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Document ID (ISN)106355
CIS number 07-268
ISSN - Serial title 1285-154X - Santé et Sécurité au Travail Actualités
Year 2006
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Touchent D.
Title Safety and inexcusable faults of employers
Original title Sécurité et faute inexcusable de l'employeur [in French]
Bibliographic information May 2006, No.90, p.6-7. Illus.
Abstract Employers are required to ensure the safety and health of their employees. Failure to do so is an inexcusable fault in cases where the employer knew of, or should have known of, the risk to which the employee was exposed and failed to implement the necessary preventive measures. Contents of this article on the inexcusable fault of the employer: what constitutes an inexcusable fault; legal liabilities of employers in cases of non-compliance with their obligations with respect to occupational safety and health; conditions of waiving liability; financial consequences in cases of employers' responsibility; period of limitation of employers' liability.
Descriptors (primary) responsibilities of employers; criminal liability; management failure; France
Descriptors (secondary) enforcement; penalties; case law; comment on law; role of labour inspection
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Criminal liability in OSH