Workplace design

Microclimate and workplaces

The Legislative Decree n° 81/2008 classifies microclimate as a physical agent, for which risk assessment is mandatory. The term “microclimate” stands for a set of four parameters (air temperature, average radiant temperature, air speed and relative humidity), characterizing an environment from a thermal point of view. This Factsheet shows how to assess the risks related to microclimate in moderate work environments and in hot or cold severe ones.

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Dust control!

Ben and Becky work together in a bakery and find themselves in a flour dust-competition. Flour dust arises when working in the bakery. It strains the airways and can at worst cause respiratory diseases and skin problems. Health hazards due to flour dust can be significantly reduced by preventive action. Therefore in this flour dust-competition points are earned for the right, low-dust working methods.

Ben and Becky show you how it works!

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Laser equipment in the workplace: safe usage

Lasers are sources of optical monochromatic and coherent radiation: this equipment has a high degree of technological diversification and many applications that are related on the wavelength used and the power emission; besides lasers emit continuous or pulsed radiation and can propagate in free or guided modality.

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Occupational Exposure Limits

Occupational exposure limits (OELs) are important evaluation criteria for determining possible exposure of dangerous chemical substances and the appropriate technical, organisational, and, in certain cases, personal protective measures at the workplace. Depending on the hazard potential of substances or on the possible exposure route, different states and communities have developed different procedures for determining limit values and additional notations.

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Working with Visual Display Units (VDUs)

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Prevention in the office goes online with the FCOS Box

The FCOS Box (www.fcos-box.ch) provides a virtual tour of various office situations that deal with the following areas: “Working ergonomically”, “Accident prevention”, “Setting up the office” and “Office planning”. With a generous dash of humour, the two characters Sophie and Alex show how health and safety in the office can be improved with relatively little effort.

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Heat

How can an enterprise quickly and simply evaluate if a work activity causes heat stress? The brochure offers a short and practice-oriented observation procedure for hazard evaluation and measures for the protection of the staff against heat stress.

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Daylight at the workplace

Why is daylight important for our health? How may daylight be beneficially used at the workplace? These questions and others are answered in the new information leaflet which puts into effect the Arbeitsstättenverordnung (German Workplace Ordinance) as far as daylight is concerned.


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Climate in the office

Why is it just in winter that the air in the office is dry? What is the possible benefit of ventilation and air-conditioning systems? What is the "sickbuilding syndrome"? These questions and others are answered in the information leaflet „Klima im Büro – Antworten auf die häufigsten Fragen“ (climate in the office - answers to the most frequently asked questions).


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Climate in the vehicle

With increasing heat strain in the interior of a vehicle, the number of road accidents increases. This paper provides enterprises with easily comprehensible and practical advice on climate, advantegous air quality and air-conditioning in commercially used vehicles.


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Evaluation of the room climate

The brochure offers practical help in the evaluation of the room climate and possible solutions for the removal or reduction of problems arising from the room climate.


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Welding fumes

The richly illustrated brochure that is presented here offers answers to the most frequently asked questions on the safe and economic avoidance of welding fumes at the workplace. 

 

 

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Electromagnetic fields and implants

Generation, distribution and use of electrical energy and  wireless communication equipment give rise to electromagnetic  fields - in private as well as in professional life.  A poster and a flyer inform in a clear and brief way on hazards and preventive measures in connection with implants.

 

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