The violation of any regulations aimed at protecting safety and health in the workplace is a branch of labour criminal law.
This area acquires particular importance in the Italian and international legislative framework and is subject to continuous review and amendments to the applicable regulations.
In the existing system, a number of fundamental duties must be assumed by entrepreneurs and managers overseeing the organization of a business. These include preventive measures, being ‘as safe as technologically feasible’, information, training, mandatory personal protective equipment, scientific updates, etc.
Over the years, the firm, in Milan, has been involved in trials concerning workplace safety, with a special emphasis on risks pertaining to exposure to asbestos, VCM, PAHs, benzene and other chemical substances. Similarly, the firm has followed the trial over the Turbigo thermal power station, the Brindisi and Mantova refineries, the Verbania Pallanza industrial complex, the Petrolchimico at Porto Marghera and the Forno Allione plant.
The firm offers in-depth analysis of offences relating towork activities including through conferences, study groups and publications. In particular, Carlo Baccaredda Boy himself, the firm’s founding partner, has taken part in conferences on asbestos-related diseases, the Eternit case and the Thyssen Krupp case. Please see the relevant section of this website for further details.
The firm also provides companies with out-of-court assistance in this area. More specifically, it has developed a workplace safety management system for a leading steel-plant equipment manufacturing company. Additionally, the firm offers consulting services to companies seeking key management roles incompliance with Legislative Decree no.81/2008 as well as helping to draft the relevant delegations and sub-delegations.