Switzerland: Health and safety
Updating author: Thomas Kälin, MLL Meyerlustenberger Lachenal Froriep Ltd (MLL)
See the legal services provided by the author of XpertHR International > Switzerland, including any discounts/offers for subscribers.
- The Code of Obligations places a number of general health and safety duties on employers. (See General)
- Employers and employees have various duties regarding health and safety. (See Duties on employers and employees)
- There is no statutory requirement for specific health and safety representatives to be appointed or elected. (See Safety representatives)
- Labour inspectorates in each of Switzerland's 26 cantons have primary responsibility for monitoring and enforcing compliance with health and safety legislation. (See Enforcement and penalties)
- All employees are compulsorily insured against occupational accidents and illnesses under a publicly managed scheme, with the contributions paid to an approved provider by the employer. (See Compensation for injury or illness)