Criminal Liability of Persons Responsible for Occupational Health and Safety in Poland

Katarzyna Banasik


This paper focuses on the interpretation of the concept of a “person responsible for occupational health and safety”. Only such a person can be an offender under Article 220 of the Polish Criminal Code. Following an analysis of the legal situation and the rights and obligations of the various entities capable of becoming offenders under said article, the author concludes that the category of persons responsible for occupational health and safety includes only the following: the employer, the person managing employees, members of the occupational health and safety service, OH&S coordinators.

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