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Unit 2.2 Physical Agents

Within the context of creating safe and healthy products and work systems unit 2.2 concentrates on the physical agents:

  • Noise
  • Optical radiation
  • Electromagnetic fields

Our skilled labour mainly focuses on R&D projects on measurement and assessment methods (emission, immission, exposure) and on questions related to stress and strain caused by physical agents as well as on measures to protect workers from such risks. The division 'Products and Work Systems' runs well equipped laboratories to perform R&D projects regarding optical radiation and noise.

Our R&D results are aimed at advice of the German federal government in terms of physical agents, especially to develop provisions and implement European directives. To put new knowledge into practice we are involved in bodies of the sub-legal standardization and regulatory framework. To support company protagonists associated to occupational health and safety we provide practice oriented information and guidelines tailored to the needs of our specific target groups.


TRD Dr Erik Romanus

Head of Unit 2.2 Physical Agents

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