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Denmark: Health and safety

Updating author: Lise Lauridsen, Bech-Bruun
Consultant editor: Mette Søsted
Original author: Yvonne Frederiksen, Norrbom Vinding


  • There is statutory legislation governing health and safety matters including employers' and employees' duties, the performance of work and workplace design and facilities. (See General)
  • Employers and employees have various duties regarding health and safety. (See Duties on employers and employees)
  • In larger organisations, health and safety committees must evaluate health and safety cooperation at the workplace and discuss any challenges faced. (See Safety representatives and cooperation)
  • The Working Environment Authority is responsible for enforcing employers' compliance with health and safety legislation. (See Enforcement and penalties)
  • Compensation for occupational injury or illness is funded through two compulsory insurance schemes financed by employers' contributions. (See Compensation for occupational injury or illness)