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Italy: Health and safety

Original author: Massimo Pallini
Updating author: Luciano Racchi

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  • Health and safety in employment is regulated by statute and by directives issued by the public health and safety authorities. (See General)
  • Employers and employees have various duties regarding health and safety. (See Duties on employers and employees)
  • Employees must appoint or elect at least one safety representative, or a joint representative with the employees of other small establishments in the same sector and geographical area. (See Safety representatives)
  • The public Labour Inspectorate has the role of monitoring whether or not employers are complying with health and safety legislation. (See Enforcement and penalties)
  • All employees must be insured against work-related accidents and occupational illnesses with the public insurance institute. (See Compensation for injury or illness)