Human resources - Health and safety at the workplace
Companies are responsible for the health and safety of their employees. An ergonomically designed workplace and safety precautions help to prevent occupational illnesses and accidents.
Here you will find information about formalities related to this subject:
Occupational health and safety management system; consulting and auditing based on OHRIS
The industrial inspectorates at the district governments advise companies on the voluntary introduction of a company occupational health and safety management system based on OHRIS.
Organization of occupational health and safety in companies; performance of inspections
The factory inspectorate checks whether the company's occupational health and safety has been organized in accordance with the requirements of the Occupational Health and Safety Act (ArbSchG).
Occupational safety; application for an exception to the appointment of a company physician or occupational safety specialist
Employers may apply to the relevant trade supervisory office for the granting of an exemption when appointing occupational physicians and occupational safety specialists if the person to be appointed does not meet the legal requirements.
Occupational accidents, claims and occupational diseases; conducting investigations.
The labor inspectorates at the governments conduct investigations of occupational accidents and cooperate in investigations of damage to plant and equipment.
Die Gewerbeaufsichtsämter bei den Regierungen überwachen, ob das Arbeitszeitgesetz eingehalten wird und bewilligen in Ausnahmefällen u. a. Sonn- und Feiertagsarbeit, sowie im Einzelfall die Erhöhung der maximal zulässigen Arbeitszeit bei entsprechendem Ausgleich.
Die Gewerbeaufsichtsämter überwachen die Arbeitsbedingungen auf Baustellen.
Mining; declaration of the appointment of a supervisor
A supervisor (responsible person) can be appointed in accordance with §§ 58 ff of the Federal Mining Act to fulfill the duties arising from mining regulations and to manage and supervise the operation.
Occupational disease; application for recognition
You can apply for recognition of an occupational disease.
Facility-based immunization requirement; notification if proof is not provided or if authenticity or accuracy of content is in doubt
Since March 16, 2022, a facility-based vaccination requirement has been in effect in medical and nursing facilities. If no legal proof is presented or if there are doubts about the authenticity or accuracy of the content, this must be reported to the health department.
Explosive substances; notification of the commencement of activities and the appointed responsible persons.
Anyone who handles explosive substances on a commercial basis must notify the competent authority of the commencement of this activity and the responsible persons appointed by him.
Statutory accident insurance; registration of a company, self-employed or freelance activity
If you start a business, become self-employed or freelance, you usually have to register it with the accident insurance company.
Health promotion and prevention; application for funding as part of the "Healthy.Living.Bavaria." initiative
With the Healthy.Living.Bavaria. initiative, the Bavarian State Ministry of Health and Care promotes knowledge-based and quality-assured model projects that take into account individual behavior as well as conditions in the living environment.
Health protection at the workplace; monitoring
The labor inspectorates monitor compliance with the regulations on protection against occupational hazards.
Hygiene surveillance in establishments; carrying out of control inspections
Regular or unscheduled inspections shall be carried out to ensure that hygiene requirements are met in establishments handling food of animal origin, e.g. meat or poultry meat processing, milk, eggs and fish processing.
Youth employment protection; application for a certificate of authorization to investigate.
If you need an examination authorization certificate to conduct a medical examination under the Youth Employment Protection Act, you must apply for one.
Child care; application for compensation under the Protection Against Infection Act.
Employers and self-employed persons can apply for compensation or reimbursement in accordance with Section 56 (1a) of the Infection Protection Act (IfSG).
Food personnel; registration for instruction in accordance with the Infection Protection Act
The public health departments and the physicians appointed by them instruct food personnel in infection hygiene before they start work for the first time. You will need a certificate stating that you have attended an instruction session.
Driving and rest times; monitoring
Compliance with social regulations in road traffic is monitored by the state within the framework of company inspections and roadside inspections.
Maternity protection; notice of employment of pregnant or nursing woman
If one of your employees, students or pupils has informed you that she is pregnant or breastfeeding, you must report this to the relevant labor inspectorate.
Loss of earnings; application for compensation under the Infection Protection Act.
If you are prohibited from working due to the Infection Protection Act and suffer a loss of earnings as a result, you can receive compensation under certain conditions.
Firearms license; application
If you want to carry a firearm in public, you must first apply for a firearms license.