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  1. Austria - Occupational safety and health - Law, Act

    Federal Act on the safety when operating pressurized equipment (Pressure Equipment Act) (BGBl. I Nr. 161/2015) (Bundesgesetz über die Sicherheit von unter Druck stehenden Geräten (Druckgerätegesetz)) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2015-12-28 | Date of entry into force: 2015-12-29 | AUT-2015-L-101919

    Section 1. General provisions
    Section 2. Procedure and conformity
    Section 3. Economic counter parties
    Section 4. Conformity Assessment Bodies
    Section 5. Notification of conformity assessment bodies
    Section 6. Market surveillance and safeguard procedures
    Section 7. General safety regulations
    Section 8. Periodical inspection
    Section 9. General provisions of execution
    Section 10. Final provisions

  2. Austria - Occupational safety and health - Law, Act

    Federal Act to amend Radiation Protection Act (BGBl. I Nr. 133/2015) (Änderung des Strahlenschutzgesetzes) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2015-11-26 | Date of entry into force: 2015-11-26 | AUT-2015-L-101914

    The Act incorporates various European directives pertaining to radioactive substances, their management and finally waste disposal into Austrian legal system.
    § 36b Principles for the disposal of radioactive waste; National waste management program

  3. Austria - Occupational safety and health - Law, Act

    Federal Act on the implementation of the Biocidal Products Regulation (Biocidal Product Act). (Bundesgesetz zur Durchführung der Biozidprodukteverordnung (Biozidproduktegesetz - BiozidprodukteG)) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2013-06-20 | Date of entry into force: 2013-09-01 | AUT-2013-L-95931

    Section 1: General provisions
    Section 2: Responsibilities, authorities, procedures, information and charges
    Section 3: Classification, labelling, packaging, safety data sheet and statutory authorizations
    Section 4: Monitoring
    Section 5: Penalties
    Section 6: Transitional and final provisions.

  4. Austria - Occupational safety and health - Law, Act

    Federal Act on the establishment of safety control system, the safeguarding of nuclear materials and facilities, and on export controls to ensure the peaceful uses of atomic energy (Safety Control Act 2013 - SKG 2013) (Bundesgesetz über die Einrichtung eines Sicherheitskontrollsystems, die Sicherung von Kernmaterial und Anlagen und über die Ausfuhrkontrolle zur Gewährleistung der friedlichen Verwendung der Atomenergie (Sicherheitskontrollgesetz 2013 - SKG 2013)) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2013-02-25 | Date of entry into force: 2013-03-01 | AUT-2013-L-95871

    Article I. Constitutional provisions
    Article II.
    Section 1. Definitions and scope of applications
    Section 2. Security control
    Section 3. Securing of nuclear material and equipment
    Section 4. Expert control
    Section 5. Common provisions on security and export control
    Section 6. Penalties
    Section 7. Final provisions.

  5. Austria - Occupational safety and health - Law, Act

    Act to amend the Worker Protection Act and Labour Inspection Act. - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2012-12-28 | Date of entry into force: 2013-01-01 | AUT-2012-L-93672

    Article I. Amendment to the Worker Protection Act.
    Section § 2 amended with phrase: mental and physical health protection, minor changes in wording, § 40 incorporates provisions for those working with dangerous, explosives, flammable and hazardous materials.
    New section § 93 "Consideration of the employee protection in approval process"
    Article II. Amendment to the Labour Inspection Act 1993.
    Updated section relating to the proceedings after accidents at work.

  6. Austria - Occupational safety and health - Law, Act

    Federal Law to amend the Industry Law 1994.

    Adoption: 2000-08-10 | AUT-2000-L-58704

    Provisions regarding occupational qualifications, construction sites, and the management of hazards during large industrial accidents.

  7. Austria - Occupational safety and health - Law, Act

    Construction Work Coordination Act (BGBl. I. No. 37/1999). (Bauarbeitenkoordinationsgesetzes) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 1999-01-15 | AUT-1999-L-51626

    Requires employers in the construction industry to take measures to implement relevant provisions of the Occupational Safety and Health Protection Act and to prepare a safety plan for every construction project. Construction works undertaken by several employers shall require the appointment of a safety coordinator to harmonize safety procedures between the employers.

  8. Austria - Occupational safety and health - Law, Act

    Amendment of the Act on Occuptional Safety and Health Protection and the General Social Security Act. No. 12.

    Adoption: 1999-01-12 | AUT-1999-L-51637

    Amends provisions of the Act on Occupational Safety and Health (BGBl. 450/1994) regarding requirements for the operation of technical safety centres, occupational medicine centres, and preventive safety services. Also makes an amendment regarding the mandatory inspection schedule of workplaces by occupational safety and health experts and doctors. Adds new provisions requiring accident insurance providers to offer the services of prevention centres to enterprises with less than 50 employees. Article IV of the principal Act shall expire 31 December 1998.

  9. Austria - Occupational safety and health - Law, Act

    Act to amend the Worker Protection Act, the Act on the adaptation of labour contract law [BGBl. 459 of 1993], and the Maternity Protection Act [Text No. 9].

    Adoption: 1997-01-10 | AUT-1997-L-48000

    Numerous amendments covering, inter alia, work with visual display screens, health insurance coverage, and part time workers.

  10. Austria - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance of the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs on health surveillance at the workplace (VGÜ, BGBl. II 1997/27). [Text 22a/6].

    Adoption: 1997 | Date of entry into force: 1997-03-01 | AUT-1997-R-48592

    Provides for health surveillance for employees who work with specified toxic or biological substances, gas, or high levels of noise.

  11. Austria - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Explosion Protection Ordinance. Text No. 252.

    Adoption: 1996-06-11 | AUT-1996-R-44562

    Regulates safety equipment to be used in areas where there exists a danger of explosion. Implements EU guideline 94/9/EG of 23 March 1994.

  12. Austria - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance of the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs on safety experts (SVP-VO, BGBl. 1996/172). [Text 22a/3].

    Adoption: 1996 | AUT-1996-R-48589

    Consolidated text with annotations.

  13. Austria - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance of the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs on occupational health centres (AMZ-VO, BGBl. 1996/441). [Text 22a/4].

    Adoption: 1996 | AUT-1996-R-48590

    Consolidated text with annotations.

  14. Austria - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance on safety and health documents (DOK-VO, BGBl. 1996/478). [Text 22a/5].

    Adoption: 1996 | AUT-1996-R-48591

  15. Austria - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance on the training of safety experts (SFK-VO, BGBl. 1995/277). [Text 22a/2].

    Adoption: 1995-04-21 | AUT-1995-R-48587

  16. Austria - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance of the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs on the administration of Safety Committees (BGBl. 1995/30). [Text 22a/1].

    Adoption: 1995 | AUT-1995-R-48588

    Consolidated text with annotations.

  17. Austria - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance of the Ministry for Economic Affairs about occupational safety standards for the building trade. Text No. 793.

    Adoption: 1994-09-30 | Date of entry into force: 1994-09-30 | AUT-1994-R-41103

    Concerns standards with regard to noise emissions of machines used in the construction industry.

  18. Austria - Occupational safety and health - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Declaration of the Ministry for Economic Affairs concerning the register regarding the adapted European and Austrian Standards with respect to safety standards for machines. Text No. 771.

    Adoption: 1994-09-01 | Date of entry into force: 1994-09-23 | AUT-1994-M-41116

    Concerns conversion of basic European Safety Standards into Austrian law.

  19. Austria - Occupational safety and health - Law, Act

    Federal Act to amend the Act concerning protection of employees working for the Confederation. Text No. 631.

    Adoption: 1994-08-19 | Date of entry into force: 1994-08-19 | AUT-1994-L-41156

    Concerns medical assistance at work for employees.

  20. Austria - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance of the Ministry of Economic Affairs providing safety specifications for products described as "personal protective equipment". Text No. 596.

    Adoption: 1994-07-29 | Date of entry into force: 1994-07-30 | AUT-1994-R-41144

    Manufacturing requirements to guarantee the safety of this equipment as required by government standards.

  21. Austria - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance of the Federal Minister for Labour and Social Affairs establishing Regulations for the Occupational Health and Safety of Construction Workers.

    Adoption: 1994-05-05 | Date of entry into force: 1995-01-01 | AUT-1994-R-37807

    Regulates the protection of occupational health and safety in the construction industry. In particular, it concerns protective equipment, first aid, scaffolds, ladders, walking boards and ladders, sheathing, work on roofs, mining, dike construction, railway and road construction, demolition work, special construction work, work with liquid gas, work with lifting tackles, and work with machines and vehicles. Repeals Ordinance dated 10 November 1954.

  22. Austria - Occupational safety and health - Law, Act

    Worker Protection Act (ASchG) (BGBl. No. 450/1994). (ArbeitnehmerInnenschutzgesetzes) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 1994 | AUT-1994-L-42245

    Stipulates the employer's obligation to ensure that both employees and their workplaces are provided with the necessary equipment to protect employees against occupational health risks. This equipment must comply with the latest technical requirements. Furthermore, employers must take appropriate action with respect to medical assistance when needed in case of an occupational accident and must establish rooms for rest periods in accordance with the latest hygienic standards. Consolidated text.

  23. Austria - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance of the Federal Minister for Labour and Social Questions Amending the General Ordinance on the Protection of Employees.

    Adoption: 1993-03-31 | Date of entry into force: 1993-03-31 | AUT-1993-R-34598

    Ordinance amending para. 5 and 102 of the general ordinance on the protection of employees.

  24. Austria - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs on designation of dangerous installations and on the responsibilities of the owner of such an installation with regard to incidents (Ordinance on Incidents)

    Adoption: 1991-11-28 | Date of entry into force: 1991-12-01 | AUT-1991-R-28121

    Measures for the prevention of incidents and defence against incidents to be taken by the owner of dangerous installations defined by reference to specific quantities of substances listed in Appendix 1.

  25. Austria - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance of the Federal Ministry for Labour and Social Affairs of 4 June 1990 amending the Ordinance on Occupational Safety and Health Provisions in Enterprises.

    Adoption: 1990-06-05 | AUT-1990-R-22665

    Miscellaneous Amendments.

  26. Austria - Occupational safety and health - Law, Act

    Federal Act of 7 June 1989 amending the Chemical Act. Text No. 300.

    Adoption: 1989-06-07 | Date of entry into force: 1989-07-07 | AUT-1989-L-8331

    Amends the provisions of the Act (BGBI. No. 326/1987), especially regarding warnings which must be easily understandable.

  27. Austria - Occupational safety and health - Law, Act

    Federal Act of 6 April 1989 on security in the Federal Theatre and on the repeal of disciplinary rules and theatre police regulations for Federal Theatre enterprises (Federal Theatre Security Act). Text No. 204.

    Adoption: 1989-04-06 | Date of entry into force: 1989-09-01 | AUT-1989-L-8335

  28. Austria - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance of 16 March 1989 of the Federal Ministry of the Environment, Youth and the Family on the classification, packaging and marking of hazardous substances and compounds (Chemicals Ordinance). Text No. 208.

    Adoption: 1989-03-16 | AUT-1989-R-8365

    Importers and producers may introduce previously approved markings and packaging until 1 February 1990, and their use in commerce is allowed until 1 February 1991 (s. 24).

  29. Austria - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance of 23 January 1989 of the Federal Ministry of Health and the Public Service on notification of less toxic substances. Text No. 211.

    Adoption: 1989-01-23 | AUT-1989-R-8361

  30. Austria - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance of 23 January 1989 of the Federal Ministry of Health and the Public Service on permits for poisons, the duty to mark poisons, special labelling and packaging, and special protection measures in handling poisons (Poisons Ordinance 1989). Text. No. 212.

    Adoption: 1989-01-23 | Date of entry into force: 1990-02-01 | AUT-1989-R-8362

    Applies to toxic and highly toxic substances; contains forms. Once in force, revokes Instructions of 1928, as last amended by the Ordinance published in BGBl. No. 397/1968.

  31. Austria - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance of 12 January 1989 of the Federal Ministry of Health and the Public Service on the designation of highly toxic, toxic and less toxic substances in a preliminary list of poisons (Preliminary Poisons List Ordinance). Text No. 209.

    Adoption: 1989-01-12 | AUT-1989-R-8363

  32. Austria - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance of 9 January 1989 of the Federal Ministry of Health and the Public Service on the notification of highly toxic, toxic and less toxic substances in line with the preliminary list of poisons (Poisons Notification Ordinance). Text No. 210.

    Adoption: 1989-01-09 | AUT-1989-R-8364

    Calls for notification by producers and importers of such substances.

  33. Austria - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance of 29 December 1988 of the Federal Ministry of Economic Opportunity on the pollution limits for steam boilers (Steam Boiler Pollution Limit Order 1989). Text No. 19.

    Adoption: 1988-12-29 | AUT-1988-R-8357

  34. Austria - Occupational safety and health - Law, Act

    Federal Act amending the Employment of Persons with Disabilities Act 1969. Text No. 721.

    Adoption: 1988-09-27 | Date of entry into force: 1989-01-01 | AUT-1988-L-7243

    The amendments set forth a new definition of "disabled", eliminating the distinction between war-disabled and civilian-disabled. As amended, the Act places funding for sheltered workshops on a firmer footing and provides transport subsidies for disabled persons. Sec. 15 prescribes the duties of the Labour Offices in regard to placement of the disabled.

  35. Austria - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Order of the Federal Ministry for Economic Opportunities and the Federal Minister of Labour and Social Affairs of 23 November 1987 amending the General Safety Order for Machinery and Devices. Text No. 667.

    Adoption: 1987-11-23 | AUT-1987-R-4588

    Amends the Order (BGBl. 219/1983) in relation to electrical standards.

  36. Austria - Occupational safety and health - Law, Act

    Federal Act of 4 November 1987 amending the Agricultural Labour Act 1984. Text No. 577.

    Adoption: 1987-11-04 | AUT-1987-L-4324

    This Act contains numerous miscellaneous amendments to the Agricultural Labour Act (BGBl. 1984/287), particularly regarding procedural aspects of the conciliation process involving collective agreements. It also provides for continuing the powers of an outgoing works council before the newly elected works council takes over; and it governs their election and term of office. Under new s. 194(7)(3), the works council has responsibility for watching over the implementation of rules on workers' protection, social security and training. The amendment also specifies areas in which employers must keep the works council informed (collection of computerised personal data on workers, employer's financial status, etc.) Also amends s. 237 on penalties.

  37. Austria - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Order of the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs of 9 October 1987 amending the General Order on Workers' Protection. No. 593.

    Adoption: 1987-10-09 | AUT-1987-R-4587

    Amends ss. 38 and 50 of the General Order on Workers' Protection (BGBl. 218/1983, as amended), issued under the Worker's Protection Act (LS 1972 - Aus. 1), in relation to safety standards applicable to working with electricity.

  38. Austria - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Order of 21 September 1987 of the Federal Ministry of the Economy and Transport on special training for drivers of vehicles transporting hazardous goods. Text No. 506.

    Adoption: 1987-09-21 | AUT-1987-R-4586

    Sets forth the training's scope, duration, certification, etc. Repeals the Order of 5 Sept. 1979 (BGBl. 403/1979, as amended in BGBl. 229/1985) on the same subject.

  39. Austria - Occupational safety and health - Law, Act

    Loi fédérale modifiant la loi sur la protection des travailleurs [texte No. 234 de 1972: SL 1972 - Aut. 1]. Texte No. 393.

    Adoption: 1986-07-03 | AUT-1986-L-2472

    Insère un al. 3 à la suite du para. 22b(2).

  40. Austria - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Arrêté du ministre fédéral de l'Administration sociale modifiant l'arrêté général [du 11 mars 1983] sur la protection des travailleurs. Texte No. 91.

    Adoption: 1983-11-25 | Date of entry into force: 1984-03-01 | AUT-1983-R-467

    Diverses modifications.

  41. Austria - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Arrêté du ministre fédéral de l'Administration sociale sur les services chargés d'assurer, dans les établissements, la protection des salaries. Texte No. 2.

    Adoption: 1983-11-03 | Date of entry into force: 1984-03-01 | AUT-1983-R-94

    Abroge l'arrêté de 1973 (texte No. 253) aux mêmes fins.

  42. Austria - Occupational safety and health - Law, Act

    A federal Act to amend the Workers' Protection Act [of 30 May 1972:LS 1972-Aus.1] and the General Social Insurance Act [of 9 Sep. 1955:LS 1955-Aus.3 (extracts)...1961-Aus.2]. Text No. 544.

    Adoption: 1982-10-20 | AUT-1982-L-10429

    Miscellaneous amendments.

  43. Austria - Occupational safety and health - Law, Act

    Order respecting the concentrations of noxious substances which may be inhaled under the terms of clause 8 of subsection 2 of section VII of the Act respecting workers employed on night shifts on arduous work. Text No. 356.

    Adoption: 1981-07-29 | AUT-1981-L-10850

  44. Austria - Occupational safety and health - Law, Act

    Federal Act concerning life and health protection for public sector employees (Bundesbediensteten-Schutzgesetz (BSG), BGBl. Text 22c. 1977/164). Text 22c.

    Adoption: 1977-03-23 | AUT-1977-L-42247

    The public service in its capacity as employer must take appropriate action with respect to hygienic and protective equipment to prevent diseases originating in the work environment. The employer must also establish medical services in the workplace.

  45. Austria - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance of the Federal Minister of Social Administration respecting the physical fitness of workers for certain activities. Text No. 39.

    Adoption: 1973-12-14 | AUT-1973-R-15523

    Schedule contains a table indicating the intervals and type of special medical examinations to be given in the event of exposure to toxic substances.

  46. Austria - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance respecting protection against radiation. Text No. 47.

    Adoption: 1972-01-12 | AUT-1972-R-16318

  47. Austria - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Inland Waterways Shipping Regulations. Text No. 260.

    Adoption: 1971-05-10 | AUT-1971-R-17115

    Ordinance of the Federal Minister of Transport respecting the transport of dangerous machinery and shipping on navigable inland waterways [Danube shipping].

  48. Austria - Occupational safety and health - Law, Act

    Radiation Protection Act. Text No. 227.

    Adoption: 1969-06-11 | AUT-1969-L-17981

    A federal Act respecting measures to protect the lives and health of human beings, including later generations, from damage from ionising radiations.


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