Professor Beate Beermann has worked in the field of occupational health and safety for more than 25 years. She is the head of Division 1 – Policy Issues and Programmes at the Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA), a departmental research institution which provides science-based consulting to the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs.
One of her core responsibilities is to keep tabs on changes in the working world, including both systematic monitoring such as the "BIBB/BAuA Employment Survey" as well as panel studies like the "BAuA Working Time Survey". In addition, she is responsible for the head offices of both the New Quality of Work Initiative (INQA) and the Joint German Occupational Safety and Health Initiative (GDA), the latter of which enables the BAuA to rapidly convert knowledge into operational implementation. Her scope of responsibility also has included the office of the Minimum Wage Commission since 2015.
After studying psychology – with a focus on occupational and organisational psychology – Professor Beermann began her career at the Institute for Occupational Psychology (IfADo), which today is known as the Leibniz Research Centre for Working Environment and Human Factors. Her work primarily focused on questions related to working-time models. In 1992, she began working at the Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA).
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