Guide to Doing Business
in Suriname

Safety standards

Pursuant to article 1614 x of the Suriname Civil Code, the employer is obliged to do all that is necessary to ensure a safe working environment for his employees. More specific provisions regarding the safety of the work environment of employees can be found in the Safety Act (Veiligheidswet) and secondary regulations derived from the Safety Act. If an employer fails to take the necessary safety measures into account, he must compensate the employee for the damages suffered, unless the damages were caused by force majeur or gross negligence of the employee.