Workplaces exposed to risks

Defined by sovereign ordinance, the position at risk is one which presents, for the employee who occupies it, particular risks for his health or his safety, that of his colleagues or third parties working in the immediate work environment and who 'exposes:

  • Asbestos
  • Lead
  • To carcinogenic, mutagenic or toxic agents for reproduction. (classification in category 1A or 1B of substances or mixtures defined in Annex I of Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008)
  • Level 3 and 4 biological agents
  • Ionizing radiation
  • At hyperbaric risk
  • Work at height, during assembly and dismantling of stands or scaffolding, or acrobatic work.
  • Biological agents which require compulsory vaccination in accordance with Ministerial Decree No. 93-353 of June 24, 1993 relating to compulsory vaccinations for certain professional activities, amended, referred to above.


Also present specific risks are workstations requiring special qualification or training and in particular:

  • Positions assigned to the driving of private vehicles, such as, without limitation, cranes, construction machinery, vehicles assigned to public transport and heavy goods vehicles
  • Security guard positions involving the carrying of a weapon
  • Supervisory officer positions requiring IGH certification


An employee working in a high-risk position benefits from a medical examination prior to hiring to determine his suitability, then reinforced individual monitoring with periodic visits at most every two years.

These positions are the subject of a mandatory declaration by the employer, on a form which will be revised every 3 years.

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