The legal entity is the Research Association for Occupational Physiology and Occupational Safety:

Forschungsgesellschaft für Arbeitsphysiologie und Arbeitsschutz e.V. , Dortmund
Ardeystraße 67, 44139 Dortmund

Registergericht: Amtsgericht Dortmund
Registernummer: VR2255

Umsatzsteuer-Identifikationsnummer gemäß § 27a Umsatzsteuergesetz: DE 124651626


Leibniz Research Centre for Working Environment and Human Factors – IfADo
Ardeystr. 67
D-44139 Dortmund
Tel: ++49 (0)231 1084-0 / Fax: -308


Dr. Wolfgang Jaschinski, Dipl.-Ing. Mirjam König

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Verena Kemmler
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Scientific Assistance of the Board:

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Nathaniel Stott MBA


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The content of this website has been carefully prepared and reviewed. However, the Leibniz-Institut für Arbeitsforschung an der TU Dortmund – Leibniz Research Centre for Working Environment and Human Factors – IfADo – does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness or quality of the information provided, or that it is up-to-date. Liability claims against the IfADo in respect of material or immaterial damage caused by the use or non-use of the information offered or by inaccurate or incomplete information are in principle ruled out provided that there is no provable culpable intent or gross negligence on the IfADo’s part.
The IfADo expressly reserves the right to alter, amend or delete parts of the site or the entire offering, or to cease publication, without prior notice.


Where the IfADo provides direct or indirect references (i.e. links) to external websites, it is liable only if the IfADo has precise knowledge of the content and if it is technically possible and reasonable for it to prevent use in the event that they contain unlawful content.
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