The self-governing body of the German social accident insurance is thus taking a stand against all forms of violence against fire and rescue personnel.
The number of accidents on the way to work increased in the first half of 2023 compared to the same period the previous year. This is according to preliminary figures from the German social accident insurance institutions.
Reportable accidents on the way to school increased by about 130 per cent to just over 39,000. But the current figures are still slightly below the numbers from before the pandemic. This is probably the effect of a normalisation in school operations after the closures of many educational institutions.
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.
The German Social Accident Insurance (DGUV), the umbrella organisation for German Social Accident Insurance Institutions for trade and industry and for the public sector, condemns Vladimir Putin's military attack on Ukraine. For statutory accident insurance institutions, the primary focus is the protection and integrity of each individual person. These values are being trampled upon in the war against Ukraine.
The German Social Accident Insurance (DGUV) has obtained a temporary injunction against attorney Ralf Ludwig at Leipzig Regional Court (Ref. 09 O 2588/20)
School directors or teachers who stipulate or put in place measures at school to protect against infections can rest assured that they are exempted from liability by the social accident insurance system.
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.
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.
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