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Climate Change and Safety at Work Climate change is focussing attention on key OSH issues

Climate change is throwing new light on key issues in occupational safety and health (OSH). This is true of physical factors in the work environment just as much it is for occupational conditions, infectious diseases, and hazardous substances.

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60 % of the weight is borne by each person when two workers carry a load together.

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Ap­pli­ca­tion-​safe Chem­i­cals and Prod­ucts

Innovative Materials and New Production Processes: Safety in the Life Cycle and Industrial Value Creation

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Work De­sign in the Work­place

Practical Approach for Sound Prediction on the Basis of Noise Emission Data

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Work and Health

Mental illness in the working environment and return to work

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The Chang­ing World of Work

Working time reporting for Germany: scientific analyses on current topics

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Fo­cus: Safe­ty and Health in the Dig­i­tal World of Work

Working from home and mobile working: Ensuring safety and health holistically

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