Reports 2005 to 2006

Effectiveness of measures to prevent needlestick injuries among employees in health professions (Report)
Abstract : The pathogens of greatest concern that may be transmitted by a needlestick injury (NSI) are hepatitis B (HBV), hepatitis C (HCV), and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). The objective of ...
Exposure to quartz at the workplace (BGIA-Report 8/2006e)
Abstract : The aim of this report from the BGIA – Institute for Occupational Safety and Health of the German Social Accident Insurance is to present summarised information on respirable quartz dust ...
Self-tests for microprocessors incorporating safety functions or: "Quo vadis, fault?" (BGIA-Report 7/2006e)
Summary: The increasingly widespread use of microprocessors in safety-related products such as controls and sensors has led to particular requirements being placed upon their safety. The response ...
Effects of vibration at workplaces – Characteristic values of hand-arm and whole-body vibration (IFA Report 6/2006e)
Abstract : The effects of vibration when working with handheld and hand-guided devices (Hand-Arm Vibration – HAV) and when driving mobile work machines and vehicles (Whole-Body Vibrations – WBV) ...
Suitability of sunscreen for the prevention of skin cancer (BGIA-Report 3/2006e)
Abstract: Exposure to strong solar radiation may cause sunburn and skin cancer. Sunscreen products applied to the skin are therefore frequently used. Their main function is to protect against ...
Drop tests with personal protective equipment against falls from a height in a horizontal arrangement (BGIA-Report 2/2006e)
Abstract : Retractable type fall arresters, guided type fall arresters including a flexible anchor line and energy absorbers with lanyards are subsystems of fall arrest systems of Personal ...
Quality based critical review of the epidemiological literature on carpal tunnel syndrome and occupation (BGIA-Report 2/2005e)
Abstract: Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a disorder of the hand wrist caused by mechanical entrapment or inflammation of the median nerve. Accepted risk factors include age, gender, hormonal ...