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Original name: Gesetz über die Durchführung von Maßnahmen des Arbeitsschutzes zur Verbesserung der Sicherheit und des Gesundheitsschutzes der Beschäftigten bei der Arbeit (Arbeitsschutzgesetz - ArbSchG)
Name: Labour Protection Act (ArbSchG)(BGBl. IS. 1246).
Country: Germany
Subject(s): Occupational safety and health
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 1996-08-07
Entry into force:
Published on: Bundesgesetzblatt, Part I, 1996-08-20, No. 43, pp. 1246-1253 (INFORM - P60279)
ISN: DEU-1996-L-44880
Bibliography: Bundesgesetzblatt, Part I, 1996-08-20, No. 43, pp. 1246-1253 (INFORM - P60279)
Act on-line in German Act on-line in German Gesetze im Internet, Ministry of Justice - Bundesministerium der Justiz, Germany PDF PDF (DOC.NORMES) (consulted on 2011-06-10)
Abstract/Citation: Section 1 provides for an Occupational Safety Act, covering all employees except domestic workers and seafarers. Requires the employer to eliminate safety hazards, to document risk assessment and measures taken to reduce hazards, and to provide safety and first aid equipment. Employees shall have the right to make suggestions regarding safety at the workplace.
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