REGULATIONS ON HEALTH AND SAFETY IN THE WORKPLACE, WORK RELATED ACCIDENTS, AND OCCUPATIONAL DISEASES
The absolute safety obligation imposed on French employers requires them to rigorously implement a risk prevention policy. Whether the issues involve work related psychosocial risks, musculoskeletal disorders, or occupational cancers, the legislation must be carefull monitored.
The Health and Safety practice is responsible for following these legislative evolutions, in order to be able to give our clients the best possible advice on the preventive actions to undertake, in conjunction with the CHSCT (the Health, Safety and Working Conditions Committee).
The Health and Safety practice also has recognised experience regarding litigation before the social security tribunals (to challenge the recognition of an occupational disease or an accident at work or to contest the existence of inexcusable conduct), before the High Court (to challenge an expert appraisal requested by the CHSCT) and also before the criminal courts in the event of complaints made following accidents at work or official reports submitted by Labour Inspectors.
We assist legal persones and/or corporate managers and executives in the preparation and follow-up of criminal proceedings before the investigating judge and before the criminal courts. We also assist them in the drafting and implementation of delegations of authority, empowerment and responsibility within the firm or an establishment.