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Document ID (ISN)109255
CIS number 09-108
ISBN(s) 3-88261-469-9
Year 2005
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Beermann B., Henke N., Brenscheidt F., Windel A.
Bundesanstalt fŘr Arbeitsschutz und Arbeitsmedizin
Title Well-being in the office - Health and safety at work in the office
Bibliographic information Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Postfach 17 02 02, 44061 Dortmund, Germany, 2nd ed., 2005. 36p. Illus. 4 ref.
Internet access http://www.baua.de/nn_21604/de/Publikationen/Broschueren/A10,xv=vt.pdf [in English]
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) occupational hygiene; office work; conditions of work; Germany
Descriptors (secondary) 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
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Physiology, ergonomics
Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Office work
Sick building syndrome