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.
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 current Corona pandemic has led to a strong increase in demand in all sections of society for respiratory masks. Supplies of this form of protective equipment to healthcare professionals have now ground to a halt, placing in doubt the safety of the affected workers, and their work ability, in the coming weeks.
Effective 1 July, 2019, Dr Stefan Hussy will assume the position of Director General of the German Social Accident Insurance (DGUV). He succeeds Professor Joachim Breuer, who has resigned from office.
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.
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.
As of 1 December 2016, the European Representation of the German Social Insurance in Brussels has a new Director.
The risk of suffering an occupational accident in Germany fell once again last year, despite employment having continued to rise.
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.
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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