindfulness, resilience, sleep, ergonomics)
  • fitness center discount
  • healthy food offer in our canteen
  • light therapy lamps, sittnes chairs and standing desk attachments
  • fully equipped social room and literature on health related topics
     

Psychosocial counseling

All employees of our institute have the opportunity to contact an external psychosocial counseling center in case of psychological crisis or stressful challenges (both private or professional). This service is anonymous and free of charge and available either by telephone or through individual, personal appointments.

The BGM steering group

The BGM coordinators are supported by a steering group. With this groups, current topics, bigger events and the introduction of new, health-promoting offers are discussed, planned and organized.
In order to find optimal BGM measures for all our employees, the steering group relies on the results of surveys and constant, personal exchanges with the employees. In this way, suitable measures for improving and maintaining health and well-being in the workplace can be implemented and continuously developed.

We are always happy to welcome new, motivated employees to the steering group of the occupational health management!