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Return to Work (RTW) and Operational Integration Management (OIM) Returning successfully and sustainably to work after long-term sickness

What helps employees return successfully and sustainably to work? BAuA has been researching RTW, OIM, and the organisation of reintegration processes in Germany.

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BAuA's research aims to ensure a safe and healthy working environment that is adapted to the needs of humans.

Practical information

+26°C is the highest air temperature normally allowed in workspaces.

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The German Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health offers selected publications in English.

Product Safety

Both in the workplace and in our day-to-day lives, we use many different everyday items and technical work equipment. To protect our safety and health, it is essential that products be fully developed, well thought-out and properly tested and, as far as possible, inherently safe and user-friendly.

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Chemicals & Biocides

The Federal Office for Chemicals (BfC) at BAuA is responsible for the implementation of regulations in chemicals law. Find out what BfC is doing to protect people, animals and the environment from hazardous chemicals.

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The helpdesk provides information and support with the registration, evaluation and authorisation as well as the classification and labelling of chemicals.

Ap­pli­ca­tion-​safe Chem­i­cals and Prod­ucts

Development of a procedure for the toxicological testing of fibrous materials

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Work De­sign in the Work­place

Practice-oriented simplification of noise emission measurement methods

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Work and Health

Evaluation of the Early Intervention at the Workplace
(FRIAA) study

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The Chang­ing World of Work

European Business Survey: Results show importance of training opportunities

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Fo­cus: Safe­ty and Health in the Dig­i­tal World of Work

Legal framework for making available autonomous and AI systems

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