Definition

What Is Occupational Safety and Health?

“It is the discipline that deals with the prevention of injuries and diseases caused by working conditions, as well as the protection and promotion of workers’ health. The discipline’s goal is to improve working conditions, work environments and health in the workplace. This involves promoting and keeping the physical, mental and social well-being of workers in all positions.” 

Decree 1072 of 2015, Chapter 6, Title 4, Book 2

Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Management System Guidelines Based on Decree 1072 of 2015, Chapter 6, Title 4, Book 2

Employees’ OSH Responsibilities

  1. Taking care of their health comprehensively.

  2. Providing clear, truthful and complete information about their health status.

  3. Complying with OSH standards, regulations and instructions.

  4. Informing their employer or contracting party in a timely manner about the latent dangers and risks in the workplace.

  5. Participating in the OSH training activities set out in the Occupational Safety and Health Management System’s training plan.

  6. Participating in and contributing to the fulfillment of the goals defined in the Occupational Safety and Health Management System.