Dipl.-Ing. Klaus Wittig heads the Safety Testing Centre of the Austrian Workers' Compensation Board (AUVA) that examines and certifies personal protective equipment, such as helmets, protective footwear and fall protection safeguards. Wittig sees work primarily as collaboration. The establishment of personal relations is a key factor for success, satisfaction and pleasure in work for him. The graduate industrial engineer has more than 25 years of experience in the field of workplace safety, prevention and management systems for occupational health and safety.
He sees standards as a common language for all stakeholders seriously dealing with a subject. Wittig is a co-founder of the Austrian Rope Access and Rigging Association (OEHRV) and a member of the Presidential Council of Austrian Standards.