In terms of occupational health and safety, employers must take the necessary measures for employees to avoid occupational accidents, occupational diseases and work-related health hazards, as well as effective first aid measures.
In a work environment that is becoming ever faster and more demanding, effective occupational safety and the avoidance of accidents are essential.
What does occupational safety fall under?
Occupational safety covers a number of occupational safety laws and regulations, including, for example, safe workplaces and measures for workplace design, safe use of work equipment, noise protection, preventive occupational health care, handling or use of loads to handle hazardous or biological substances. The technical safety of the devices, products and systems offered on the market, on the other hand, is the subject of the Product Safety Act.
Occupational Health and Safety Act
The most important law for health and safety at work is the Occupational Safety and Health Act (ArbSchG). Employers must assess the health hazards in the workplace and decide on the necessary protective measures. The employer must ensure the normal operation of the company’s safety production organization. This goal can be achieved particularly effectively by continuously integrating health and safety at work into the structure and processes of the company. Employers also guide employees on health and safety in the workplace and take preventive measures for particularly dangerous work areas and working conditions. When implementing occupational safety measures, the Occupational Safety and Health Act gives companies room to maneuver so that they can deal fairly with the different situations in each company.