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Unit 1.2 Monitoring Working Conditions

An efficient monitoring system represents the basis for mapping changes in the world of work and the associated challenges for R&D and implementation activities. In the area of monitoring working conditions, the group prepares an annual work environment report on "Health and Safety at Work" (SuGA) on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (BMAS). The brochure "A changing world of work", for example, which contains an extract of the basic data published in SuGA in simplified form, is derived from this report.

In addition, about every six years the group carries out an employment survey (BIBB/BAuA Employment Survey) in cooperation with the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB). Here, 20,000 employees are interviewed by telephone on their work and vocational qualifications. The main topics for the Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA) in this survey are working conditions in a wide sense and health complaints.

In addition, the group maintains a website on demographic change in the world of work that was developed together with other governmental research institutes. This provides a data-based overview of important subject areas of demographic change: population, training and education, labour market, working conditions, health and work in old age.


WissD'in Anke Siefer

Head of Unit 1.2 Monitoring Working Conditions

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