|Document ID (ISN)||109255|
|Convention or series no.
||Beermann B., Henke N., Brenscheidt F., Windel A.
Bundesanstalt fŘr Arbeitsschutz und Arbeitsmedizin
||Well-being in the office - Health and safety at work in the office
||Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Postfach 17 02 02, 44061 Dortmund, Germany, 2nd ed., 2005. 36p. Illus. 4 ref.
||http://www.baua.de/nn_21604/de/Publikationen/Broschueren/A10,xv=vt.pdf [in English]
||In contrast to popular opinion, office work is not stress free. Office work can result in headaches, back disorders, inflammation of the wrist, eye complaints and mental illnesses. This booklet outlines ways to implement office workplace health promotion measures. In chapters on subjects such as mixed work, sitting postures and working with computers, it describes the risks and stressors in office work and offers practical solutions. Checklists allow readers to conduct an initial assessment of their own working environment. It includes references to regulations as well as further in-depth literature.
||occupational hygiene; office work; conditions of work; Germany
||welfare facilities; public OSH institutions; equipment layout; sitting posture; mental health; safety guides; premises; man-computer interfaces; sick building syndrome; stress factors; check lists; workbreaks
||F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
|Country / State or Province||Germany|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations
Stress, psychosocial factors
Sick building syndrome