Wolfhard Kohte

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Date

July 2007


Health and safety belong to the central and classic topics of the labour law. Already within the 19th century these were some of the most important topics developing an autonomous labour law in Great Britain, France and Germany and – later on – in most of the other European countries. One expected public authorities to control the activities of the employers and to array elemental safety-measures. Very early supra-national activities were started to secure an international standard of safety (Berliner Konferenz 1890).