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Research on corona in the world of work

Results from BAuA's research into OSH and infection control measures in organisations

The Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (Bundesanstalt für Arbeitsschutz und Arbeitsmedizin, BAuA) has conducted a range of projects investigating occupational safety and health (OSH) and infection control activities during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. Overall, it is apparent not only that most organisations have taken comprehensive OSH and infection control measures, but in particular that the collaboration seen between all the actors on the ground has helped society cope with the problems thrown up by the pandemic. Apart from this, the results point to job-specific differences in infection risk and the implementation of protective measures.

The experience of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic is to be drawn on in particular to further develop workplace OSH interventions. For instance, lessons learned from BAuA’s research fed into the position paper recently published by the Council of the Working World (Rat der Arbeitswelt). Prepared jointly by BAuA and the Institute for Employment Research (Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung, IAB), this position paper highlights the challenges currently being faced and formulates recommendations for the design of workplaces as social loci once the pandemic is over.

Research Projects

Project numberF 2545 StatusOngoing Project Work related investigation of the rate of SARS-CoV-2 infected and Post-COVID symptomatic people based on data of the health authorities in Thuringia

Find out more : Work related investigation of the rate of SARS--Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome-CoV-2--Coronavirus 2 infected and Post-COVID symptomatic people based on data of the health authorities in Thuringia …

Project numberF 2541 StatusOngoing Project Interventions focusing on work organisation as a part of pandemic management in inpatient care services

Find out more : Interventions focusing on work organisation as a part of pandemic management in inpatient care services …

Project numberF 2527 StatusOngoing Project Indoor air flow, aerosol spread and transmission of SARS-CoV-2 for selected ventilation concepts

Find out more : Indoor air flow, aerosol spread and transmission of SARS-CoV-2 for selected ventilation concepts …

Project numberF 2516 StatusCompleted Project Stigmatization associated with SARS-CoV-2 in the occupational setting: Summary of the state of knowledge and interview study

Find out more : Stigmatization associated with SARS-CoV-2 in the occupational setting: Summary of the state of knowledge and interview study …

Project numberF 2515 StatusCompleted Project Analysis of job-related health effects of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic based on the National Cohort in Germany (NAKO Health Study)

Find out more : Analysis of job-related health effects of the SARS--Severe acute respiratory syndrome-CoV--Corona virus-2 pandemic based on the National Cohort in Germany (NAKO Health Study) …

Project numberF 2514 StatusCompleted Project Establishments in the COVID 19 crisis (BeCovid Study)

Find out more : Establishments in the COVID 19 crisis (BeCovid Study) …

Project numberF 2513 StatusCompleted Project Evaluation of SARS-CoV-2 OSH Measures

Find out more : Evaluation of SARS-CoV-2 OSH Measures …

Project numberF 2546 StatusOngoing Project Characterisation of bioaerosols in the fine dust fraction of indoor air

Find out more : Characterisation of bioaerosols in the fine dust fraction of indoor air …

Project numberF 2405 StatusCompleted Project Evaluation of optical measurement devices for the determination of particulate hazardous substances at workplaces

Find out more : Evaluation of optical measurement devices for the determination of particulate hazardous substances at workplaces …

Project numberF 2543 StatusOngoing Project Home office during and after the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic: introduction and expansion of new arrangements

Find out more : Home office during and after the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic: introduction and expansion of new arrangements …

Project numberF 2541 StatusOngoing Project Interventions focusing on work organisation as a part of pandemic management in inpatient care services

Find out more : Interventions focusing on work organisation as a part of pandemic management in inpatient care services …

Scientific publications

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