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Health and Safety Representation

Employees and their representatives in the establishment have participation rights with regard to all matters of occupational health and safety. The employer must provide comprehensive information on these matters and consult the employees before taking a decision.

The employer can appoint an employee as safety representative; in some cases, this is compulsory. Such representatives must receive the appropriate training. Training and performance of duties must take place during working time.

Hans Baumann (2014) for worker-participation.eu