Occupational safety

(=Occupational safety) is a condition for carrying out work. To ensure safe working, the organizational, technical and personnel requirements must be taken into account.
The legal basis for occupational safety is the Occupational Safety Act (ArbSchG), the Social Code (SGB VII) and the Occupational Safety Act (ASiG). The latter regulates the appointment and duties of occupational safety specialists and company doctors (occupational physicians). Occupational safety is monitored by the state trade inspectorates or the occupational safety offices and by the professional associations.
Larger companies (with 21 or more insured persons) must employ safety officers.
From a company perspective, employees must also pay attention to occupational safety in their private lives, for example because of the possible loss of continued payment of wages in the event of illness due to grossly negligent actions.

See also:
Health management; ergonomics
Reference to QET guidelines:
E06 Occupational safety

Can be found in QET Module M02 Employees

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