Report "Safety and Health at Work"

On behalf of the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (BMAS), the Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA) produces an annual statistical report on the state of safety and health at work in Germany (formerly: Report on Accident Prevention at Work).

The report provides an overview of the state of occupational safety and health as well as its developments. Data from different thematic fields are analysed for the report:

  • Accidents at work (including schoolchildren)
  • Occupational diseases (including schoolchildren)
  • Incapacity for work including cost estimations of losses
  • Working conditions
  • Retirement
  • Personnel and activities of the Federal Labour Inspectorate and accident insurance agencies

In addition, reports of other important occupational safety and health actors such as the Joint German Occupational Safety and Health Strategy (GDA) are included. Furthermore, there is an alternating annual focus topic (except for the "more detailed" reports, see below).

Simplified use of the figures from the report

Since 2009, the report has also been available in a digitally enhanced version for downloading, containing Excel tables for (almost) all tables and illustrations with the respective numbers. In this way, readers can work with these numbers and use them for their own purposes. The reproduction and dissemination of the figures is permitted only with reference to the source. For the use in publications of all kinds (book contributions, articles, but also lectures), the following source is always to be cited: "BMAS/BAuA (year of publication, e.g. 2023): Safety and Health at Work - Reporting Year 2022. Downloaded from www.baua.de/suga". If possible, the authors responsible are to be credited when articles on specific topics in the report are cited, for example "Hünefeld, L. & Schulz-Andres, J. (2023). Arbeits- und Gesundheitssituation von Frauen und Männern in geschlechtersegregierten und -integrierten Berufen. In: BMAS/BAuA (Eds.), Sicherheit und Gesundheit bei der Arbeit - Berichtsjahr 2022 (pp. 42-48)."

"More detailed" reports

The report is published in a more detailed form every four years (see Report 2001, 2005, 2009, 2013, 2017, 2021 ...). While the other reports are largely limited to the representation of statistical data (presented in the form of tables and figures), the "more detailed" reports contain different articles and more detailed information on selected topics. In the case of these reports, no additional focus topic is selected.

Publication date and structure of the report

This report is finalised by the end of the year following the reporting year and is therefore only available at the beginning of the year after next. The report is divided into two parts: firstly, there is a text section that contains brief explanations of the statistical material offered; and, secondly, a table section with additional figures. For a better overview, references to related tables in the table part are contained in the text part.

For further detailed information please refer to our German Website.

Publications

Safety and Health at Work - Reporting Year 2022 - Report on Accident Prevention at Work

Report 2023

(in German)

The report Safety and Health at Work - Reporting Year 2022 (Sicherheit und Gesundheit bei der Arbeit - Berichtsjahr 2022) describes developments in the state of occupational safety and health in Germany, some aspects of which continue to be overshadowed by the COVID-19 pandemic and its …

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Safety and Health at Work - Reporting Year 2021 - Report on Accident Prevention at Work

Report 2022

(in German)

Every four years the Safety and Health at Work report is produced in an expanded, particularly comprehensive format - as has been done for the 2021 reporting year. Apart from the data included each year on accidents at work, occupational diseases, working conditions, incapacity for work, pension, …

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Safety and Health at Work - Reporting Year 2020 - Report on Accident Prevention at Work

Report 2021

(in German)

The report Safety and Health at Work - Reporting Year 2020, which has been produced by the Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (Bundesanstalt für Arbeitsschutz und Arbeitsmedizin, BAuA) on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (Bundesministerium für Arbeit …

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Safety and Health at Work - Reporting Year 2019 - Report on Accident Prevention at Work

Report 2020

(in German)

The report Safety and Health at Work - Reporting Year 2019, which has been produced by the Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (Bundesanstalt für Arbeitsschutz und Arbeitsmedizin, BAuA) on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (Bundesministerium für Arbeit …

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Safety and Health at Work - Reporting Year 2018 - Report on Accident Prevention at Work

Report 2020

(in German)

The report "Safety and Health at Work - Reporting Year 2018", provided by the Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA) on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (BMAS), gives an overview of various workplace-related data on accidents at work, occupational …

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Safety and Health at Work - Reporting Year 2017 - Report on Accident Prevention at Work

Report 2018

(in German)

The report "Safety and Health at Work - Reporting Year 2017", provided by the Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA) on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (BMAS), gives an overview of various workplace-related data on accidents at work, occupational …

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Safety and Health at Work - Reporting Year 2016 - Report on Accident Prevention at Work

Report 2017

(in German)

The report "Safety and Health at Work - Reporting Year 2016", provided by the Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA) on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (BMAS), gives an overview of various workplace-related data on accidents at work, occupational …

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Safety and Health at Work 2015 - Report on Accident Prevention at Work

Report 2016

(in German)

The report "Safety and Health at Work 2015", provided by the Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA) on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (BMAS), gives an overview of various workplace-related data on accidents at work, occupational diseases, …

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Safety and Health at Work 2014 - Report on Accident Prevention at Work

Report 2016

(in German)

The report "Safety and Health at Work 2014", provided by the Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA) on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (BMAS), gives an overview of various workplace-related data on accidents at work, occupational diseases, …

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Further Information

Research projects

Project numberF 2540 StatusOngoing Project Quality of participation in working life - Measuring, describing and designing the work situation of people with disabilities

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Research ongoing

Project numberF 2518 StatusCompleted Project Work and health situation of employees in low-skilled work

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Research completed