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Spain: Health and safety

Original and updating authors: Jesus Gimeno and Javier Gutierrez, Jones Day


  • Employers are required to take the necessary measures to ensure workers' safety and protect their physical and mental health. (See General)
  • Employers and employees have various duties regarding health and safety. (See Duties on employers and employees)
  • Employees' interests are represented by risk prevention delegates or a health and safety committee. (See Safety representatives)
  • The Labour Inspectorate monitors and enforces compliance with employment, social security and health and safety legislation. (See Enforcement and penalties)
  • Employers are obliged to make contributions in respect of their employees to the social security fund for workplace accidents and occupational illnesses. (See Compensation for injury or illness)