Migration and occupational safety and health (OSH)

Over 15 million of Germany’s 82 million residents have a so-called "migrant background". The majority of people with a migrant background living in Germany come from Turkey (approx. 14 %), the Russian Federation (8.4%), Poland (6.9%), Italy (4.1%) and Serbia and Montenegro (3.4%).

A considerable proportion of workers with a migrant background are involved in the tertiary sector, and in particular housekeeping, care and healthcare, the hotel and restaurant trade, construction, transport and manufacturing.


Dr. Katrin Boege
Institute for Work and Health of the German Social Accident Insurance (IAG)
Tel.: +49 30 13001-2311