24. Responsibilities of different workplace parties for occupational safety and health

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24. RESPONSIBILITIES OF DIFFERENT WORKPLACE PARTIES FOR OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH 24. Responsibilities of different workplace parties for occupational safety and health The Employer’s Obligations The employer is responsible to take care of own employees safety while at work, as well as make sure that the work does not endanger their physical and mental health. The employer is required to consider the circumstances related to the work, working conditions and other aspects of the working environment as well as the employees’ personal capacities. Employers are required to continuously monitor the working environment and provide supervision at work. Supervisors must be aware of employees work abilities. Any problems and violations must be interrupted immediately. When necessary, employers should also take measures to clarify and eliminate the risk factors. The use of the preventive measures is to be the main target. The risk level must be reduced as low as reasonably practicable. Shared workplace The regulations at the common workplace aim to safe coordination of work. At the shared workplace each employer is primarily responsible for the safety of his own workers. He is responsible to oversee and control their work. The client company is functioning as a host at the shared workplace. Therefore, if necessary, they do also have the right to deal with the actions of their own workers, as well as of the subcontractor’s workers, if these actions cause hazards or risks to safety or health. Client The client should ensure that the supplier has received all necessary information and instructions regarding the workplace’s hazards and dangers. The client is responsible to arrange cooperation in safety matters at the shared workplace. The client is responsible for: the orientation to the shared workplace the coordination of the activities at the workplace the arrangements for traffic and movement at the workplace the general planning of the workplace, and its general order and cleanliness the general safety and health of the working conditions and the working environment 109


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