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Original name: Työturvallisuuslaki
Name: Occupational Safety and Health Act (738/2002).
Country: Finland
Subject(s): Occupational safety and health
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 2002-08-23
Entry into force:
Published on: Soumen Säädöskokoelma, 2002-08-30, No. 738, pp. 3695-3711
ISN: FIN-2002-L-62320
Bibliography: Soumen Säädöskokoelma, 2002-08-30, No. 738, pp. 3695-3711
Unofficial English translation Unofficial English translation FINLEX, Ministry of Justice, Finland PDF PDF (consulted on 2011-05-27)
Acts on-line in Finnish and Swedish Acts on-line in Finnish and Swedish FINLEX, Ministry of Justice, Finland PDF PDF (consulted on 2022-01-13)
Abstract/Citation: Contains 68 sections covering, inter alia, objectives (improvement of work environment, prevention of occupational injuries and diseases) and scope of application, employers' general obligations (care for workers' occupational safety and health; evaluation of risks at work; work involving special risks; planification of work environment; guidance for workers; provision of personal protective equipment), cooperation between employers and workers, workers' obligations and right to refuse work (reporting of errors and deficiencies; work clothes and equipment; workers' right to refuse to execute work in specified circumstances), specific provisions regarding work conditions (ergonomics; risk for violence at work; harassment; dangerous work executed by single worker; night work; ventilation and light at work; chemical and dangerous substances; machinery and occupational safety; risks for occupational injuries; alarm and rescue work), specific situations (information and cooperation at common work places;obligations for employers and self-employed at common work places), obligations for other persons whose activities influence work environment (manufacturers of products; persons installing work equipment and machinery; persons in transport of dangerous goods), penal sanctions and miscellaneous. Repeals Occupational Health and Safety Act (No. 299 of 1958). Unofficial English translation available.
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