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Occupational Health and Safety

Occupational Health and Safety

Committee for Health, Safety and Working Conditions

The representative bodies relative to the health and safety of agents are the Health, Safety and Working Conditions Committees (CHSCT) in each Centre and the Central Health, Safety and Working Conditions Committee at a national level. 

By the Human Resources Department
Updated on 03/26/2015
Published on 05/01/2012

The roles and operation of CHSCT are defined in French Decree no. 82-453, amended by Decree no. 2011-774. In November 2011, CHS (Heath and Safety Committees) in the civil service became CHSCT, including working conditions within the scope of their competence.

The principal missions entrusted to CHSCT are to:

  • contribute to improving safety and working conditions;
  • collaborate in analyses of occupational risks and visits to different units;
  • participate in the analysis of occupational accidents and illnesses;
  • cooperate in training plans with respect to prevention;
  • ensure compliance with the right to "whistle-blowing" and conformity with regulatory requirements.