Occupational safety and health country profile: Germany
International labour standards
Ratification of ILO conventions
Database on international labour standards
Provides access to the latest information on ILO international labour standards on OSH (such as ratification information, reporting requirements, comments of the ILO's supervisory bodies, etc.).
Policies and programmes
Joint OSH Strategy
Jointly supported by the German government, the federal states and accident insurance institutions. It forms the basis for concerted action in order to attain the jointly established occupational safety and health objectives.
Laws and regulations
National labour legislation database
Includes abstracts of OSH legislation and citation information. Full text of laws or a relevant source is linked to the records, when available.
Authorities and bodies
There are several Employers' Liability Insurance Associations, each insuring a different professional group, affiliated to the German Social Accident Insurance (DGUV). This is the umbrella association of the acident insurance institutions for the industrial and public sectors.
Database of labour statistics
Contains annual data collected mainly through the ILO yearly questionnaire. It covers a wide range of topics including occupational injuries.
Information and advisory services