Risk assessment should be communicated. Risk communication means informing all interested persons, i.e. persons who are exposed to the risk about a danger, which is a source of the risk, about the extent and level of the risk and about the proposed and adopted safety measures designed to minimize or eliminate the risk. Risk communication must always be done in verifiable way. Even the Labor Code in its § 108 imposes on employers the following obligation: “The employer is obliged to make possible to trade union and representative for occupational safety and health or directly to employees to:
- listen to their information, comments and proposals for the adoption of measures related to occupational safety and health, in particular proposals to eliminate risks or reduce impact of risks that cannot be eliminated;
- discuss important action on occupational safety and health; risk assessment, adoption and implementation of measures to reduce their impact, the performance of work in controlled areas and classification of work into categories. “
In risk communication it is also necessary to pay attention on other employer’s obligations imposed by § 101 and § 103 of the Labor Code.
- If the work at the workplace is done by employees of two or more employers, these employers are obliged to inform each other in writing about the risks and measures taken to protect against their effects related to the performance of work and the workplace;
- ensure that employees, especially employees employed on fixed-term contracts, temporary agency workers temporarily assigned to perform work for another employer, juvenile employees, will according to the needs of the work performed get sufficient and appropriate information and guidance on occupational safety and health under this Act and under special legislation, in particular through introduction to risks, risk assessment results and measures for protection against the effects of these risks regarding their work and workplace;
- the employer is obliged to provide employees with trainings on legal and other regulations to ensure occupational safety and health that complement their professional qualifications and requirements for work relating to the work they perform and are subject to risks with which the employee can come into contact at workplace on which the work is done and continuously require and control their observance.