Minister of Foreign Affairs
of 18 May. August 1988
on the Convention of the racing health services (No. 161)
On 26 April. June 1985 was on 71. meeting of the General Conference
The International Labour Organisation adopted the Convention of the racing health
Services (No. 161) ratification of the Convention by the Czechoslovak Socialist
Republic was written on 25 April. February 1988 by the Director General
The International Labour Office. According to article 18, paragraph 3, of the Convention
for the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic shall enter into force on
February 25, 1989.
Czech translation of the Convention shall be published at the same time.
Ing. Chňoupek v.r.
about racing health services
The General Conference of the International Labour Organization, which was
convened by the Administrative Council of the International Labour Office in Geneva, and there is
meeting on 7 December. June 1985 at its 71. the meeting,
having established that the protection of workers against occupational injuries and diseases is the
one of the tasks of the International Labour Organization in accordance with its Constitution,
evoking the International Labour Convention and recommendations on this matter,
in particular, the recommendation on the protection of workers ' health recommendation, 1953, on the
about racing health services, 1959, on the Convention for officials
workers, 1971 and on the Convention and recommendation on safety and health
at work, 1981, which establishes the principles of national policy and measures
at national level,
rozhodnuvši to adopt some of the proposals relating to the race of health
services that are the fourth point of the agenda of the meeting,
stanovivši, that these proposals will take the form of an International Convention, it accepts
on 26 April. June 1985 this Convention, which will be referred to as the Convention on the
Racing health services, 1985.
Principles of the national policy
For the purposes of the Convention:
and) the term "racing health services" means services entrusted with the particular
preventive tasks and advice for employers, workers and
their representatives in the undertaking, in respect of:
I) requirements for creating and maintaining a safe and healthy working
environment that is the benefit of physical and mental health in relation
(ii) the adaptation of work to the capabilities of workers) taking into account their
physical and mental health;
(b)), the term "workers ' representatives in the undertaking" means the person recognised as such by
national law or practice.
Each Member State shall, taking account of national conditions and practice
and after consultation with the most representative organisations of employers and
workers, if they exist, to establish, implement and periodically přezkušovat
the overall national policy in the field of racing health services.
1. each Member State shall undertake to gradually introduce racing health
services for all workers, including workers in the public sector and
družstevníků in production cooperatives, in all sectors of economic
activities and in all companies. The measures taken should be proportionate and
appropriate in terms of the specific risk in enterprises.
2. If the racing health services cannot be immediately implemented to
all undertakings, each Member State concerned has, after consultation with
the most representative organisations of employers and workers concerned, where
There are, to develop plans for their introduction.
3. Each Member State concerned shall be indicated in the first report on the implementation of the Convention
submitted under article 22 of the Constitution of the International Labour Organization plans
that has drawn up pursuant to paragraph 2 of this article and in other messages
the progress achieved in their implementation.
The competent authority has to discuss with the most representative organizations
employers and workers concerned, where such exist, the measures that need to be
taken to implement the provisions of this Convention.
The tasks of the
Without prejudice to the responsibility of each employer for the
the health and safety of workers they employ, and with due
taking into account the fact that workers need to cooperate in
the protection of health and safety at work, health services have racing
ensure you of the tasks that are reasonable and appropriate from the
risk at work in the enterprise:
and to establish and evaluate the danger), that threaten the health of the
(b)) to oversee the factors in the working environment and working practices,
that may affect workers ' health, including sanitation facilities,
canteens and dormitories, if this device takes care of the
c) give advice on planning and organizing work, including
the arrangement of work stations, on the selection, maintenance and condition of machinery and other equipment
and on the substances, which is used at work;
(d) drafting) participate in programs to improve working practices and
testing and evaluation of new equipment from a health point of view;
e) give advice on health, safety and hygiene at work and
ergonomics and individual and collective protection AIDS;
(f)) to oversee the health of workers in the context of the work;
(g) promote the adaptation of work to the workers);
(h)) to participate in the work of rehabilitation measures;
I) cooperate in providing information, training and education in the field of
health and hygiene at work and ergonomics;
j) organise first aid and treatment in case of an emergency;
to) participate in the analysis of work accidents and occupational diseases.
Steps must be taken to introduce racing health services
and) by using the legislation;
(b)) by using the collective agreements or other agreements between the participating
employers and workers;
(c)) in a different way approved by the competent authority, after consultation with
participating representative employers ' and
1. Racing health services can be organised according to the nature of the case
as a service for one or several undertakings.
2. in accordance with national conditions and practice racing health
the service can be organized
and) the participating undertakings or groups of undertakings;
(b)) the public authorities or official bodies;
c) holders of social security;
(d)) in other authorities granted permission by the competent authority;
(e)) by combining the above mentioned ways.
The employer, the workers and their representatives, if any, have
reasonably cooperate and participate in the implementation of organizational and
other measures relating to the racing of health services.
Assumptions of the activities
1. in accordance with national law and practices racing health
services should be multidisciplinary. The composition of the staff to be
determined taking into account the nature of the tasks to be carried out.
2. Racing health services have to carry out its functions in cooperation with the
other services in the enterprise.
3. in accordance with national law and practice should be done
measures to ensure adequate cooperation and coordination between
Racing health services and, where appropriate, with other
participating services that are involved in health services.
Staff providing health services to be racing full-occupational
independent of the employers, workers and their representatives, if
There are, in view of the functions referred to in article 5.
The competent authority shall establish the qualifications required for staff
providing health care services, and racing it according to the nature of the tasks that
has to carry out, and in accordance with national law and practice.
Surveillance of workers ' health in relation to work shall not be linked to them
with the loss of earnings; must be free of charge and take place, if possible in
All workers should be informed of all dangers to health,
that is related to their work.
Racing health services should be informed by the employer and workers
of all known and suspected factors in the working environment,
that may affect the health of workers.
Racing health services should be informed of the disease of workers and
absence from work for health reasons, in order to determine whether it is
the relationship between the causes of illness or absence, and the dangers for
health, which could occur at the workplace. The employer does not have a
demand on staff who provides health care services to racing
checked the reasons for absence from work.
National laws or regulations to determine the authority or authorities that will be
to carry out controls on medical services and will be racing they assist
the Council, when these services will be established.
The formal ratifications of this Convention shall be communicated to the Director-
The International Labour Office and written by him.
1. this Convention undertakes to only the Member States of the international organization
labour, whose ratification has been registered by the Director General.
2. Shall take effect twelve months after the date the Director writes
the ratification of the two Member States.
3. For each Member State, this Convention shall take effect twelve
months from the date on which its ratification has been registered.
1. each Member which has ratified this Convention may denounce it
After the expiration of ten years from the date on which this Convention entered into force for the first time
written communication, Director-General of the International Labour Office,
that is writes. Denunciation shall take effect one year after the day on which the
2. each Member State that has ratified this Convention and which does not apply
rights to terminate her under this article during the year following
the expiry of the period of ten years, as indicated in the previous paragraph, the
bound by the Convention for the next ten-year period and then it will be able to terminate
on the expiry of the 10-year period, under the conditions laid down in this
1. the Director General of the International Labour Office shall notify all Member
States, the International Labour Organisation the ratification of, and writing all the testimony,
members of the Organization shall communicate to him.
2. When the Member States of the Organization to communicate to write the second
the ratification was announced to him, General Manager notifies Member
States of the Organization to the date when this Convention enters into force.
Director General of the International Labour Office shall notify the
the Secretary-General of the United Nations for registration in accordance with article 102 the Charter of the United
Nations full particulars of all ratifications and denunciations that enrolled
under the provisions of the preceding articles.
At any time it deems necessary, the Governing Board of the International Office
work shall submit to the General Conference a report on the implementation of this Convention, and
examine whether it is advisable to put on the agenda of the General Conference
the question of its full or partial revision.
1. the General Conference adopt a new Convention revising all or
partly this Convention and does not appoint a new Convention:
and the new Convention revising) the ratification by a Member State will result ipso jure
immediate denunciation of this Convention, notwithstanding the provisions of article 19, and it
with the proviso that the new revising Convention enters into force;
(b)), from the time when the new revising Convention enters into force, this Convention
Member States shall cease to be open to ratification.
2. This Convention shall remain in force in its form and content for those
Member States which have ratified it, and that have not ratified the revising
The English and French texts of this Convention shall have the same force.