Health and safety

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

Germany :: Eye sight testing

The requirement to provide eye care to employees in the European Union who work regularly with display screen equipment is subject to EU law and local country regulations arising from the Directive …

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Germany :: Smoking in the workplace

Smoking falls under the scope of employment protection at workplaces …

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Germany :: Occupational physicians and health and safety committees

According to the German Act on Occupational Physicians, Safety Engineers and Other Occupational Safety Specialists (1973) (the Act) there is a general requirement for employers to appoint occupational physicians for the benefit of their employees …

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Germany :: Health and safety at work

Under the Workplace Regulations “health” means both physical and mental health …

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Germany :: Drugs and genetic testing

Employers are under a general duty to ensure that their employees are not under the influence of illegal substances and either a danger to themselves or to others at work (The Occupational Safety and Health Act (ArbSchG), ss …

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