Health & Safety Regulations at Work for EU Nationals and Environment

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Health, Safety & Environment

The employer is responsible to ensure that the employee has a completely satisfactory working environment, which implies that the employee won’t sustain any physical damage, mental damage or diseases as a consequence of the work. All organizations must hire a health and safety advisor who would attend and monitor the organization’s health and safety needs. The employee needs to ensure that he remains within the safety standards and the law. Notify management of any misconduct regarding health and safety and also to report any working environment risks.

Personal Insurance

There are different kinds of personal insurance one can take out. These can be for disability, death or serious illness. In the event of illness or disability, one has to fill out a complete declaration form. If one has no dependents, then it is better to take out disability insurance.

Accidents at Work

The employer has to notify the Labor and Welfare Association in case of serious injury at work. He also has to notify in case of illnesses where the employee has the right to occupational injury coverage. In addition, he also has to notify the insurance company.

Impaired Work Ability

If your health curtails your ability to work or your options in terms of employment, you have the right to services and measures from the National Labor and Welfare Association to help you return to a job.

Work Assessment Allowance

If your ability to perform has been curtailed by at least fifty percent due to injury or illness, you may be entitled to work assessment allowance. The main question here is that to what extent does the injury or illness hinders your ability to take paid employment. This allowance assures that you have enough money during your transitional period of medical treatment and other follow up from the Labor association to get employment. It is compulsory to be a member of the National Insurance Scheme for at least three years to apply for the work assessment allowance.

Disability Pension

If your ability to perform has been curtailed permanently by at least fifty percent due to injury or illness, you may be entitled to a disability pension. It must be proven that appropriate measures cannot improve your earning ability. The Labor and Welfare association decides whether you meet the requirements of the of the disability pension. It is compulsory to be a member of the National Insurance Scheme for at least three years before you became disabled to be eligible for the disability

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