Press Releases

Go and vote – for democracy, diversity and tolerance (13 Jun 2024)

Europe, which is an area of freedom, security and social progress, is based on full respect for democracy, human rights and the rule of law. German social insurance represents these values.

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Go and vote – for democracy, diversity and tolerance (5 Jun 2024)

Europe, which is an area of freedom, security and social progress, is based on full respect for democracy, human rights and the rule of law. German social insurance represents these values.

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Go and vote – for democracy, diversity and tolerance (5 Jun 2024)

Europe, which is an area of freedom, security and social progress, is based on full respect for democracy, human rights and the rule of law. German social insurance represents these values.

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Go and vote – for democracy, diversity and tolerance (3 Jun 2024)

Europe, which is an area of freedom, security and social progress, is based on full respect for democracy, human rights and the rule of law. German social insurance represents these values.

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"Every cent invested in climate protection is also an investment in safe and healthy work" (23 Apr 2024)

Climate change poses a variety of risks for employees. The International Labour Organization (ILO) is drawing attention to this on its World Day for Safety and Health at Work on 28 April 2024.

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Significantly fewer occupational illnesses last year (27 Mar 2024)

The number of reports of suspected occupational diseases fell by more than 60 per cent in 2023. This is according to preliminary figures from the Germans social accident insurance institutions for the past year, which their association, the DGUV, published today.

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No place for cannabis at work and at school (22 Mar 2024)

Commenting on today's discussion of the Cannabis Act in the Bundesrat, Dr Stefan Hussy, Director General of the DGUV, said: "The Cannabis Act will come into force. For the world of work and educational institutions, the German social accident insurance institutions are sticking to their position: cannabis - just like alcohol and other drugs - must have no place here.

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Survey among firefighters: Insults and threats are a sad everyday occurrence on duty (28 Dec 2023)

Experiences of violence on duty are not uncommon for volunteer firefighters. This is the result of a nationwide survey of members of volunteer fire brigades conducted by the DFV together with the DGUV and presented today.

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"Zero tolerance for violence against emergency services personnel" (5 Dec 2023)

The self-governing body of the German social accident insurance is thus taking a stand against all forms of violence against fire and rescue personnel.

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More commuting accidents again after the pandemic (20 Sep 2023)

The number of accidents on the way to work increased in the first half of 2023 compared to the same period the previous year. This is according to preliminary figures from the German social accident insurance institutions.

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Tel.: +49 30 13001-1414

Press officer:
Gregor Doepke
Stefan Boltz

Deputy press officer
Elke Biesel