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Hungary: Health and safety

Original author: PRK Partners Prague
Updating author: Kinga Zempléni

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  • Employers are responsible for health and safety at work and have a duty to implement the statutory requirements in this area. (See General)
  • Employers have numerous specific statutory health and safety duties, while employees also have various obligations in this area. (See Duties on employers and employees)
  • Employees in organisations with at least 20 employees must elect safety representatives, with information, consultation and other rights. (See Safety representatives)
  • The public Labour Inspectorate is the main body responsible for monitoring and enforcing compliance with health and safety legislation. (See Enforcement and penalties)
  • A mandatory occupational accident and illness insurance scheme forms part of the public social insurance system. (See Compensation for occupational injury or illness)