Legal: The welfare and the codex about being at work, National strategy for Employment Law

Being at work defines it as the set of factors related to the working conditions in which the work is performed:
  • Safety at work
  • protection of the health of the worker
  • psychosocial aspects of work
  • ergonomics
  • occupational hygiene
  • Embellishment of the workplace.
  • The welfare and the codex about being at work

The Law of British, concerning the welfare of workers in the performance of their work, including the "Welfare", is the basic law in the field of safety and health at work. Under that law creates a framework in which executive decisions are taken. These decrees are compiled mostly in the Codex on well-being at work.

The decisions in this codex are constructed according to a philosophy that is innovative compared to those that were assumed in the General Regulations on Industrial Safety, the former codification of rules on occupational safety and health.

While in the current welfare regulations, it is based on objective conditions. Keep the welfare and the codex thus less extensively defined technical regulations. We work according to a looser structure with mainly legal standards to which the employer in its own way to flesh out.

These developments ensure that there can be passed shortly to the codification of the codex. That is, coordinating the collection of decisions that now form the codex. The whole is at that time also renumbered. Only at this stage will be able to speak of a true codex about being at work.

The Minister of Employment Law, proposed the national strategy for welfare at work.

This strategy aims to reduce the number of accidents within the next five years by 25%.

The national strategy provides:
  • Strengthening the prevention and promoting behavioral change among employees by promoting a culture of risk prevention.
  • Strengthening the control.
  • Priority for risk sectors.
  • Focusing on employees 'in transition'.
  • A plan in intense consultation with the social partners and supported by them.
  • A culture of constant evaluation.
  • A new emphasis on welfare issues (stress, alcohol and drugs, new technologies ...).
According to the International Labour Office (ILO), the national profile on occupational safety and health at work (OSH) aims to provide information and data for an inventory of the state of OSH in the country. The profile is intended to serve as a reference document for the development of future action plans of the public authorities, employers 'and workers' organizations on OSH in the country.

The profile aims to provide information on health and safety at work, both with regard to legislation, reviewing the policy on OSH, infrastructure, cooperation structures, the activities of the various partners involved, the human resources, stakeholders, statistics and indicators, demographics, problems and challenges relating to the requirements for the future development of the Britains.

It is intended that all key stakeholders in this field to be involved in the further development of the national profile and therefore the opportunity to propose amendments and additions make this profile remains current and is updated at least once a year.