Employee participation in work environment management

The employee has no formal responsibility but participates in work environment management by, for example, reporting risks, incidents, illness and accidents, suggesting measures and giving opinions on that which has been carried out.

a worker walks on a marked path on the factory floor

The employer and the employees should work together to create a good work environment. This is laid down in the Work Environment Act. The employer has the main responsibility for the work environment. The safety representative is the employees’ elected representative in work environment questions but has no own responsibility for the work environment.

Pupils, military conscripts and sub consultants are also considered employees under the Work Environment Act.

The Work Environment Act states

Extract from the Work Environment Act, chapter 6: ’The employer and employee shall pursue suitably organised work environment activity.’

Find the Work Environment Act here 

Last updated 2021-02-24