WEC has the right to:
- Participate in the planning of conservation and environmental work
- Get information about the company’s risk situation
- Ask the employer to take measures to improve the working environment
- Ask for assistance from the Norwegian Labor Inspection Authority
- Members of WEC have the right to training.
WEC is an important body for promoting a good working environment in Norwegian businesses. The committee gives employers and employees a common arena to collaborate on conservation and environmental work. WEC can contribute to preventing occupational accidents and illnesses, and to creating a working environment that is good for both the employees and the business.
Examples of cases that WEC can handle
WEC can deal with a number of different matters relating to conservation and environmental work in the company.
Here are some examples:
- Questions concerning the occupational health service and the internal protection service
- Questions about training
- Plans that will affect the working environment
- Use of temporary positions
- Health and welfare aspects of working time arrangements
- Reports on accidents, near misses and work-related illness
- Risk assessments and action plans
- Psychosocial conditions
WEC can also take up matters that are not directly related to conservation and environmental work, but which may nevertheless have an impact on the working environment. For example, WEC can take up cases about pay and working conditions, organizational conditions, or the length of working hours.