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The ten occupations with the highest annual exposure values from the 2014 and 2015 measurement campaigns

Since 2014, approximately 800 workers have taken part in the measurements involving GENESIS-UV. As a result, over 3 billion valid data records have been produced to date, equating to well over 80,000 days of measurement. Almost 100 different occupations/occupational activity groups have been studied.

Results have already been presented for 2014 and 2015; analysis for 2016 is still in progress.

Consideration of the ten occupations with the highest radiation exposure reveals that many are found in the construction sector, but some also in the raw materials extraction sector. A surprising observation was that the agricultural professions, such as farmers on arable farms of various sizes, are not among the most highly exposed professions. A common outcome of all analyses is however that the task profiles describing the professions are the decisive factor. The occupations and tasks studied to date can be queried in a database.

Open catalogue of tasks (German)

What however is the situation in the individual vocational sectors? Graphs can be downloaded here:

Agricultural sector (JPG, 717 kB)

Construction sector (JPG, 1.2 MB)

Raw materials extraction (JPG, 531 kB)

Services (JPG, 778 kB)

Transport (JPG, 634 kB)


Marc Wittlich

Division 4: Ergonomics, Physical environmental factors

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