The rights and obligations of employees with regard to occupational safety and health are fulfilled individually and also through representatives in the cooperation procedure in occupational safety and health. Employees must follow the employer’s instructions and orders and inform their supervisor of any dangerous situations they have detected.
Employees have the right to refuse any tasks that pose a serious risk to their life or health. The right to refuse work is based on the Occupational Safety and Health Act. Refusing is only possible if the hazard cannot be avoided by taking other immediate measures.
Employees have the right to make proposals for improving safety and health at the workplace and the right to receive feedback from the employer on the observations and proposals submitted.
Individuals’ responsibilities relating to occupational safety and health
- following instructions and orders
- taking care of one’s own and others’ safety
- avoiding harassment and inappropriate treatment
- reporting faults and shortcomings
- appropriate use of machinery, equipment and work tools
- appropriate use of personal protective equipment and safety devices.