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Act on the Implementation of Measures of Occupational Safety and Health to Encourage Improvements in the Safety and Health Protection of Workers at Work
(Arbeitsschutzgesetz, ArbSchG)

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Übersetzung durch den Sprachendienst des Bundesministeriums für Arbeit und Soziales.

Translation provided by the Language Service of the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs.

Stand: Die Übersetzung berücksichtigt die Änderung(en) des Gesetzes durch Artikel 6k des Gesetzes vom 16. September 2022 (BGBl. S. 1454)
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Part 1
General provisions
Section 1Objective and scope
Section 2Definitions
Part 2
Obligations on employers
Section 3Basic obligations on employers
Section 4General principles
Section 5Assessment of the conditions of work
Section 6Documentation
Section 7Assignment of tasks
Section 8Cooperation between several employers
Section 9Special risks
Section 10First aid and other emergency measures
Section 11Preventive occupational health care
Section 12Training
Section 13Responsible persons
Section 14Information and hearing of public service workers
Part 3
Obligations on and rights of the workers
Section 15Obligations on the workers
Section 16Special obligations to provide support
Section 17Rights of the workers
Part 4
Authorisations to issue statutory instruments
Section 18Authorisations to issue statutory instruments
Section 19Legal acts of the European Communities and inter-governmental agreements
Section 20Regulations applicable to the public service
Part 5
Joint German Occupational Safety and Health Strategy
Section 20aJoint German Occupational Safety and Health Strategy
Section 20bNational Occupational Safety and Health Conference
Part 6
Concluding provisions
Section 21Competent authorities, interaction with statutory accident insurance providers
Section 22Powers of the competent authorities
Section 23Operational data, cooperation with other authorities, annual report, Federal Specialist Office for Occupational Safety and Health
Section 24Authorisation to issue general administrative provisions
Section 24aCommittee for Occupational Safety and Health
Section 25Administrative fines provisions
Section 26Criminal provisions