(20.09.2023) The number of accidents on the way to work increased in the first half of 2023 compared to the same period the year before. This is shown by preliminary figures from the German social accident insurance institutions. According to these, 90,647 reportable commuting accidents occurred from the beginning of the year to the end of June - an increase of 14.4 per cent.
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.
(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.
The DGUV's "Fachbereich für Handel und Logistik" informs in its latest edition about technical/structural, organisational and personal measures to protect the checkout staff from infection with SARS-CoV-2.
(23.03.2020) The Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (IFA) and DEKRA Testing and Certification GmbH have developed a rapid test for respiratory masks. This test can be used to determine whether respiratory masks currently being manufactured in fast-track processes in many places, and still awaiting approval, can be used for the duration of the acute threat to health in order to protect personnel in the health services.
The DGUV’s school portal "Lernen und Gesundheit" provides infographics on how to avoid infection with the coronavirus.
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.
Publications are located in the publication database.
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.