Occupational safety & health protection

Occupational safety & Health protection: The most important in a nutshell

  • Companies and organizations in Switzerland are required by law to deal with the issue.
  • The aim is to prevent accidents and damage to health in the workplace.
  • Various laws, regulations and ordinances at federal as well as cantonal level regulate the requirements for occupational safety and health protection. 
  • Occupational safety and health protection is an ongoing process that must be constantly monitored and improved.
  • Safety officers as well as the management are responsible for the topic. 

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Why should you care about occupational safety & health?

  • Compliance with legal regulations: Occupational safety and health protection are subject to legal regulations. Companies in Switzerland are obliged to protect the safety and health of their employees. 
  • Preventing accidents and damage to health: Occupational safety and health protection help to prevent accidents and damage to health in the workplace.
  • Reducing costs: By preventing accidents and damage to health, the company can reduce costs from lost production, incapacity, hospital bills and compensation payments.
  • Improving productivity: A safe and healthy workplace can increase motivation and productivity. Employees feel safe and comfortable.

Legal foundations Occupational safety & Health protection 

There are several legal foundations and ordinances relevant to occupational safety and health in Switzerland. Among the most important are the Occupational Safety Act, the Accident Insurance Act and the Ordinance on Safety and Health at Work 

Who needs to deal with it?


The management has the responsibility to ensure that occupational safety and health protection are guaranteed in the company and must take appropriate measures.


Employees have a responsibility to perform their own work and the work of others safely and to be aware of potential hazards.

Safety Officer

As a rule, safety officers are responsible for ensuring that occupational health and safety is implemented and regularly monitored. 

What do you have to do in the context of occupational safety & health?

Creation of a safety and health protection plan

A safety and health plan sets out the objectives and measures to ensure occupational safety and health.

Carrying out risk analyses and assessments

Risk analyses and assessments help identify and evaluate potential hazards in the workplace in order to take appropriate action.

Training of the employees

Employees must be educated about workplace hazards, necessary safety measures and procedures in the event of an emergency.

Carrying out regular maintenance and inspection work

Regular maintenance and inspection of machinery and equipment helps identify and eliminate potential hazards.

Provision of personal protective equipment and safety equipment

It is important that employees have the necessary equipment to protect themselves from workplace hazards.

Monitoring and follow-up of accidents and damage to health

Accidents and health problems need to be recorded and analyzed to determine what went wrong and how it can be prevented in the future.

How does SBIS support?

It takes know-how and experience to comply with the various laws, standards and requirements in the area of occupational safety and health.

SBIS supports you in various areas to ensure the safety and health of your employees.

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