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Applicable measurement procedures for risk assessments of physical agents

Project number: F 2254 Institution: Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA) Status: Ongoing Project Planned end: 2017-11-30


Quite often during risk assessment the analysis and assessment of present environmental factors like noise, climate and lighting is accomplished to an inappropriate extent due to an inappropriate use of both measurement procedures and -equipment. Furthermore resources (i.e. staff with specialised knowledge, proper equipment, time) are not available to a satisfying extent. As a consequence the analysis and assessment of present environmental factors has often to be omitted or risks are assessed either vaguely or incorrectly. In order to improve these shortcomings the following issues are part and parcel of this project packet:

  • With regards to the requirements of everyday practice the complex measurement procedures described in the non-legislative regulations and in standardisation are to be transferred into simpler procedures. The aim is to develop a practical measurement method that enables an efficient, accurate and above all science-based analysis and assessment of risks
  • The checking and assessing of measurement equipment in terms of adherence to measuring tolerances and usability
  • The development of compact guidelines that provide the user with sufficient information on which measurement equipment and -procedure to use in order to assess the risks of environmental conditions.

Our main target group are employers, employees that are in charge of the accomplishment of risk assessment as well as purchasers and procurement managers of measurement equipment.


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