Risk at work is the likelihood of a loss in health due to work.
The work risk is determined by variables known as risk factors, such as noise, dust, germs, chemical products, etc. It is the responsibility of the employers and workers to prevent or reduce the risk factors arising from conditions at the work, ensuring prevention of risks at workplaces.
It is up to the employers to take the initiative since they have the so called management powers covered by the existing legal framework. This means they have decision-making powers to improve production as long as no harm is caused to the workers
It is the Public Authorities’ responsibility, especially labour and health, to keep a close watch on and ensure compliance with legislation concerning prevention of risks at work.