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As set forth in the German Occupational Safety Act and DGUV Provision 2 "Company Doctors and Safety Engineers", employers and company owners are required to appoint an occupational safety specialist.

An occupational safety and health specialist performs an important role in employee OSH. As an "OSH manager" they not only help companies to embed OSH across all hierarchical levels, they also provide them with guidance on the safe, healthy design of company systems, starting with the planning phase and going right through to implementation. The work done by an OSH specialist makes a key contribution to the level of OSH experienced by employees at their companies.

Responsibility for the training of OSH professionals falls to the German social accident insurance institutions for trade and industry in the commercial sector and the German Social Accidence Insurance (DGUV) in the public sector.


for execution

Reinhard Zipperer
Institute for Occupational Safety and Health of the German Social Accident Insurance (IFA)
OSH professionals
Tel.: 0351 457-1921

Training conception

Sabine Richters
Safety and Health Department
Tel.: 089 62272-136

Success in learning control

Dr. Thomas Kohstall
Institute for Work and Health of the German Social Accident Insurance (IAG)
Tel.: 0351 457-1100