On The Convention Of The Racing Health Services (No. 161)

Original Language Title: o Úmluvě o závodních zdravotních službách (č. 161)

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145/1988 Sb.


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.

Part I.

Principles of the national policy

Article 1

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

to work;

(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.

Article 2

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.

Article 3

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.

Article 4

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.

Part II.

The tasks of the

Article 5

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

the workplace;

(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

the employer;

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.

Part III.


Article 6

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


Article 7

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.

Article 8

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.

Part IV.

Assumptions of the activities

Article 9

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.

Article 10

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.

Article 11

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.

Article 12

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

working time.

Article 13

All workers should be informed of all dangers to health,

that is related to their work.

Article 14

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.

Article 15

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.

Part V.

General provisions

Article 16

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.

Article 17

The formal ratifications of this Convention shall be communicated to the Director-

The International Labour Office and written by him.

Article 18

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.

Article 19

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


Article 20

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.

Article 21

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.

Article 22

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.

Article 23

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 Convention.

Article 24

The English and French texts of this Convention shall have the same force.