Unit 1.5 is tasked with generating knowledge on the nature, degree of implementation, and impact of structures and strategies in occupational safety and health (OSH) as well as with utilising these findings for workplace and policy action.
In doing so, the unit exploits synergies between its topics "Organisation of Workplace OSH" and "General Office of the National OSH Conference".
For example, implementation and evaluation results from the Joint German Occupational Safety and Health Strategy (Gemeinsame Deutsche Arbeitsschutzstrategie, GDA) are used to derive research projects. In turn, via policy advice processes, the results of these projects influence the further conceptual further development of the rules and regulations on OSH organisation in the workplace, as well as the continuation of the GDA.
The unit's work currently focuses on the following areas: