The Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA) is led by its president, Isabel Rothe, who is responsible for the scientific divisions "Policy Issues and Programmes", "Products and Work Systems", "Work and Health" and "Hazardous Substances and Biological Agents". Also established as a division of the BAuA is the "Federal Office for Chemicals", which focuses on sovereign tasks under the ambit of chemicals legislation. The sixth division is responsible for transfer management, while the Central Division ensures the BAuA's effective administration. The DASA Working World Exhibition performs a special role by providing its services to a wide audience.
Three committees advise the BAuA on quality assurance:
- The Advisory Board advises the BAuA on fundamental issues and its long-term technical/scientific orientation.
- The main task of the Scientific Advisory Board is quality assurance in research and development, as well as networking activities with the scientific community.
- The DASA Advisory Board is at the BAuA's disposal to provide technical advice on specific issues relating to the DASA Working World Exhibition. Key tasks of the DASA Advisory Board include advising the president of the BAuA and the head of DASA.