Employee protection in Upper Austrian state service

General information

Employee protection in Upper Austrian state service


Employment relationship with the State of Upper Austria


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Completion period

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Competent authority

State of Upper Austria, Directorate for Human Resources


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Authentication and signature

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Required documents

Employment contract or notification

Art und Format der Nachweise

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Costs and fees

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Further information

a) General

The legal provisions applicable to employee protection should ensure the protection of life and health of employees during their professional activity and are set forth in the Oö. Bedienstetenschutzgesetz 2017 [Upper Austrian Employee Protection Act of 2017].

Human-oriented work conditions and a high safety standard in jobs for state or municipalities (municipal associations) result in a reduction of the economic and corporate costs caused by occupational accidents and occupational illnesses. The state legislator specifies the duties – i.e. rules and prohibitions – the implementation of or compliance with which is the responsibility of the responsible person (generally the superior). The management is assisted by safety experts and occupational physicians in the performance of such duty. Without prejudice to the responsibility of the employer, it is the duty of the staff representatives to participate in the protection and promotion of the health and safety of employees and particularly to contribute to compliance with the employee protection provisions. An Employee Protection Commission has been established in order to perform the tasks assigned.

b) Scope

The Oö. Bedienstetenschutzverordnung 2017 [Employee Protection Regulation], for example, governs:

  • evaluation of risks; measures;
  • safety and health protection documents;
  • deployment of the employees;
  • rules applicable to work places and construction sites;
  • rules applicable to equipment and working materials;
  • health supervision;
  • preventive services.

c) preventive services.

The Employer shall appoint a sufficient number of safety experts and occupational physicians (preventive experts) and provide them with the time and equipment necessary for fulfilling their duty. A certain degree of preventive time arises depending on the risk potential of a certain activity.

d) Control and authorities

The manager or the head of the relevant office are responsible for complying with the statutory provisions for the protection of employees in the office that are applicable to the employer. Moreover, superior Bedienstetenschutzkommissionen [Employee Protection Commissions] exist in the states, municipalities, municipal associations and statutory cities. The competent Employee Protection Commission is, as a control body, authorised to access and visit (inspect) the work places, at any time, however without disturbing the official operation.

Means of redress or appeal

Notification of grievances pursuant to Sections 42 et seq. of the Upper Austrian Employee Protection Act of 2017

Legal bases

For laws and regulations, please refer to the Rechtsinformationssystem [Legal Information System] (RIS)

Assistance and problem-solving services

EAP - Point of Single Contact Upper Austria

Link to form

No form required.

Information on data protection

Further information

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Last update: 27.05.2021

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