High physical demands such as heavy lifting and carrying are not limited to the production and construction sectors. They can also be found in the service sector, e.g. in nursing and accommodation and food services. Although some aids are now available to facilitate work, not all adverse working conditions can be eliminated. Working under such conditions can be associated with health impairments. On the basis of BIBB/BAuA Employment Survey 2018, this fact sheet shows how often employed persons are exposed to these conditions and how stressful they feel.
Physically hard work in Germany: still widespread. BIBB/BAuA-Factsheet 27
1. edition. Dortmund: Bundesanstalt für Arbeitsschutz und Arbeitsmedizin 2019. pages 2, PDF file, DOI: 10.21934/baua:facts20191017