Press Releases

Social accident insurance: over 100,000 cases of COVID-19 recognised as occupational illnesses (14 Sep 2021)

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DGUV successfully defends itself against the spread of false information concerning the wearing of masks (17 Nov 2020)

The German Social Accident Insurance (DGUV) has obtained a temporary injunction against attorney Ralf Ludwig at Leipzig Regional Court (Ref. 09 O 2588/20)

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Masks in schools: social accident insurance protection applies (13 Nov 2020)

School directors or teachers who stipulate or put in place measures at school to protect against infections can rest assured that they are exempted from liability by the social accident insurance system.

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Facts on wearing masks (10 Nov 2020)

The German social accident insurance institutions for the public and private sectors have been receiving more and more enquiries about the use of masks. Many of these enquires are related to the concern that wearing masks can be dangerous to a person’s health.

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German Social Accident Insurance welcomes uniform OSH standard for Sars-CoV2 (17 Apr 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.

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Questions regarding the rapid test for respiratory protective equipment for use during pandemics: IFA publishes FAQs (27 Mar 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.

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New rapid test for respiratory protective equipment for use during pandemics (23 Mar 2020)

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.

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New Director General of the German Social Accident Insurance (27 Jun 2019)

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.

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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 (5 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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