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Document ID (ISN)104357
CIS number 05-530
ISBN(s) 3-89701-784-9
Year 2002
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Beermann B., Henke N., Brenscheidt F., Windel A.
Bundesanstalt für Arbeitsschutz und Arbeitsmedizin
Title Well-being in the office! - Occupational safety and health in office work
Original title Wohlbefinden im Büro! - Arbeits- und Gesundheitsschutz bei der Büroarbeit [in German]
Bibliographic information Wirtschaftsverlag NW, Postfach 10 11 10, 27511 Bremerhaven, Germany, 2002. 30p. Illus. 19 ref.
Internet access http://www.bmwa.bund.de/Inqa/Redaktion/Service/Downloads/wohlbefinden-im-buero-pdf,property=pdf.pdf [in German]
Abstract This booklet provides guidance and proposes basic rules for improving well-being during office work. Details of current regulations are provided, together with a short list of suggested further reading. Topics covered include: work organization (varied work, group work, shift work); sitting posture and ergonomics; lighting (lighting intensity, reflections, visual fatigue); conditions conducive to concentration (noise levels, thermal environment, sick building syndrome); work at screens; advantages of having green plants in the office.
Descriptors (primary) occupational safety and health; stress factors; office work; Germany
Descriptors (secondary) lighting; work organization; noise; plants; work posture; training material; ergonomics; computers; sick building syndrome; thermal environment; visual display terminals
Document type C - Training manuals, audiovisual material
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Mental stress and burnout
Office work
Sick building syndrome