FRANCE: a new good practice guide for employers in times of Covid-19

Home > The news of EUROGIP and occupational risks in Europe > FRANCE: a new good practice guide for employers in times of Covid-19

As the Covid19 epidemic progresses, the Ministry of Labour and the Occupational Health and Risk Insurance propose the guide “Covid-19: advice and good practices for the employer”.

This has been drawn up on the basis of the “national protocol to ensure the health and safety of employees in the workplace in the face of the Covid 19 epidemic”. It is therefore an essential document for companies, knowing that they have a health and social obligation to protect their employees as well as their external audiences (customers, service providers, etc.).

The guide goes back step by step to the actions to be carried out as a priority by the employer, namely :

  • assess the risks,
  • to put in place the means to protect employees,
  • react in the event of contamination of an employee,
  • take measures in the event of an enterprise cluster.

It also identifies contacts and reference sites to quickly find the right information in an ever-changing health context. In addition, the Health Insurance – Occupational Risks offers the free application Covid 19 Action Plan which enables the company to update its single risk assessment document (DUER) and to define its action plan in relation to its situation as well as solutions by sector of activity.

A version of the best practice guide for employees will soon be available.

To find out more

Discover other news

Community news


OSH measures key to prevent violence and harassment at work

More than one in five workers in the 25 countries surveyed have experienced violence and harassment at work, according to a new report by the ILO. Creating an environment free of these problems requires “a cooperative approach and social dialogue within companies on occupational health and safety (OHS)”.

Community news


Lead and diisocyanates: Council approves new limit values

The new directive adopted today reduces the occupational exposure limit values for lead and its compounds, which are toxic to reproduction, by a factor of five, and introduces new limit values for diiosocyanates, to which 4.2 million workers are exposed and which can cause asthma and skin diseases.



OS&H in Europe: where are we now?

So where are we in Europe when it comes to health and safety at work? That's the question we put to William Cockburn Salazar, the new Executive Director of the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA), in the first episode of the EUROGIP Discussions.