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Original name: Laki eräistä asbestipurkutyötä koskevista vaatimuksista
Name: Act (684/2015) on Certain Requirements Concerning Asbestos Removal Work.
Country: Finland
Subject(s): Protection in certain sectors of economic activity
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 2015-05-22
Entry into force:
ISN: FIN-2015-L-112377
Bibliography: Legislation on-line in Finnish & Swedish as revised Legislation on-line in Finnish & Swedish as revised FINLEX,, Finland PDF of Unofficial English Translation PDF of Unofficial English Translation (consulted on 2022-02-16)
Abstract/Citation: (1) This Act lays down provisions on the competence of an asbestos worker and licences for asbestos removal work and any related registers.

(2) In this Act, asbestos removal work refers to such demolition or removal of asbestos-containing structures or technical systems, protection of structures to be retained, demolition site clearance and other such work directly connected with demolition and removal of structures that involves a risk of exposure to asbestos dust and that is covered by the Occupational Safety and Health Act (738/2002). The provisions of this Act concerning asbestos removal work also apply to such work in maintenance and service of structures and equipment in buildings and on vessels where asbestos dust is created.

(3) Separate provisions shall be issued on occupational safety and employee health examinations in asbestos removal work.

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