Health and safety
All employers are subject to health and safety regulations. These are extensive
and detailed and vary by industry and type of business.
The workers’ council
usually has an important say in the establishment of specific procedures. This
also extends to, in many cases compulsory, arrangements with a local doctor for
accidents and for regular medical supervision. All employers are required to
take out an industrial accident insurance for their employees with a body
enjoying a monopoly in that industry and area.
This body can and does send
inspectors to visit industrial and commercial premises, especially if there has
been an accident. The inspectors have the right to demand corrective measures,
should they find the safety measures to have been deficient.