The BG BAU has issued multilingual posters and manuals illustrating key rules for infection prevention. That way people of various nationalities working in branches of the construction sector and construction-related services can be properly informed.
(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.
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.
In the age of globalization, cross-border issues are gaining importance for statutory accident insurance systems. The DGUV as the umbrella organization of German accident insurance institutions is therefore increasingly involved in international affairs.
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.