Here we inform you regularly about news from the sections of work safety, environmental protection and data protection.

Member of the VDSI (Association for safety, health and environmental protection at work)

Since December we are an official member of the VDSI. The VDSI is Germany's largest professional association for safety, health and environmental protection at work. The VDSI is a non-profit, politically and economically independent association that works closely together in an honorary capacity.

Member of the German-Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Since December we are an official member of the German-Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Our target is to help shape education and safety at work in the long term. To this end, we also strive to cooperate with schools.

TA Welfare - The protection in the hand

Risk of infection - Disinfecting your hands prevents germs from being transmitted. The person not only protects himself, but also all others with whom he has contact and comes into contact.

TA Traffic - Remove ice and snow without danger

The number is declining. But does that speak for the path, that was taken? 28 Fatalities less - when you look at the measures, you can not be satisfied.

TA Restaurant - That's where you cut yourself

Winter is just around the corner and brings frost and snowfall. Truck drivers should therefore check their vehicles before driving and clear them in such a way that other road users are not endangered by falling roof loads. There are different solutions for risk-free clearance.

Warning against subscription trap of "DAZ Datenschutzauskunft-Zentrale Ltd.

IHK Koblenz warns against sending faxes from "DAZ Datenschutzauskunft-Zentrale Ltd." in Malta. This letter calls for the implementation of data protection as required by law. In connection with this information a request for payment is sent. This is a 3 year subscription.

There were less fatal accidents at work in the first half of 2018

In the first half of 2018, there were 206 fatal accidents at work, 17 fewer than in the first half of 2017. The number of commuting accidents remained fairly constant (96,603), as did the number of pension cases due to an accident at work or commuting (8,735). The number of reportable accidents at work rose by 2 %. The reporting of an occupational disease also rose by 4 %. [mehr ...]

New regulation of the Maternity Protection Act: Preparation of a risk assessment independent of the occasion

The new Maternity Protection Act (MuSchG) came into force at the beginning of 2018. The new law now provides for a risk assessment that is independent of the occasion. This means that employers must check or assess the potential risks to a pregnant or breastfeeding woman and her child at every workplace, regardless of who is employed there. The company therefore does not only determine the influence an activity can have on expectant mothers when the pregnancy becomes known, but independently of it -
i.e. basically for the workplace. The transitional period for the pregnancy-specific risk assessment ended on 31.12.2018. If employers cannot prove this from this year, they face a fine of 5,000 to 30,000 euros. [mehr ...]

Fatigue at the wheel

If you ignore the signs of fatigue while driving, you run a high risk and endanger others as well. Employees commuting to work or on business should be careful and know when it is time to stop. [mehr ...]

First aid in the enterprise - an operational welfare obligation

Every company in Germany has a duty of care towards its employees. DGUV Regulation 1 "Principles of Prevention" provides information on the obligations that exist within the framework of first aid. Here you can read all about first-aiders and
reasonability. [mehr ...]