Case Study
Neueinstellung einer Mitarbeiterin in einer Druckerei


The employer is a small printing company that hired a colleague with a severe disability.

Disability and functional restriction of the employee:

The woman is hearing impaired or slightly deaf and also has an allergy to solvents. It can be difficult to understand soft-spoken people - especially if noise is present. She then asks people to speak louder or looks for quieter areas for communication. The degree of disability (GdB) is 30. At the request of the Employment Agency, the woman was equated with people with a severe disability.

Education and job:

The woman is a printer and was unemployed until she was hired by the company.

Workplace and work duties:

The employee is employed in the printing shop on a modern offset printing press for small and large runs. By: the good ease of use (eg automatic feeding and dispensing of the printing paper) of the machine, the extensive avoidance of contact of paint and solvents by the machine as well as printing technology, - the low noise level of the machine when printing and - the low susceptibility to interference a disability-friendly work for the employee is made possible. Should a malfunction occur, this will be signaled acoustically and visually displayed on the control panel of the machine.


Due to further machines in the printing house, the noise or sound pressure level increases. The company therefore provides employees with hearing protection capsules and plugs.

Assistive devices used:

Ear or ear protection Supportand participation: The company received an integration subsidy from the Employment Agency as a monthly wage subsidy for the newly hired and previously unemployed equivalent employee. In addition, the Technical Advisory Service assisted with professional inclusion - especially under the aspect of disability-friendly design and occupational safety.

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Last Update: 3 Jul 2019