A new multilingual flyer on the topic "10 questions to ask yourself when considering vaccination: Vaccination works – why I should get vaccinated against COVID-19 now" is available for download from the DGUV publication database, emphasizing the importance of vaccination against the coronavirus.
This new booklet contains an overview of extent and current development of key figures. It includes among other things information on the number of member companies, hours worked and persons insured. There is also data on reportable and fatal accidents at work and on the way to and from work given as well as new accident pensions. A list of all occupational diseases (OD) with current figures is included as well.
(12.07.2022) Since the beginning of the pandemic, the social accident insurance institutions Berufsgenossenschaften (BG) and Unfallkassen (UK) have received more than 350,000 reports of suspected occupational disease (OCD) related to COVID-19.
(14.09.2021) The German Social accident insurance institutions for trade and industry and the German social accident insurance institutions for the public sector have recognised over 100,000 cases of COVID-19 as occupational illnesses since the beginning of the pandemic up to and including August 2021. In addition, there have been over 10,000 instances in which a case of COVID-19 was recognised as an accident at work or school.
(13.11.2020) The German social accident insurance institutions have made it clear that people who are responsible for the safety and health of others are not liable for risks associated with instructing others to wear a mask
(17.11.2020) The German Social Accident Insurance (DGUV) has obtained a temporary injunction against attorney Ralf Ludwig at Leipzig Regional Court (Ref. 09 O 2588/20)
(10.11.2020) The German social accident insurance institutions for the public and private sectors have been receiving more and more enquiries about the use of masks. Many of these enquires are related to the concern that wearing masks can be dangerous to a person’s health.
(17.04.2020) It is important to have a uniform minimum standard that provides guidelines for safety and health at work under pandemic conditions and is binding on all companies. This increases acceptance and the chances of it being successful.
(27.03.2020) Facility now exists for respiratory masks to undergo a rapid test to determine their suitability for protection against Sars-CoV-2 with the purpose to provide a swift response to the acute shortage of products with European approval providing respiratory protection during pandemics, and thereby to protect medical and nursing professionals.
Industry 4.0 refers to the intelligent networking of product development, production, logistics and customers. This offers new opportunities but also new challenges for workplace safety and health.
An English web portal assists in the systematic investigation of health problems and subjective disorders arising at indoor workplaces.
Occupational safety is health protection. Here you will find news, information material and press releases from the DGUV on the subject of Covid 19.
Institute for Occupational Safety and Health of the German Social Accident Insurance (IFA)
Institute for Work and Health of the German Social Accident Insurance (IAG)
BG clinics - the Hospital Group of the Statutory Accident Insurance
Testing and certification system of the German accident insurance, DGUV Test
The Institute for Prevention and Occupational Medicine of the German Social Accident Insurance (IPA) research work aims at the reduction of health risks of employees due to various hazardous substances.