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Schleswig-Holstein

Occupational safety

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Schleswig-Holstein (Linie6PLus)

Service Description

Employers are responsible for ensuring that their employees do not suffer any accidents at work and that the working conditions do not endanger their health. They must therefore comply with a number of legal regulations. In particular, they must determine which specific hazards may exist at the individual workplaces (risk assessment). Such hazards may, for example, lie in the type of tool, e.g. cutting injuries from a knife. However, they can also be caused by the handling of certain hazardous substances such as solvents or by the design of the workplace, for example if the lighting is poor or there is a risk of tripping.

In his risk assessment, the employer must also take into account that certain groups of people, such as young people or pregnant women, may be particularly at risk and may therefore not be allowed to carry out certain tasks.

In any case, the length and location of working hours and breaks must be included in the assessment: Excessively long working hours, lack of breaks or shift work can lead to increased accident risks or health problems. This applies in companies and on construction sites as well as for the workplaces of drivers in freight or passenger transport.


Who should I contact?

To the State Occupational Safety and Health Authority at Unfallkasse Nord (StAUK). The Department of Occupational Safety and Health, Occupational Medicine, Prevention in the Working World in the Ministry of Social Affairs, Youth, Family, Senior Citizens, Integration and Equality of the State of Schleswig-Holstein (MSJFSIG) is responsible for the technical supervision of the State Occupational Safety and Health Authority at Unfallkasse Nord.
of the State of Schleswig-Holstein (MSJFSIG).

Legal basis
  • Law on the implementation of occupational health and safety measures to improve the safety and health protection of employees at work (Occupational Health and Safety Act - ArbSchG),
  • Ordinance on workplaces (Workplace Ordinance - ArbStättV),
  • Ordinance on Safety and Health Protection in the Provision of Work Equipment and its Use at Work, on Safety in the Operation of Installations Requiring Monitoring and on the Organization of Occupational Health and Safety (Betriebssicherheitsverordnung - BetrSichV),
  • Working Hours Act (ArbZG),
  • Act for the Protection of Working Mothers (Maternity Protection Act - MuSchG),
  • Law for the Protection of Working Youth (Youth Employment Protection Act - JArbSchG),
  • Ordinance on the Protection of Children at Work (Child Labor Protection Ordinance - KindArbSchV).
What else should I know?

Detailed information

  • on various occupational health and safety topics can be found on the website of the Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA),
  • on the occupational health and safety of expectant mothers on the website of the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth (BMFSFJ ),
  • on occupational health and safety for young people and children can be found on the website of the Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs (BMAS),
  • on driving times and rest periods can be found on the website of the Federal Office for Goods Transport (BAG).
Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Who should I contact?

To the State Occupational Safety and Health Authority at Unfallkasse Nord (StAUK). The Department of Occupational Safety and Health, Occupational Medicine, Prevention in the Working World in the Ministry of Social Affairs, Youth, Family, Senior Citizens, Integration and Equality of the State of Schleswig-Holstein (MSJFSIG) is responsible for the technical supervision of the State Occupational Safety and Health Authority at Unfallkasse Nord.
of the State of Schleswig-Holstein (MSJFSIG).

Legal basis

  • Law on the implementation of occupational health and safety measures to improve the safety and health protection of employees at work (Occupational Health and Safety Act - ArbSchG),
  • Ordinance on workplaces (Workplace Ordinance - ArbStättV),
  • Ordinance on Safety and Health Protection in the Provision of Work Equipment and its Use at Work, on Safety in the Operation of Installations Requiring Monitoring and on the Organization of Occupational Health and Safety (Betriebssicherheitsverordnung - BetrSichV),
  • Working Hours Act (ArbZG),
  • Act for the Protection of Working Mothers (Maternity Protection Act - MuSchG),
  • Law for the Protection of Working Youth (Youth Employment Protection Act - JArbSchG),
  • Ordinance on the Protection of Children at Work (Child Labor Protection Ordinance - KindArbSchV).

What else should I know?

Detailed information

  • on various occupational health and safety topics can be found on the website of the Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA),
  • on the occupational health and safety of expectant mothers on the website of the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth (BMFSFJ ),
  • on occupational health and safety for young people and children can be found on the website of the Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs (BMAS),
  • on driving times and rest periods can be found on the website of the Federal Office for Goods Transport (BAG).

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

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