The Strategic Communication Staff Unit is in charge of external communication work for the Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (Bundesanstalt für Arbeitsschutz und Arbeitsmedizin, BAuA) and performs knowledge and practice transfer functions.
It engages with the media, manages BAuA's web presence, and coordinates the Federal Institute's extensive publishing activities. These include in particular editing and producing publications such as the annual report, the quarterly journal baua: Aktuell, and reports based on academic work carried out at BAuA. The Federal Institute issues numerous specialist publications, including fact sheets, brochures, books, and online publications, some of which are released in collaboration with third-party publishers or other institutions, and some published by BAuA itself.
The staff unit's central Website Editorial Team is responsible for administering the website www.baua.de - from the creation and maintenance of content to decisions about technological issues and the site's organisation. Furthermore, information on safety and health at work is provided for the public via a number of specialised websites dedicated to specific topics.