The Berufsgenossenschaft Energie Textil Elektro Medienerzeugnisse (BG ETEM – German Social Accident Insurance for the Energy, Textile, Electrical and Media Products Sector) is one of nine accident insurance agencies for the commercial industry in Germany. The BG ETEM insures some 3.8 million employees in about 200 000 member companies. It takes care of matters like work safety and health protection in the member companies as well as rehabilitation and compensation in the event of work accidents and occupational diseases.
The BG ETEM also commits itself to work safety and social security at international level. It is a member of the International Social Security Association (ISSA), this being the most important international institution uniting agencies and organizations that are active in the field of social security.
During the 2016 IEC General Meeting BG ETEM, ISSA Electricity, DKE, VDE and KAN will host the 2nd International Symposium "Electricity and Safety in the 21st Century". It takes place at Kap Europa on 13 October. For further event information please visit

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