§ The law on ergonomics
Act on the Implementation of Measures of Occupational Safety and Health to Encourage Improvements in the Safety and Health Protection of Workers at Work (ArbSchG): This law stipulates how occupational safety measures are to be implemented, guaranteed and improved. Ordinance on Workplaces (ArbStättV)
: The Ordinance on Workplaces tipulates in detail how a workplace should be set up. The most important points are: Appendix 6, Measures for the Design of DSE Workstations, Section 3, Risk Assessment, Section 3a, Setting up and Operating Workplaces, Section 4, Special Requirements for the Operation of Workplaces, Section 5, Protection of Non-Smokers and Section 6, Instructions for Workers.DIN EN ISO 10075
: This standardapplies internationally and shows the ergonomic principles regarding mental workload and stress in detail.DIN EN ISO 9241
: This standard is known as the “human-computer interaction” standard. It regulates the ergonomic requirements for office work with visual display terminals.
If you have any questions relating to ergonomics including its design and implementation, please request a confidential meeting with your occupational health professional, safety representative or a certified ergonomics consultant.