Press Releases

Occupational accident risk drops again in 2017 – accident insurance institutions record more cases of work-related skin cancer (16-Jul-2018)

The risk of suffering an occupational accident in trade and industry and in the public sector fell once again last year. This can be seen from the accounts and statistics of the German Social Accident Insurance Institutions.

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European Representation of the German Social Insurance celebrates 25 years on the Brussels political stage (05-Mar-2018)

25 years ago, the three branches of Germany’s statutory health and long-term care insurance, pension insurance, and accident insurance established a joint European Representation in Brussels.

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Generational change at the European Representation of the German Social Insurance in Brussels (30-Nov-2016)

As of 1 December 2016, the European Representation of the German Social Insurance in Brussels has a new Director.

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More working hours, fewer accidents (19-Jul-2016)

The risk of suffering an occupational accident in Germany fell once again last year, despite employment having continued to rise.

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A big dose of sunshine: during work outdoors, the skin receives a significant amount of UV radiation (11-Jul-2016)

A recent study by the German Social Accident Insurance produces surprising results. The Institute for Occupational Safety and Health of the German Social Accident Insurance (IFA) has conducted a research project in which it recorded and interpreted detailed exposure data for the most diverse of tasks performed outdoors.

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Digitalization demands new answers for occupational safety and the safeguarding of health (28-Apr-2016)

New forms of work call for new responses in order to protect employees at work. The German Social Accident Insurance Institutions are drawing attention to this on the occasion of the World Day for Safety and Health at Work (28 April 2016) by issuing a new publication.

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German Social Accident Insurance: transformation of the world of work presents opportunities and risks (02-Dec-2015)

In the view of the German Social Accident Insurance Institutions, the transformation of the world of work presents opportunities and risks for occupational safety and health and for social security. This is expressed in their comment on the "Green Paper Work 4.0" of the German Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs.

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Lessons from Rana Plaza: Germany and the ILO support Bangladesh in setting up an occupational accident insurance system (27-Aug-2015)

In conjunction with the International Labour Organization, Germany is supporting Bangladesh in the area of occupational safety and health, specifically in setting up a statutory accident insurance system.

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Training shoes under the desk (16-Apr-2015)

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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German Social Accident Insurance: mutual recognition of technical standards in TTIP endangers occupational safety and health (04-Feb-2015)

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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