Accident prevention: Executive bodies

Suva, the cantonal labour inspectorates and the Federal Labour Inspectorate oversee compliance with occupational accident prevention requirements. 

Suva’s occupational safety responsibilities

Suva oversees compliance with the requirements for occupational accident prevention in certain companies and for certain types of equipment in accordance with Article 49 of the Ordinance of 19 December 1983 on the Prevention of Accidents and Occupational Illnesses (VUV, SR 832.30). It also oversees compliance with the requirements for the prevention of occupational illnesses in all companies (Art. 50 VUV). In addition, Suva monitors compliance with the requirements for the management of certain intrinsic occupational accident risks in all companies (Art. 70 VUV).

Responsibilities of cantonal and federal bodies

The cantonal labour inspectorates and the Federal Labour Inspectorate are also responsible for overseeing compliance with the requirements for occupational accident prevention in companies and for equipment. The State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) operates the Federal Labour Inspectorate and supervises the cantonal labour inspectorates. In some cases, SECO also collaborates within Suva’s area of responsibility.

Organisation and powers of executive bodies

The organisation and powers of the executive bodies are described in detail in the annual reports of the Federal Coordination Commission for Occupational Safety (FCOS).

Last modification 19.06.2020

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