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Statutory accident insurance

    • Over 70 million insured individuals
    • Of these, 17.3 million children and students
    • Financed by 3 million commercial businesses, 450,000 public institutions, and 120,000 schools


IFA study proves the health benefits of new types of office workstation

Dynamic workstations that combine desk work with walking or cycling have been shown to have a good effect upon health without significantly impairing work performance. This was the conclusion of a study conducted by the Institute for Occupational Safety and Health of the German Social Accident Insurance (IFA).

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DGUV Kompakt : Europe special issue

The 3rd special edition of the political newsletter DGUV Kompakt has been released. It is devoted entirely to European topics related to the Social Accident Insurance in Germany. Among others it focuses on TTIP, TiSA and the VAT reform as well as the EU Occupational Safety and Health Strategic Framework.

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The "Nanorama Laboratory", a free, interactive online tool on the safe handling of nanomate-rials, is now available in English. It is part of the nano-platform "Safe Handling of Nanomaterials" of the DGUV.

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TTIP: Problem of mutual recognition

The European Commission has confirmed in a written communication to the German Social Accident Insurance (DGUV) that the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) should not impact negatively upon the existing high standards in the areas of health, safety and environmental protection.

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