The prevention of work-related musculo-skeletal and cardio-vascular diseases are key research areas at the Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA), due to the high potential for prevention and economic relief for social security systems and companies. These diseases are usually caused by a combination of vocational and extra-vocational factors. Knowledge of their multi-factor origin and the resulting, complex prevention strategies are of particular importance for retaining work and employment capability until pension age in times of demographic change. BAuA is committed to taking the necessary technical and strategic steps to investigate their complex interaction in a systematic manner and to derive sustainable, effective prevention strategies. We sustain multi-disciplinary cooperation in research and development, for political consulting and for knowledge transfer to day-to-day operations and present our issues at a national, European and international level.
We currently focus our work on the following areas:
Research and development