Occupational health and Safety
In Italy, the reference for occupational health and safety is Legislative Decree no. 81 of April 9, 2008, also referred to as Consolidated Law on Occupational Health and Safety (TUS), which came into force on May 15, 2008.
The TUS has undergone a number of amendments and additions over time, such as Legislative Decree of August 3, 2009 no. 106 and other subsequent decrees.
The text of the decree articles was supplemented by 51 technical annexes that systematically set out the coordinated technical requirements of almost all the most important regulations issued in Italy since the end of WWII.
The TUS law concerns companies, employers and workers to underline the importance of prevention and the protection of workers’ health and safety in any workplace. It also regulates issues to do with risk assessment, health surveillance, first aid measure management, emergency and fire fighting.