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Greece: Health and safety

Original and updating author: Christos A Ioannou
Consultant editor: Costas D. Papadimitriou


  • The central principle of health and safety law is that employers bear the legal responsibility to ensure the safety, health and welfare of employees at work. (See General)
  • Employers and employees have various duties regarding health and safety. (See Duties on employers and Duties on employees)
  • Regulations impose specific health and safety duties on employers in relation to various matters and types of work. (See Specific duties)
  • Control and monitoring of occupational health and safety is the responsibility of the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs through the Labour Inspectorate. (See Enforcement and penalties)
  • A worker injured as a result of an accident at work, or contracting an illness as a result of work activity, is entitled to compensation for the injury or illness. (See Compensation for injury or illness)