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Sweden: Health monitoring of workers affected by restructuring

Phase: Management
Health monitoring of workers affected by restructuring
Pēdējoreiz mainīts: 07 June, 2017
Nosaukums lokālajā valodā:

Arbetsmiljöverkets föreskrifter (AFS 2001:1) om systematiskt miljöarbete

Nosaukums angliski:

Provisions of the Swedish Work Environment Authority on Systematic Work Environment Management (AFS 2001:1)




Employers must assess whether any planned restructuring entails risks of ill-health (including psycho-social health), or accidents which may need to be remedied.

The health of both redundant employees and those staying in the company must be monitored in accordance with the provisions.

The risk assessment shall be documented in writing and indicate what risks are present and whether or not they are serious.

The employer is obliged to carry out follow-ups of the performed risk assessment.

The employer shall give the employees, trade unions and safety delegates the possibility of participating in the systematic work environment management (including the aforementioned assessments in connection to the restructuring process).


The Work Environment Authority has published videos explaining how to make risk assessments. Prevent, an organisation providing of knowledge and training in the field of Health and Safety owned jointly by the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise and The Swedish Trade Union Confederation, provides templates and check lists.

Cost covered by
  • Employer
Involved actors other than national government
  • Trade union
  • Other
Involvement others
Safety delegates
No, applicable in all circumstances
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