The Verband für Sicherheit, Gesundheit und Umweltschutz bei der Arbeit e.V. (Association for Safety, Health and Environmental Protection at Work) or VDSI is the largest professional association in Germany for safety, health and environmental protection at work. Its roughly 5,600 members are comprised of specialists from various fields of activity and industries, including (safety) engineers, technicians, managers, (occupational) physicians, psychologists, chemists, and environmental officers who are voluntarily committed to more safety, health and environmental protection at work. The objectives of the association include the dedication to professional training and qualified continuing education in its fields of expertise, the involvement in the development of legislature, ordinances, directives, standards and other general rules regarding safety.