International Labour Organisation Convention C155 – Occupational Safety and Health Convention, 1981 (No.155) Article 19

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International Labour Organisation Convention C155 – Occupational Safety and Health Convention, 1981 (No.155) Article 19

There shall be arrangements at the level of the undertaking under which–

  • (a) workers, in the course of performing their work, co-operate in the fulfilment by their employer of the obligations placed upon him;
  • (b) representatives of workers in the undertaking co-operate with the employer in the field of occupational safety and health;
  • (c) representatives of workers in an undertaking are given adequate information on measures taken by the employer to secure occupational safety and health and may consult their representative organisations about such information provided they do not disclose commercial secrets;
  • (d) workers and their representatives in the undertaking are given appropriate training in occupational safety and health;
  • (e) workers or their representatives and, as the case may be, their representative organisations in an undertaking, in accordance with national law and practice, are enabled to enquire into, and are consulted by the employer on, all aspects of occupational safety and health associated with their work; for this purpose technical advisers may, by mutual agreement, be brought in from outside the undertaking;
  • (f) a worker reports forthwith to his immediate supervisor any situation which he has reasonable justification to believe presents an imminent and serious danger to his life or health; until the employer has taken remedial action, if necessary, the employer cannot require workers to return to a work situation where there is continuing imminent and serious danger to life or health.

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