What does occupational safety mean?
Occupational safety refers to measures and regulations that help protect the health and safety of workers in the workplace. Occupational safety covers a wide range of topics, such as workplace design and the handling of hazardous materials. Occupational safety is intended to promote health and well-being in the workplace. The legal basis for occupational safety is the German Arbeitsschutzgesetz (ArbSchG).
How is occupational safety defined?
In the Arbeitsschutzgesetz § 2 para. 1, occupational safety is defined as follows: "Occupational health and safety measures within the meaning of this Act are measures for the prevention of accidents at work and work-related health hazards, including measures for the humane design of work."
What is risk assessment?
A risk assessment is an occupational safety process for identifying potential hazards in a company. The purpose of risk assessment is to identify sources of danger at an early stage so that they can be eliminated before employees are harmed.