Information on campaigns currently in progress

Start of the 2017 measurement campaign: Monday, April 3rd 2017
End of the 2017 measurement campaign: Friday, October 27th 2017

What does a complete GENESIS-UV unit look like?

picture of a case containing measuring equipment

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A complete GENESIS-UV unit (left) and details of the content (right). These resources are available to all participating test subjects for the purpose of autonomous measurement.
Source: IFA

The case housing the GENESIS-UV measurement system contains all the items required for completion of measurement. The heart of the unit is the electronic data logger/dosimeter, which is strapped to the test subject's left upper arm. The tablet PC is used to read the data out of the dosimeter, to relay them to the web server and to document the tasks in a diary. The tablet PC can also be used for private purposes for the duration of the measurement campaign.


What is the reason for measurements of the UV radiation?

In Germany, some 2 to 3 million workers are believed to spend over 75% of their working hours outdoors (Europe: 14.5 million). This proportion of their working hours is an arbitrary threshold, however, since considerable exposure may occur even within a short space of time. The task profile is particularly important in this context. The task profile describes what tasks and periods of time spent outdoors or in a vehicle contribute to exposure, and their relevance to the risk assessment. The task profile also enables the average time spent working outdoors to be estimated.

During the DGUV measurement campaigns employing GENESIS-UV, detailed exposure data are collected for the most diverse of outdoor tasks, and analysed. Since 2014, 800 workers in a number of professions have worn dosimeters on the upper arm each year from the beginning of April to the end of October in order to measure the radiation. As a result, over 3 billion valid data records have been produced to date, equating to well over 80,000 days of measurement.

The measurements will continue this year and in the years to come.

Further information can be found in two brochures (in German):

GENESIS-UV measurement system (PDF, 2.3 MB)

Measurement campaign for skin cancer caused by UV radiation (PDF, 1.4 MB)

Which of the German Social Accident Insurance Institutions have participated or are participating in the measurements with contingents of test subjects?

  • German Social Accident Insurance Institution for the building trade
  • German Social Accident Insurance Institution for the energy, textile, electrical and media products sectors
  • German Social Accident Insurance Institution for the foodstuffs and catering industry
  • German Social Accident Insurance Institution for the trade and distribution industry
  • German Social Accident Insurance Institution for the woodworking and metalworking industries
  • German Social Accident Insurance Institution for the raw materials and chemical industry
  • German Social Accident Insurance Institution for the transport industry
  • German Social Accident Insurance Institution for local authorities in the Hanover region
  • Social insurance for agriculture, forestry and landscaping
  • German Social Accident Insurance Institution for the public sector in Baden-Württemberg
  • German Social Accident Insurance Institution for the public sector in Hesse
  • German Social Accident Insurance Institution for the public sector in North Rhine-Westphalia
  • German Social Accident Insurance Institution for Deutsche Post and Deutsche Telekom (now the German Social Accident Insurance Institution for the transport industry)
  • German Social Accident Insurance Institution for the public sector in Saxony
  • German Social Accident Insurance Institution for the public sector in Saxony-Anhalt
  • German Federal Armed Forces

 

 

Contact

Marc Wittlich

Division 4: Ergonomics, Physical environmental factors

Tel: +49 2241 231-2862
Fax: +49 2241 231-2234


Stephan Westerhausen, B. Sc.

Division 4: Ergonomics, Physical environmental factors

Tel: +49 2241 231-2610
Fax: +49 2241 231-02