Prevention and Protection Unit
Boudewijnlaan 30 bus 44, 1000 Brussels
+32 2 553 01 22 

The Government of Flanders considers the well-being and safety of employees its first priority. In this respect, the Government has identified seven areas of well-being:

  • Safety in the workplace
  • Ergonomics
  • Psychosocial well-being
  • Work environment
  • Occupational hygiene
  • Occupational medicine
  • Modernisation of the work stations

The Government of Flanders offers in each of these areas of well-being a specific service such as, for instance, instruction programmes or information sessions for employees.

The 1996 Law on Well-being makes it obligatory on the employer to additionally introduce and outline the requirements of a well-being policy. That policy needs to be integrated into the organization’s management and is geared towards promoting the general well-being of all employees. In this case also, the employer is provided with assistance to conduct a pro-active, participatory, integral, and integrated well-being policy.