Occupational Safety and Health Act
By means of the Verzamelwet (Collective Act) SZW 2018 of 29 November 2017, a correction of a legal nature was made to the Occupational Safety and Health Act: the applicability of Article 5:34 of the General Administrative Law Act to Article 28a paragraph 4 expires.
Occupational Safety and Health Decree
Whereas previously certification bodies were designated by the Minister on the basis of an assessment by the Dutch Accreditation Council, from now on a designation as certification body will automatically follow from an accreditation statement by the Dutch Accreditation Council. In that case, the Minister will no longer be in a position to make his own assessment. This is regulated by the renewed text of paragraph 1 of Section 1A.
Occupational Safety and Health Regulation
Since 1 January 2018, the Occupational Safety and Health Act has obliged company doctors and occupational health and safety services to report occupational diseases to a body designated by the Minister. Article 9, paragraph 4, provides a basis for the financing of the designated body. In the present amendment to the Occupational Safety and Health Regulation, this financing is further regulated in a new Article 1.12. This amendment applies as from 1 January 2018.