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Are you an employee

All workers are entitled to work in environments where risks to their health and safety are properly controlled. Under health and safety law, the primary responsibility for this is down to employers.

Worker s have a duty to take care of their own health and safety and that of others who may be affected by your actions at work. Workers must co-operate with employers and co-workers to help everyone meet their legal requirements .

As a worker, if you have specific queries or concerns relating to health and safety in your workplace, talk to your employer, manager/supervisor or a health and safety representative.

For more details on employers and your own responsibilities in law you can read Health and safety law: What you need to know.

Your health and safety: A guide for workers also provides further details of your rights and responsibilities.

In addition, please refer to Frequently Asked Questions specifically for workers, or for health and safety matters in more general, please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions.

2013-10-16