What is accident prevention?

In accident prevention, a distinction is drawn between the prevention of occupational accidents and diseases (occupational safety) and the prevention of non-occupational accidents (home and leisure, sports and road traffic accidents). 

Prevention of occupational accidents and diseases

Responsibility for preventing occupational accidents and diseases (occupational safety) lies with employers. However, employees also have a part to play here. In particular, they must comply with their employer’s instructions and make use of personal protective equipment (PPE).

Prevention of non-occupational accidents

Suva and the other accident insurers promote the prevention of non-occupational accidents. Together they run the Swiss Council for Accident Prevention (cap). The cap helps prevent non-occupational accidents in the areas of home and leisure, sports and road traffic through awareness-raising and safety campaigns. It also coordinates efforts in this area.

Last modification 05.07.2018

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