Applied Epidemiology

Diagram: Clarification of risks

Diagram: Risk assessment for better prevention
Source: IFA

In the "Applied epidemiology" section in the Department for Exposure and Risk Assessment, IFA studies the interrelationships between occupational or non-occupational influencing factors and their potential effects on the health of employees. The aim is to acquire knowledge useful for workplace prevention and for establishing workplace rules and measures.

The unit's focal points are:

  • Conducting and assisting in epidemiological studies
  • Providing advice and research for the Social Accident Insurance Institution in questions of epidemiology, especially of work-related health risks
  • Assessing work-related risks
  • Determining dose-response relationships
  • Providing expert knowledge on epidemiology to committees
  • Advising on occupational disease occurrences
  • Conducting intervention studies to optimise prevention measures of the accident insurers
  • Conducting intervention studies to reduce occupational injuries
  • Assuring quality in epidemiology
  • Promoting application-oriented epidemiology in publications
  • International cooperation with occupational health and safety research institutes.

Further reading


Dr Frank Bochmann

Exposure and Risk Assessment

Tel: +49 30 13001-3120
Fax: +49 30 13001-38001