IGAcheck, published in 2004 in the form of IGA Report 4, has been requested and downloaded from the IGA website numerous times. Feedback has shown however that a number of problems have been encountered during application of the instrument in practice. This situation has necessitated a revision.
A random survey of various user groups revealed the need for an instrument which covers a broad spectrum of use, for example risk evaluation, the re-integration of employees with reduced performance, analysis of the effects of stresses and strains, and in-plant and sector-wide systematic task-specific documentation for the focused prevention of work-related health hazards.
The instrument will be offered in two versions: a short version and a detailed software version. Publication of both versions on the IGA website is planned for April 2009 and in the IGA-Report 19.
-cross sectoral-Type of hazard:
work-related health hazardsCatchwords:
Arbeitsumwelt (Belastungen, Gefährdungen, Expositionen, Risiken), Physische Beanspruchung/Belastung, Psychische Beanspruchung/BelastungDescription, key words:
IGAcheck, IGA Report 4, job demand profile, hazards, stresses and strains, work environment, software