Equipment, goods and materials - Occupational safety and health
Occupational health and safety protects employees from occupational hazards and harmful stresses at work. Health promotion and the mobilization of employees' physical and mental health are also part of occupational safety and health.
Here you will find information about formalities related to this subject:
Demolition and remediation work on weakly bonded asbestos products; application for approval as a specialist company
Demolition and remediation work on weakly bound asbestos products may only be carried out by specialist companies that have been approved by the competent authority to carry out this work.
Piecework; application for an exemption from the employment ban.
In certain cases, you can apply for an exemption from the employment ban.
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.
Hours of work; request for extension for employees of a seasonal and campaign operation.
Upon request, employees of a seasonal or campaign operation may be granted an extension of daily working hours for the duration of the season or campaign up to a maximum of twelve hours per day on individual days.
Materials containing asbestos; notification of activities
Activities involving materials containing asbestos must be notified in advance to the responsible trade supervisory office.
Construction worker protection; monitoring
The labor inspectorates monitor working conditions on construction sites.
Construction project; advance notice of the establishment of a construction site.
As a rule, construction sites must be notified in advance to the responsible trade supervisory office or mining office in the form of an advance notice.
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; notification in case of suspicion
If the presence of an occupational disease is suspected, this must be reported.
Explosive substances; notification of the commencement of activities and the appointed responsible persons.
Anyone who handles explosive substances commercially must notify the competent authority of the commencement of this activity and the responsible persons appointed by him.
Explosive substances; application for a storage permit
The storage (keeping) of explosive substances is subject to the requirements of the Explosives Act in conjunction with the Second Ordinance to the Explosives Act and usually requires a permit.
Fireworks; notification of the burning of pyrotechnic articles
The form is used for the notification of fireworks with pyrotechnic objects by the holder of a permit under the Explosives Act (SprengG).
Protection against dismissal; application for consent to dismissal
Employees who fall under the special protection against dismissal can only be dismissed if the responsible trade supervisory office has given its approval.
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.
Sundays and public holidays; application for a permit for the employment of employees
As an employer, you require an official permit if you intend to work on a Sunday or public holiday in your business or company, unless there is a legal exception.
Blasting with explosive substances; display
If blasting with explosive substances is to be carried out, this must be reported to the locally responsible trade supervisory office or mining office.
Installations requiring monitoring; control
Control of the operation of facilities with special hazard potential, such as storage facilities for flammable liquids, elevator facilities, facilities in potentially explosive atmospheres and pressure facilities (pressure vessels, steam boilers and pipelines).