WORKPLACE HEALTH AND SAFETY COMMITTEE

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COMITÉ D'HYGIENE, DE SÉCURITÉ ET DES CONDITIONS DE TRAVAIL
WORKPLACE HEALTH AND SAFETY COMMITTEE

Body representing the workforce of an enterprise.

Prior to 1982 it formed part of the works council; since 1982 it has been a separately constituted body, with the purpose of helping to protect employees' health and safety at work and to improve working conditions. Compulsory in enterprises with more than 50 employees, it is composed of the head of the enterprise and employee members appointed by a special body comprising elected representatives of the workforce (see works council , workforce delegate ). It has special means of access to information, may take certain initiatives (such as the right to issue a notification of danger) without, however, possessing the authority to halt production, and performs a major consultative role.


Please note: the European industrial relations glossaries were compiled between 1991 and 2003 and are not updated. For current material see the European industrial relations dictionary.