Committee on Occupational Safety (ABS)
The advisory body of the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (BMAS) on the operational safety ordinance, the ordinance on occupational health and safety concerning noise and vibration protection, the occupational safety and health ordinance on artificial optical radiation, and the occupational safety and health ordinance on electromagnetic fields
The Committee on Occupational Safety has been set up at the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs for advice on safety and health protection in the use of work equipment, noise and vibration-related hazards, artificial optical radiation and electromagnetic fields. This committee is made up of professional representatives from the public and private sectors, private employers, state authorities, trade unions, statutory accident insurers, authorized supervisory bodies and the scientific community.
Pursuant to section 21 of the Operational Safety Ordinance, the Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA) conducts the affairs of the Committee.
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