Accident prevention: Implementing bodies

Suva, the cantonal labour inspectorates (CLIs) and the Federal Labour Inspectorate (FLI) oversee application of the provisions on occupational accident prevention.

Suva ˗ the implementing body for occupational safety

Suva oversees application of the provisions on the prevention of occupational accidents in certain organisations and for certain work tools in compliance with Article 49 of the Ordinance of 19 December 1983 on the Prevention of Accidents and Occupational Diseases (APO, SR 832.30). It also oversees application of the provisions on the prevention of occupational diseases in all organisations (Art. 50 APO). In addition, Suva oversees application of the provisions on the management of certain occupational accident risks relating to the personal circumstances of employees in all organisations (Art. 70 APO).

CLIs and FLI – the implementing bodies for accident prevention

The cantonal labour inspectorates (CLIs) and the Federal Labour Inspectorate (FLI) are also responsible for overseeing application of the provisions on the prevention of occupational accidents in organisations and for work tools. The State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) runs the FLI and supervises the CLIs. SECO is sometimes also involved in Suva’s area of responsibility.

Organisation and authority of implementing bodies

The annual reports of the Federal Coordination Commission for Occupational Safety (FCOS) describe the organisation and authority of the implementing bodies in detail.

Last modification 05.07.2018

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