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Introduction National strategies are vital policy instruments to enhance the effectiveness of an OSH system by defining the key priorities and actions for improving workers’ health and safety.The Commission called on the Member States to update and draw…
OSH Legislative FrameworkThe German legislative OSH framework is characterised by the influence of European directives. These directives are implemented on the national level. The German national regulations and acts are then concretised by social…
Occupational safety and health legislative frameworkThe legal system in Cyprus is based on national laws and regulations emanating from them. With regards to safety and health at work, a cluster of laws has been introduced during the last fifteen years…
Occupational safety and health legislative frameworkHistorically, the first legislation in Greece concerning occupational safety and health (OSH) was a law 3134/1911 on “Workers’ health and safety and working hours" [1] and the Presidential Decree (PD)…
Occupational safety and health legislative frameworkThe Norwegian legislation on occupational safety and health is in accordance with the framework Council Directive 89/391/EEC[1] and is based on the Working Environment Act from 1977 (latest amendment in…
Occupational safety and health legislative frameworkSystem for Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) is primarily set by the main legal document for this area in Latvia – the Labour Protection Law [1] (note: instead of the commonly used term “Occupational…
OSH legislative frameworkThe principles laying the groundwork for occupational safety and health regulations are written into the Constitution of the Republic of Poland of 2 April 1997[1]. The OSH employer and employee rights and obligations are…
IntroductionThe ultimate and main objective of the Ministry of Labour, Welfare and Social Insurance and the Cyprus Society, on the protection of workers, is the continual and constant improvement of safety and health levels in the workplace. The…
Occupational safety and health legislative frameworkThe European Directives led to a new concept of safety and health at work (OSH), less impositive and more preventive. Such a change was expressed both at cultural and legislative terms in the national…
Occupational safety and health legislative frameworkIn Estonia, the Occupational Health and Safety (OSH) Act [1], the so-called framework law, is the most fundamental of the occupational health and safety legislations. It covers occupational health and…