Health and safety

Information on health and safety in the workplace including employers’ duties and obligations.

Brazil :: Smoking in the workplace

Brazil has some very strict rules in relation to smoking, although that was not always the case, as most restrictive tobacco rules were introduce after 2009 …

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Brazil :: Drugs testing for professional drivers

Under Law No …

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Brazil :: Specialised Service in Safety Engineering and Occupational Medicine

The Specialized Service in Safety Engineering and Occupational Medicine (SESMT) is a team of company health professionals that protect the physical integrity of workers …

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Brazil :: Records and notifications of occupational injuries and diseases

All employers must inform the Social Security Institute of all work-related illnesses or accidents that have occurred to their employees …

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Brazil :: Prevention of occupational accidents and diseases committees (CIPA)

The CIPA (Comissão Interna de Prevenção de Acidentes) are internal committees that promote the interests of employees for the prevention of occupational accidents and diseases …

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Brazil :: Labour inspection

In Brazil, the Labour Inspection Secretariat (Secretaría de Inspeção do Trabalho (SIT)) is responsible for drafting and proposing guidelines for labour inspections and health and safety standards; supervising and supporting mediation in collective labour disputes; promoting the analysis of labour legislation and proposing improvements and drafting and creating guidelines for supervising the Fundo de Garantia do Tempo de Serviço (FGTS) …

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Brazil :: Health and safety programmes (PCMSO and PPRA)

Both the PCMSO and PPRA are programmes that promote and preserve the health of all its employees …

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Brazil :: Employers’ health and safety obligations

According to the law, all employers have the following duties to ensure the health and safety of their employees: Cleaning; Adequate natural or artificial lighting, appropriate to the nature of the activity; Natural ventilation, compatible with the service performed; Installation of drinking fountains, sinks and sanitary appliances; Provision of chairs or benches; Installation of locker rooms with private lockers (exceptions apply); Provision of all the necessary resources and clothing (such as goggles, masks, gloves) free of charge; Every establishment must have all the equipment necessary for the provision of medical first aid; Buildings must conform to the technical requirements to ensure safety and security to all workers …

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