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Workplace safety

Protecting employees and minimising dangers: Do you need information about special regulations concerning working hours? Does your business work with hazardous substances or facilities? From special permissions to health certification, here you will find an overview of administrative information and services concerning occupational safety and health.


Apply for exemption from basic obligations and protective measures in the commercial handling of hazardous substances

If you wish to deviate from the provisions of the Hazardous Substances Ordinance, you must apply for an exemption from the competent authority.

Apply for occupational health and safety advice

The employer is responsible for the occupational health and safety of its employees. Effective occupational safety is only possible if the potential hazards in the workplace are...

Applying for an exemption from the ban on overtime and night work

You must obtain approval for exceptions to the ban on night work and overtime as well as the type and pace of work for pregnant or breastfeeding women.

Applying for background checks in aviation

If you're working in security restricted areas at an airport, you'll need a background check.

Applying for employment of a pregnant or breastfeeding woman between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.

If you wish to employ a pregnant or breastfeeding woman between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m., you must obtain permission to do so.

Applying for permission to carry out fumigations

If you want to carry out fumigation, you need a permit, which you must apply for from the competent authority.

Carry out half-yearly transmission of employment of persons in home work

You must identify all persons whom you employ in homework under the (HAG) and those persons through whom you pass on homework in lists and submit these lists to the competent body every six months.

Display safety-related operational incidents without personal injury in mining

As an entrepreneur in the mining industry, you must report certain operational incidents to the competent authority.

Give advance notice of the establishment of a construction site

For larger construction projects, send an advance notice to the responsible occupational health and safety authority at least two weeks before setting up the construction site. You must also display this advance notice visibly on the construction site and adapt it in the event of significant changes.

Information on maternity protection

If you are pregnant, you may only be employed with your consent in the last six weeks before giving birth. Until the expiry of eight weeks, in the case of premature and multiple...

Notify changes in the company, self-employed or freelance activity to the statutory accident insurance.

Has something changed in your company or in your self-employed or freelance work? You must report this to your employers' liability insurance association or accident insurance fund.

Register workplaces in regions or in a working environment with increased exposure to radioactive radiation from radon

As a company, you must measure the radon concentration in radon precautionary areas and, since January 2019, register workplaces where the reference value is exceeded despite...

Report an accident or malfunction involving hazardous substances

If an accident or malfunction or illness or death related to hazardous substances has occurred in your company, you must report this immediately.

Report safety-relevant operational incidents involving personal injury in mining (accident report)

As an entrepreneur in the mining industry, you must report certain operational incidents involving personal injury to the competent authority.

Reporting an accident at work or school to the statutory accident insurance fund

If a work accident occurs at your company or institution, you must report it.

Set up construction site

Construction measures that affect the road must be secured by traffic signs. If construction work or other uses require the use of roads and ancillary facilities, such as...

Show employment of persons in establishments with X-ray equipment or interference emitters

The employment of persons who work with third-party X-ray equipment or third-party interference sources and who may be exposed to a dose higher than 1 mSv must be reported to the competent authority.

Show home work to which special regulations of hazard protection apply.

If you, as a company, issue home work in accordance with the Home Work Act (HAG), for the performance of which special hazard protection regulations apply, you must notify the responsible trade supervisory office and the police authority (usually the public order office).