Committee on Workplaces (ASTA)
The ASTA develops and supervises the Technical Rules for Workplaces (ASR) on the Workplaces Regulation (ArbStättV).
The activities of the committee are carried out by the Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health in accordance with section 7 of the Workplaces regulation.
The tasks of the ASTA include
- determining the appropriate rules and other scientific knowledge for the safety and health of workers in workplaces, in accordance with the state of the art, occupational medicine and hygiene,
- determining rules and findings on how to meet the requirements of this regulation and making recommendations for further measures to ensure safety and protect the health of workers and
- advising the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs on all matters relating to the safety and health of workers in workplaces.
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Unit 2.4 "Workplaces, Safety of Machinery, Operational Safety"