EH&S:-Occupational-Health-&-Safety
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EH&S: Occupational Health & Safety

Our occupational legislation in C2P is a collection of many laws and regulations protecting workers from exposure to hazards in the workplace. 

EH&S: Occupational Health & Safety

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Topic Overview

Occupational Health & Safety (OHS), also commonly referred to as workplace health and safety (WHS), is a multidisciplinary field concerned with protecting the safety, health, and wellbeing of people in the workplace from exposure to hazards resulting from work activities.

Legislation imposes obligations on employers to: 

  • Examine and control workplace hazards
  • Have operating procedures and communicate them so that employees follow safety and health requirements
  • Provide safety training in a language and vocabulary workers can understand
  • Use color codes, posters, labels or signs to warn employees of potential hazards
  • Provide access to employee medical records and exposure records to employee or their authorized representatives
  • Report and record all work-related fatalities and inpatient hospitalizations
  • Be prepared for emergencies to prevent harm to workers and property

Subtopics of EH&S (Occupational Health & Safety) include:

  • Electromagnetic Fields (EMF)
  • Ergonomics
  • General: Emergency Preparedness & Response
  • Chemicals in EH&S: Occupational, Health & Safety
  • Workplace Noise
  • Workplace Radiation

Coverage Included

Our regulatory content in C2P is historically comprehensive with a robust QA process to ensure quality, consistency and accuracy. Below is a high level summary of our coverage for this topic:
  • EU: Safety and Health of Workers at Work Framework Directive 89/391/EEC
  • USA: Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Act, 29 USC 651-678, 1970
  • UK: Health and Safety at Work etc, Act, 1974
  • China: Work Safety Law, 2002
  • China: National Plan on Occupational Disease Prevention and Control (2016-2020), Notice No. 100, 2016
  • France: Physical Quantities Regarding Exposure Limits to Electromagnetic Fields in the Workplace, Order, December 2016
  • Belgium: Welfare of Workers at Work, Law, 4 August 1996

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