Italy: Draghi government strengthens workplace safety related prevention measures and sanctions

On 15 October, Italy’s Council of Ministers approved a decree law that will allow for more effective intervention related to occupational health and safety violations and illegal work. The text strengthens sanctions, expands the role of the labour inspectorate, and facilitates coordination between the institutions that are responsible for controlling and monitoring. These measures are all the more necessary as Italy continues to record a record number of victims of workplace accidents with official data from Inail* already having registered 772 deaths for the first eight months of 2021.

Through . Published on 20 October 2021 à 11h14 - Update on 20 October 2021 à 11h43

The decree law, adopted after a brief consultation with the social partners (c.f. article No. 12724), amends law 81/2008 on safety at work.

Potential to suspend a company’s operations. In cases of serious violations of the health and safety at work regulations,…

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