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Argentina: Health and safety

Original and updating authors: Daniel Orlansky and Felipe Graham, Baker & McKenzie
Consultant editors: Felicitas de Achával, Julio Caballero, Lorenzo P. Gnecco and Esteban Valansi, Mitrani Caballero Ojam & Ruiz Moreno


  • Health and safety legislation aims to protect employees' lives and physical and psychological health, and to prevent, reduce, eliminate or isolate workplace risks. (See General)
  • Employers must implement appropriate health and safety measures to protect employees' lives and integrity, and have numerous specific statutory health and safety obligations. (See Duties on employers and employees)
  • There is no general statutory requirement for employers to appoint safety representatives, and no statutory entitlement for employees to elect such representatives. (See Safety representatives)
  • Employers that breach health and safety legislation may be fined by the public labour authorities. (See Enforcement and penalties)
  • Employers must insure all employees against occupational accidents and illnesses, generally with an occupational risks insurer of the employer's choice. (See Compensation for occupational injury or illness)