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

Practical information

80 % of operating instructions do not
meet the Machinery Directive's
requirements regarding noise
emission declarations.

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


Laws & Regulations

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.

Product Safety Portal of BAuA

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.

Federal office for chemicals


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

Safe Use of Chem­i­cals and Prod­ucts

Innovative materials: assessment of risks

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Work De­sign in the Work­place

Allocation of tasks:
shaping the
interaction between
man and robot

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Work and Health

Mental health:
gaining a better understanding
of the influence
of work

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Changes in the Work­ing World

Solo self-employment:
identifying stresses and resources

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Vater und Tochter besuchen die Farnwelt in der DASA Arbeitswelt Ausstellung

DASA Working World Exhibition

Discover the working world of yesterday, today and tomorrow. An experience spread over a total of 13,000 square metres of exhibition space at the BAuA in Dortmund.

Find out more : DASA Working World Exhibition …