Do we need to sign a contract with an Occupational Health Service?

Why is it necessary to sign a contract with an occupational health service (OHS)?

The requirements of the Health and Safety at Work Act are mandatory for all enterprises and places where work or training is carried out, regardless of the form of organization, type of ownership and the basis on which the work or training is performed. It is the obligation of the employer to provide OHS’ services to the employees, regardless of their number.

Persons who violate the requirements or fail to fulfill their obligations under the Health and Safety at Work Act shall be liable under Art. 413, 414, 415, 415c and 416 of the Labor Code and other laws and regulations specific to the respective activity.

The control body for compliance with the requirements of the legislation on safety and health at work is the Executive Agency "General Labor Inspectorate".

Reference: Art. 25, Art. 55 and Art. 54, para. 2 of the Health and Safety at Work Act.

For more information on the purpose of the Occupational Health Service, please check our short video, explaining OHS’ functions and responsibilities and what you can expect when you sign a service contract. Kindly note that the video is in Bulgarian. English subtitles are coming soon.