Occupational health and Safety
In Italy the reference with regard to legislation on health and safety at work is Legislative Decree no. 81 of 9 April 2008, also known as the Consolidated Law on Occupational Health and Safety (TUS), which came into force on 15 May 2008.
The TUS has undergone various changes and additions over time through corrections (see Legislative Decree no. 106 of 3 August 2009) and subsequent further decrees. 51 technical attachments to the text of the articles of the decree have been added featuring in a systematic and coordinated way the technical provisions regarding almost all the most important standards issued in Italy from the post-war period until the present.
Through the TUS, the legislator focuses on companies, employers and workers to emphasise the importance of prevention and protection of the health and safety of workers in any work context. It also deals with regulating the aspects of risk assessment, health surveillance, management of first aid, emergency and fire prevention measures.