AfAMed develops and supervises the Occupational Medical Rules (AMR) for the Ordinance on Occupational Health Care (ArbMedVV).
Since its inception in 2009, the Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA) has been managing the business of the Committee on Occupational Medicine (AfAMed).
The committee, which is composed of representatives of employers, trade unions, state authorities, statutory accident insurers and other persons from science and practice, advises the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (BMAS) on all issues of medical occupational safety and health.
According to section 9 subsection 3 ArbMedVV, AfAMed has the following tasks:
The Committee works closely with the other committees at the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs. The Work Programme of the Committee for Occupational Medicine is coordinated with the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs.
The constituent meeting for the first appointment period took place on 19 March 2009 in Berlin. On 9 May 2019, AfAMed entered the third appointment period with a constituent meeting.
With the Ordinance on Occupational Health Care (ArbMedVV), entered into force on 24 December 2008 and last amended on 23 October 2013, the corner stone for the committee on occupational medicine was laid at the Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs (BMAS). The aim of the ordinance (according to section 1 of the ArbMedVV) is to recognise and prevent work-related illnesses including occupational diseases at an early stage through measures of occupational health care. At the same time, occupational health care should contribute to the maintenance of employability and the further development of occupational health protection.
The tasks of AfAMed are professionally prepared by 3 subcommittees (UA):
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