Berufsgenossenschaft Verkehrswirtschaft Post-Logistik Telekommunikation (BG Verkehr)
Ottenser Hauptstr. 54
22765 Hamburg

Phone: +49 40 3980-0
Fax: +49 40 3980-1666

Michaela Hommann
Phone: +49 40 39801415

Birgit Striese
Phone: +49 40 39 80 14 17


Berufsgenossenschaft Verkehrswirtschaft Post-Logistik Telekommunikation (BG Verkehr)
Bezirksverwaltung Hamburg
Ottenser Hauptstr. 54
22765 Hamburg

Phone: +49 40 32 52 20-0
Fax: +49 40 32 52 20-26 99

Webcode for this Content: 16654777

Accident insurance

Comprehensive cover against accidents at the workplace: the statutory accident insurance

The number of occupational accidents has decreased over the past years in Germany in general and on ships flying the German flag in particular. The German statutory accident insurance has contributed to this success, e. g. by its advisory services for companies regarding practical occupational safety and accident prevention.

The accident insurance funds are bound by law to promote measures for the prevention of accidents at the workplace, of occupational diseases and of work-related health risks. For this purpose, they issue accident prevention regulations and enforce them by their own officers.

The accident and prevention insurance associations ("Berufsgenossenschaften") provide accident insurance for private companies, the accident funds ("Unfallkassen") for public institutions.

For ocean shipping the "Berufsgenossenschaft für Verkehrswirtschaft Post-Logistik Telekommunikation" (BG Verkehr, German Social Accident Insurance Institution for Commercial Transport, Postal Logistics and Telecommunication) is responsible. The BG Verkehr was created in 2010 by merging the former Berufsgenossenschaft für Fahrzeughaltungen with the former See-Berufsgenossenschaft (See-BG) as well as by merging with Unfallkasse Post und Telekom (post and telecommunications pension fund) later on and is headquartered in Hamburg.

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