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Health and safety of internationally mobile employees of French medium-sized enterprises

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Eurogip worked with the International SOS Foundation to produce a white paper on the health and safety of internationally mobile employees of medium-sized enterprises.

Between large enterprises and SMEs, medium-sized enterprises are a category of enterprises which have between 250 and 4,999 employees and revenues of less than €1.5 billion, or less than 250 employees and revenues exceeding €50 million. “74% of French medium-sized enterprises are now exporters”, says Alexandre Montay, general representative of the “Mouvement des ETI” (METI), which also contributed to the white paper. “This trend involves more mobility” whether in the form of business travel or expatriation abroad. 

The white paper was produced to help medium-sized enterprises understand their legal responsibilities with regard to their workers on mobility assignments, identify the tools and resources available to them to carry out an effective occupational risk prevention policy, and benefit from sharing the good practices of their peers. It is organized around three main sections:

  • A reminder of the applicable French legislation with regard to workers’ rights, social security and criminal law (special report produced by the firm Latham & Watkins);
  • A survey of medium-sized enterprises on risks for the health and safety of employees on international assignments;
  • Reports on interviews carried out with managers and safety supervisors of medium-sized enterprises in various sectors.

Download the report (in French)

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