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Climate at the Workstation

Recommendations for a safe and healthy climate in the world of work

A climate at the workstation corresponding to the needs of human beings will result in a sustainably positive effect on health, performance, satisfaction, and well-being. Climate conditions that are too hot or too cold may have adverse effects on health.

Worker on a smelting furnace © Uwe Völkner, Fotoagentur FOX

Employees are exposed to different physical factors at the workstation. Employer and employee will obtain information on requirements regarding the workstation climate, the legal situation, and possible protective measures for special climate conditions below.

During summer, the air temperatures at working spaces such as offices, stores, or workshops may increase to "disadvantageous" values causing employees to suffer from the heat. The consequences include reduced performance and motivation, fatigue and lacks of concentration, up to an increased emission of sweat and cardiovascular strains. Studies demonstrate a significantly increased risk of accidents.

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Research Projects

Project numberF 2475 StatusOngoing Project Interactions of indoor climate, noise and lighting in workplaces - Scoping Review and exploratory data analysis (Interactions working environment)

Find out more : Interactions of indoor climate, noise and lighting in workplaces - Scoping Review and exploratory data analysis (Interactions working environment) …

Project numberF 2299 StatusOngoing Project Impact of AmI-based-ventilation and air conditioning machines (RLT) on indoor climate applied on the phenomenon "dry climate" - AmI-based regulation of indoor climate

Find out more : Impact of AmI-based-ventilation and air conditioning machines (RLT) on indoor climate applied on the phenomenon "dry climate" - AmI-based regulation of indoor climate …

Project numberF 2039 StatusCompleted Project Assessment of the thermal stress in working premises where there are elevated outdoor temperatures

Find out more : Assessment of the thermal stress in working premises where there are elevated outdoor temperatures …