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Decision Aids for purchasing safe and healthy Products

Not enough thought is currently given to safety and health factors when selecting and buying products.

One of the research projects supported by the Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA) involved the preparation of example checklists for selected products, allowing the systematic assessment of these products with regard to their safe and healthy design. The checklists are based on specific definitions of product-related hazards and occupational safety and health requirements. These were identified by conducting research into laws, regulations, standards and specialist literature before being weighted using specific evaluation methods.

An overview of selected approval marks and quality seals was also drawn up in relation to product properties that are relevant to safety and health.

For the example checklists for selected products and the overview of selected approval marks and quality seals please refer to our German Website.