Occupational health and safety work is all about cooperation

Working on one's own initiative forms the basis for safe and healthy working conditions. The employer and the supervisors acting as the employer's representatives are legally responsible for the safety and healthiness of the workplace. Occupational health and safety cooperation personnel are experts that promote the working conditions of the workplace. The law requires employees to also take care of their own safety and the safety of their co-workers. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is the official body that sees to that the minimum standards for working conditions are followed.


Laws and agreements regulate occupational health and safety work

Occupational health and safety work is regulated by various laws, such as the Occupational Safety and Health Act, the Occupational Health Care Act and the Work Safety Supervision Act. Their goal is to make sure that working is safe and healthy and that issues are addressed cooperatively in the workplace. In practice, these acts oblige employers to assess work risks, orient and guide people to do their work, provide occupational health care, and support the employees' working capacity.

Above all, the goal of occupational health and safety work is to ensure that employees can and are able to do their work effectively. Occupational health and safety may be seen as a burden, but it has considerable benefits for the company, as healthy employees enjoy their work more and are guaranteed to be more productive.

Work well-being provides added value to the work community

Legislation forms the basis for safe and healthy work. At its best, work is smooth and profitable and supports the well-being of the staff. When allocated properly, one euro invested in employee well-being will repay itself many times over.

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