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?



Safety Officer

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

Creation of a safety and health protection plan

Carrying out risk analyses and assessments

Training of the employees

Carrying out regular maintenance and inspection work

Provision of personal protective equipment and safety equipment

Monitoring and follow-up of accidents and damage to health

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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