Occupational safety and health personnel

Occupational safety and health personnel

The roles of occupational safety and health cooperation, i.e., the occupational safety and health personnel, are the following: 

  • occupational safety and health manager representing the employer
  • an occupational safety and health representative and their deputy representatives representing employees.

Workplaces of all sizes must have an appointed occupational safety and health manager. An occupational safety and health representative must be elected if there are at least ten employees. 

In addition, workplaces with at least 20 employees must have an occupational safety and health committee that oversees the condition and development of working conditions and submits development proposals. 

More information about occupational safety and health managers, representatives and committees can be found on the subpages.

Occupational safety and health cooperation personnel are subject to the obligation of confidentiality

Occupational safety and health cooperation personnel are obligated to keep all information disclosed to them in their tasks confidential. The obligation of confidentiality continues once the task has been completed. 

The following information is processed confidentially:

  • the financial position of the employer
  • business and professional secrets
  • information about corporate security or other corresponding precautions the disclosure of which may cause damage to the employer or their business or contractual partners
  • the financial position, health status and other personal matters of private persons.

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