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  1. Finland - Occupational safety and health - Law, Act

    Act (1330/2014) amending the Act on Occupational Safety and Health Enforcement and Cooperation on Occupational Safety and Health at Workplaces (44/2006). (Laki (1330/2014) työsuojelun valvonnasta ja työpaikan työsuojeluyhteistoiminnasta annetun lain 13 §:n muuttamisesta (44/2006).) - Act online in Finnish and Swedish

    Adoption: 2014-12-30 | Date of entry into force: 2015-01-01 | FIN-2014-L-101106

    Amended chapter 13 (as partially amended by Act 1334/2007) concerning communication of instructions and requests for adjustments.

  2. Finland - Occupational safety and health - Law, Act

    Act (603/2013) amending the Act on Occupational Safety and Health Enforcement and Cooperation on Occupational Safety and Health at Workplaces (44/2006). (Laki (603/2013) työsuojelun valvonnasta ja työpaikan työsuojeluyhteistoiminnasta annetun lain 4 luvun muuttamisesta (44/2006).) - Act online in Finnish and Swedish

    Adoption: 2013-08-09 | Date of entry into force: 2013-09-01 | FIN-2013-L-97929

    Amends chapter chapter 4 section 18, 19, 19a, 20 and 21 concerning the supervision of the safety of technical equipment.

  3. Finland - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Council of State Ordinance (525/2013) amending the Council of State Ordinance on Safety in Construction (205/2009). (Valtioneuvoston asetus (525/2013) rakennustyön turvallisuudesta annetun valtioneuvoston asetuksen muuttamisesta (205/2009).) - Act online in Finnish and Swedish

    Adoption: 2013-06-27 | Date of entry into force: 2013-08-01 | FIN-2013-R-97927

    Amends section 8 ss.1 concerning the builder's documents and monitoring the implementation of the construction work.

    Amends Annex 2 concerning works that present particular risks to safety and health.

    Repeals section 9 ss.5.

  4. Finland - Occupational safety and health - Law, Act

    Act (400/2013) amending the Act on safety in connection with handling of dangerous chemicals and explosive products (390/2005). (Laki (400/2013) vaarallisten kemikaalien ja räjähteiden käsittelyn turvallisuudesta annetun lain 82 ja 84 §:n muuttamisesta (390/2005).) - Act online in Finnish and Swedish

    Adoption: 2013-06-07 | Date of entry into force: 2013-07-04 | FIN-2013-L-97920

    Amends section 82 concerning restrictions on the transfer of explosives.

    Repeals 84 ss.2.

  5. Finland - Occupational safety and health - Law, Act

    Act (364/2013) amending the Occupational Safety and Health Act (738/2002). (Laki (364/2013) työturvallisuuslain muuttamisesta (738/2002).) - Act online in Finnish and Swedish

    Adoption: 2013-05-24 | Date of entry into force: 2014-07-01 | FIN-2013-L-97915

    Amends section 63 ss.2 (as amended by Act 1232/2011) concerning occupational safety violations.

    Introduces a new section 52b and a new section 53 ss.2 (as amended by Act 1232/2011) concerning list of workers who are working on a shared construction and responsibility of self-employed persons in joint work places (whereas the present ss.2 becomes a new ss .3 and the present ss.3 becomes a new ss.4).

  6. Finland - Occupational safety and health - Law, Act

    Act (329/2013) amending the Occupational Safety and Health Act (738/2002). (Laki (329/2013) työturvallisuuslain muuttamisesta (738/2002).) - Act online in Finnish and Swedish

    Adoption: 2013-05-03 | Date of entry into force: 2013-06-01 | FIN-2013-L-97914

    Amends section 10 ss.1, section 14 ss.2 and section 47 concerning investigation and assessment of risks at work, instruction and supervision to workers, the appointment of persons for first aid and rescue operations.

  7. Finland - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Council of State Ordinance (855/2012) on the control of handling and storage of dangerous chemicals. (Valtioneuvoston asetus (855/2012) vaarallisten kemikaalien käsittelyn ja varastoinnin valvonnasta.) - Ordinance online in Finnish and Swedish

    Adoption: 2012-12-20 | Date of entry into force: 2013-01-01 | FIN-2012-R-94816

    Contains 55 sections and 8 chapters concerning, inter alia:

    Chapter 1: General provisions.
    Chapter 2: Extensive and small industrial handling and storage of chemicals, and the obligations applicable to the business.
    Chapter 3: Extensive industrial handling and storage.
    Chapter 4: Small industrial handling and storage.
    Chapter 5: Amendments.
    Chapter 6: Storage.
    Chapter 7: Specific provisions.
    Chapter 8: Entry into force and transitional provisions.

    Repeals Ordinance (59/1999) on industrial handling and storage of dangerous chemicals with the exception of its Chapter 8, repeals Ordinance (1211/1995) on oil heating equipment.

    Includes 7 related appendices.

  8. Finland - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Council of State Ordinance (856/2012) on safety requirements in industrial handling and storage of dangerous chemicals. (Valtioneuvoston asetus (856/2012) vaarallisten kemikaalien teollisen käsittelyn ja varastoinnin turvallisuusvaatimuksista.) - Ordinance online in Finnish and Swedish

    Adoption: 2012-12-20 | Date of entry into force: 2013-01-01 | FIN-2012-R-94818

    Contains 101 sections and 9 chapters concerning, inter alia:

    Chapter 1: General provisions.
    Chapter 2: The location of a production plant.
    Chapter 3: The location of the production plant area.
    Chapter 4: Safety requirements.
    Chapter 5: Prevention of explosions.
    Chapter 6: Preparedness for accidents.
    Chapter 7: Special provisions for ammonium nitrate.
    Chapter 8: Special provisions.
    Chapter 9: Entry into force and transitional provisions.

    Includes appendice: Distance requirements related to ammonium nitrate storage.

  9. Finland - Occupational safety and health - Law, Act

    Act (396/2012) amending the Occupational Safety and Health Act (738/2002). (Laki (396/2012) työturvallisuuslain (738/2002) 48§:n muuttamisesta.) - Act online in Finnish and Swedish

    Adoption: 2012-06-15 | Date of entry into force: 2012-11-01 | FIN-2012-L-94593

    Amends section 48 on regulations concerning staff rooms for workers and rest rooms for pregnant women and nursing mothers.

  10. Finland - Occupational safety and health - Law, Act

    Act (398/2012) amending the Act on Occupational Safety and Health Enforcement and Cooperation on Occupational Safety and Health at Workplaces (44/2006). (Laki (398/2012) työsuojelun valvonnasta ja työpaikan työsuojeluyhteistoiminnasta annetun lain (44/2006) muuttamisesta.) - Act online in Finnish and Swedish

    Adoption: 2012-06-15 | Date of entry into force: 2012-11-01 | FIN-2012-L-94594

    Introduces to the act a new section 42 (replacing the section 42 repealed by Act 701/2006) concerning occupational safety cooperation in Finnish ships.

  11. Finland - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance (189/2012) respecting a register of examples of light work that is considered particularly suitable for young workers (Sosiaali- ja terveysministeriön asetus (189/2012) nuorille työntekijöille sopivien kevyiden töiden esimerkkiluettelosta ) - Ordinance online in Finnish and Swedish

    Adoption: 2012-04-25 | Date of entry into force: 2012-06-01 | FIN-2012-R-94471

    Contains 2 sections concerning, inter alia:

    Section 1: Scope.
    Section 2: Entry into force.

    Appendix 1: Register of examples of light work that is considered particularly suitable for young workers.

  12. Finland - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance (188/2012) respecting a register of examples of work that is considered particularly harmful and dangerous for young workers. (Sosiaali- ja terveysministeriön asetus (188/2012) nuorille työntekijöille vaarallisten töiden esimerkkiluettelosta. ) - Act online in Finnish and Swedish

    Adoption: 2012-04-25 | Date of entry into force: 2012-06-01 | FIN-2012-R-94472

    Contains 2 sections concerning, inter alia:

    Section 1: Scope.
    Section 2: Entry into force.

    Appendix 1: Register of examples of work that is considered particularly harmful and dangerous for young workers.

  13. Finland - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Council of State Ordinance (644/2011) concerning safety during blasting and excavation operations. (Valtioneuvoston asetus (644/2011) räjäytys- ja louhintatyön turvallisuudesta.) - Ordinance online in Finnish and Swedish

    Adoption: 2011-06-16 | Date of entry into force: 2011-07-01 | FIN-2011-R-90576

    Contains 7 chapters and 31 sections respecting, inter alia:

    Chapter 1: Application and definitions.
    Chapter 2: Planning the blasting and excavation operation.
    Chapter 3: Persons conducting blasting operations and responsible persons.
    Chapter 4: Explosives in the workplace.
    Chapter 5: Implementation of the blasting work.
    Chapter 6: Additional requirements for underground excavation.
    Chapter 7: Special provisions.

    Repeals Council of State Ordinance (410/1986) respecting safety during blasting and mining operations.

  14. Finland - Occupational safety and health - Law, Act

    Act (492/2011) amending the Act on Occupational Safety and Health Enforcement and Cooperation on Occupational Safety and Health at Workplaces (44/2006). (Laki (492/2011) työsuojelun valvonnasta ja työpaikan työsuojeluyhteistoiminnasta annetun lain 50 §:n muuttamisesta (44/2006).) - Act online in Finnish and Swedish

    Adoption: 2011-05-13 | Date of entry into force: 2011-05-17 | FIN-2011-L-91174

    Section 50 amends ss. 2 respecting reports to the police and processing of reports.

  15. Finland - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Council of State Ordinance (265/2011) amending the Council of State Ordinance (400/2008) on Machinery Safety. (Valtioneuvoston asetus (265/2011) koneiden turvallisuudesta annetun valtioneuvoston asetuksen muuttamisesta.) - Ordinance online in Finnish and Swedish

    Adoption: 2011-03-24 | Date of entry into force: 2011-12-15 | FIN-2011-R-91012

    Amends section 4 ss. 2 p. 11 and 12 respecting definitions.

    Amends in Annex I p. 4 under the title "General principles" and the introductory paragraph of Section 2.

    Introduces to Annex I a new p. 13 to section 4 ss. 2 and a new section 2.4.

  16. Finland - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Council of State Ordinance (78/2011) on national inspection programs for environmental and health protection. (Valtioneuvoston asetus (78/2011) ympäristöterveydenhuollon valtakunnallisista valvontaohjelmista.) - Ordinance online in Finnish and Swedish

    Adoption: 2011-01-27 | Date of entry into force: 2011-02-03 | FIN-2011-R-90991

    Contains 11 sections concerning, inter alia:

    Section 1: Scope and application.
    Section 2: Definitions.
    Section 3: The elaboration of common national inspection programs for environmental and health protection and program contents.
    Section 4: Elaboration of sectoral national inspection programs.
    Section 5: Minimum requirements regarding the content of the sectoral national inspection programs.
    Section 6: The overall content of the inspections.
    Section 7: Risk classification of different types of entities subject to inspection and control frequency.
    Section 8: The average inspection time for different types of entities subject to inspection.
    Section 9: Guidelines for the evaluation of the municipal inspection plan.
    Section 10: Guidelines for reporting.
    Section 11: Entry into force.

    Repeals Council of State Ordinance (664/2006) on national inspection programs for environmental and health protection.

  17. Finland - Occupational safety and health - Law, Act

    Act (1271/2010) amending the Act on safety in connection with handling of dangerous chemicals and explosive products (390/2005). (Laki vaarallisten kemikaalien ja räjähteiden käsittelyn turvallisuudesta annetun lain muuttamisesta.) - Act online in Finnish and Swedish

    Adoption: 2010-12-22 | Date of entry into force: 2011-01-01 | FIN-2010-L-89215

    Amends section 23 (1) and (2), 24 (1), 25, 27 (1), 29 (3), 30 (2), 31 (2), 33 (1), 37 (2), 38 (2), 50 (3), 55 (1) and (3), 56 (3), 58, 60 (1), 61 (3), 65 (3), 73 (1) and (2), 74 (3), 93 (3), 94 (2), 95 (3), 98 (2), 99, 100 (2), 105, 106 (as partially amended by Act 1030/2009), 107 (1) and (3), 108 and 108 (1) (title), 112, 113, 115 (1), (2) p.1 and (4), 116, 130 (1) and (3) and 135 respecting various provisions on safety in connection with handling of dangerous chemicals and explosive products.

  18. Finland - Occupational safety and health - Law, Act

    Act (1262/2009) amending the Act (744/1989) on Chemicals. (Laki kemikaalilain muuttamisesta.) - Act online in Finnish and Swedish

    Adoption: 2010-12-17 | Date of entry into force: 2011-01-01 | FIN-2010-L-89214

    Amends section 5, 6 (4), 6 (4), 7 (4) and (5), 7 (1), 8 (4), 8b, 25, 30c, 43, 45, 48a, 49 (3), 55 (3), 59a, 59d and 60 (6) respecting various provision in the Act. Sections as amended by Act 408/2009, 1547/2009, 1547/2009, 408/2009, 491/2008, 1198/1999, 57/1999, 1412/1992, 220/1995, 57/1999, 391/2005, 591/2001, 131/2009.

    Introduces a new section 5a respecting the Finnish Environment Institute.

    Repeals section 8 (as amended by Act 1222/2009) and 8e (as amended by Act 408/2009).

  19. Finland - Occupational safety and health - Law, Act

    Act (992/2010) amending the Military Injuries Act (404/48). (Laki sotilasvammalain 6 e §:n muuttamisesta.) - Act online in Finnish and Swedish

    Adoption: 2010-11-19 | Date of entry into force: 2011-01-01 | FIN-2010-L-89197

    Amends section 6e (as amended by Act 1022/2004) respecting compensation to an injured or sick person living permanently in Sweden.

  20. Finland - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Council of State Ordinance (863/2006) amending Council of State decision (1380/1994) respecting work with asbestos. (Valtioneuvoston asetus asbestityöstä annetun valtioneuvoston päätöksen muuttamisesta.) - Ordinance online in Finnish and Swedish

    Adoption: 2010-09-30 | Date of entry into force: 2011-01-01 | FIN-2010-R-89189

    Repeals section 16 (2) and (5).

    Amends section 17 and 20 (4) (as amended by Ordinance 318/2006) respecting qualifications and demolition of buildings and structures.

  21. Finland - Occupational safety and health - Law, Act

    Act (217/2010) amending the Act on Occupational Safety and Health Enforcement and Cooperation on Occupational Safety and Health at Workplaces (44/2006). (Laki työsuojelun valvonnasta ja työpaikan työsuojeluyhteistoiminnasta annetun lain 49 §:n muuttamisesta.) - Act online in Finnish and Swedish

    Adoption: 2010-03-30 | Date of entry into force: 2010-07-01 | FIN-2010-L-89174

    Introduces a new (2) to section 49 respecting the notification to other authorities.

  22. Finland - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Council of State Ordinance (146/2010) on the protection of workers from risks arising from exposure to optical radiation. (Valtioneuvoston asetus työntekijöiden suojelemiseksi optiselle säteilylle altistumisesta aiheutuvilta vaaroilta.) - Ordinance online in Finnish and Swedish

    Adoption: 2010-02-25 | Date of entry into force: 2010-04-27 | FIN-2010-R-89165

    Contains 17 sections providing for regulations respecting the protection of workers from risks arising from exposure to optical radiation.

  23. Finland - Occupational safety and health - Law, Act

    Act (1271/2009) amending the Occupational Health Care Act (1383/2001). (Laki työterveyshuoltolain 7 §:n muuttamisesta.) - Act online in Finnish and Swedish

    Adoption: 2009-12-22 | Date of entry into force: 2010-01-01 | FIN-2009-L-87727

    Amends section 7 respecting the production of services.

  24. Finland - Occupational safety and health - Law, Act

    Act (1547/2009) amending the Act (744/1989) on Chemicals. (Laki kemikaalilain muuttamisesta.) - Act online in Finnish and Swedish

    Adoption: 2009-12-22 | Date of entry into force: 2010-01-01 | FIN-2009-L-87807

    Repeals section 6b (as amended by Act 491/2008).

    Amends section 5 (2), section 6, section 6 and section 49 (3) respecting responsibilities and tasks of regulatory authorities. Section 5 (2) as amended by Act 408/2009, section 6 as amended by Act 491/2008 and 408/2009, section 6 and section 49 (3) as amended by Act 491/2008.

  25. Finland - Occupational safety and health - Law, Act

    Act (1557/2009) amending the Act (717/2001) respecting a registry of employees exposed in their work to carcinogenic agents and substances. (Laki syöpäsairauden vaaraa aiheuttaville aineille ja menetelmille ammatissaan altistuvien rekisteristä annetun lain 3 ja 6 §:n muuttamisesta.) - Act online in Finnish and Swedish

    Adoption: 2009-12-22 | Date of entry into force: 2010-01-01 | FIN-2009-L-87819

    Amends section 3 and 6, respecting the provision of data to the central register, regulations on the controller and supervisory functions.

  26. Finland - Occupational safety and health - Law, Act

    Act (1564/2009) amending the Act on Occupational Safety and Health Enforcement and Cooperation on Occupational Safety and Health at Workplaces (44/2006). (Laki työsuojelun valvonnasta ja työpaikan työsuojeluyhteistoiminnasta annetun lain muuttamisesta.) - Act online in Finnish and Swedish

    Adoption: 2009-12-22 | Date of entry into force: 2010-01-01 | FIN-2009-L-87847

    Amends section 2 p. 1, section 18, section 44, section 45 and section 46 (2) and (4) respecting definitions, prohibition of transfer of products, appeal related to decisions of the labour protection authority, complaints, appeals related to occupational accident and occupational disease.

  27. Finland - Occupational safety and health - Law, Act

    Act (1030) amending the Act on safety in connection with handling of dangerous chemicals and explosive products (390/2005). (Laki vaarallisten kemikaalien ja räjähteiden käsittelyn turvallisuudesta annetun lain muuttamisesta.) - Acts online in Finnish and Swedish

    Adoption: 2009-12-11 | Date of entry into force: 2009-12-16 | FIN-2009-L-87635

    Repeals section 70 and 96.

    Amends section 5 (a), section 6 p. 8 and 9, section 63, 64, 68, 69, 71, 72 (2), 76, 83 (1), (2), (4), section 91 (1 ), 100 (1), 102, 106 (1), 113, 114, 115 (2) and section 125 pts 5-7 respecting definitions, provisions for storage, inspection, marking and monitoring of pyrotechnic articles.

    Introduces new section 69 (marking of explosive goods for identification) and 83a (restrictions on sale of fireworks).

  28. Finland - Occupational safety and health - Law, Act

    Act (597/2009) amending the Act (744/1989) on Chemicals. (Laki kemikaalilain muuttamisesta.) - Acts online in Finnish and Swedish

    Adoption: 2009-07-24 | Date of entry into force: 2009-11-01 | FIN-2009-L-87582

    Amends section 57 (as amended by Act 1147/1994 and Act 1198/1999) respecting testing laboratories.

    Introduces to the Act a new section 57b respecting inspections of testing laboratories.

  29. Finland - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Council of State Ordinance (565/2009) amending the Act on Occupational Safety and Health Management (16/1993). (Valtioneuvoston asetus työsuojeluneuvottelukunnasta.) - Ordinances online in Finnish and Swedish

    Adoption: 2009-07-16 | Date of entry into force: 2009-08-01 | FIN-2009-R-87581

    Provides for instructions respecting the role and tasks of the national Advisory Board on Occupational Safety and Health.

    Repeals Ordinance 199/1993 with amendments.

  30. Finland - Occupational safety and health - Law, Act

    Ministry of Social Affairs and Health Ordinance (557/2009) on concentrations found to be harmful. (Sosiaali- ja terveysministeriön asetus haitallisiksi tunnetuista pitoisuuksista.) - Ordinances online in Finnish and Swedish

    Adoption: 2009-07-01 | Date of entry into force: 2009-08-01 | FIN-2009-L-87580

    Provides a list of the concentrations of impunity in the air known to be hazardous in the workplace (indicative limit values) and a list of indicative limit values ​​for the exposure indicators in the employee.

    Repeals Ordinance (795/2007) on concentrations found to be harmful.

  31. Finland - Occupational safety and health - Law, Act

    Act (524/2009) amending the Act on Occupational Safety and Health Enforcement and Cooperation on Occupational Safety and Health at Workplaces (44/2006). (Laki työsuojelun valvonnasta ja työpaikan työsuojeluyhteistoiminnasta annetun lain muuttamisesta.) - Acts online in Finnish and Swedish

    Adoption: 2009-06-26 | Date of entry into force: 2009-09-01 | FIN-2009-L-87570

    Introduces a new section 4a and a new section 4b respecting information on taxation and pension insurances.

  32. Finland - Occupational safety and health - Law, Act

    Act (408/2009) amending the Act (744/1989) on Chemicals. (Laki kemikaalilain muuttamisesta.) - Acts online in Finnish and Swedish

    Adoption: 2009-06-12 | Date of entry into force: 2009-06-15 | FIN-2009-L-87551

    Amends section 2 (3),section 5, section 6 (2), section 7 (4) and section 8b, 8e, 10, 11, 48a, 52 and 62a respecting, inter alia, scope, the National Supervisory Authority for Welfare and Health (Valvira) and the Finnish Environment Institute, occupational safety inspectorate, the local chemical supervisory authority, national advisory service, authorities referred to in some of the European Community regulations, chemicals, hazardous chemicals, delivery of data on chemicals, chemical infraction and exclusions applicable to the national defence. Section 2 (3) and section 8 b and 62a as amended by Act 628/2007, section 5, section 6 (2), section 7 (4), section 8e and section 10 (Swedish wording of Act) as amended by Act 491/2008, section 11 as partially amended by Acts 1412/1992 and 12/1997, section 48a as amended by Acts 1412/1992, 368/1998 and 628/2007 and section 52 as amended by Acts 404/2002, 628/2007 and 491/2008 .

    Introduces to the Act a new section 44b (exceptions to the limitations of the REACH ordinance).

  33. Finland - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Council of State Ordinance (415/2009) repealing certain decisions and ordinances Council of State on prohibitions and restrictions respecting certain chemicals. (Valtioneuvoston asetus eräiden kemikaaleja koskevista kielloista ja rajoituksista annettujen valtioneuvoston päätösten ja asetusten kumoamisesta.) - Ordinances online in Finnish and Swedish

    Adoption: 2009-06-11 | Date of entry into force: 2009-06-15 | FIN-2009-R-87552

    Repeals the following decisions and ordinances respecting certain chemicals (decisions and ordinances 1, 5, 9, 13 and 14 including amendments):

    1: Council of State Decision 489/1992
    2: Council of State Decision 1415/1992
    3: Council of State Decision 961/1997
    4: Council of State Decision 1209/1997
    5: Council of State Decision 2 / 2000
    6: Council of State Decision 143/2000
    7: Council of State Decision 871/2002
    8: Council of State Decision 8 / 2003
    9: Council of State Decision 416/2003
    10: Council of State Decision 694/2003
    11: Council of State Decision 514/2004
    12: Council of State Decision 596/2004
    13: Council of State Decision 623/2004
    14: Council of State Decision 975/2004
    15: National Board of Occupational Safety and Health Decision 929/1988
    16: Council of State Decision 228/2006
    17: Council of State Decision 1177/2006
    18: Council of State Decision 550/2007
    19: Council of State Decision 787/2007

  34. Finland - Occupational safety and health - Law, Act

    Act 334/2009 amending the Act (693/1976) on measures to restrict smoking. (Laki toimenpiteistä tupakoinnin vähentämiseksi annetun lain muuttamisesta.) - Acts online in Finnish and Swedish

    Adoption: 2009-05-15 | Date of entry into force: 2009-08-01 | FIN-2009-L-87554

    Repeals section 27 (as amended by Acts 910/1984 and 894/2000).

    Amends section 22 (as amended by Act 768/1992) and section 23 (as partially amended by Act 487/1999) respecting the activities to be conducted by the Institute for Health and Welfare and the County Administrative Board.

  35. Finland - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Government Regulation on Safety in Construction (205/2009). (Valtioneuvoston asetus rakennustyön turvallisuudesta) - Acts on-line in Finnish and Swedish

    Adoption: 2009-03-26 | Date of entry into force: 2009-06-01 | FIN-2009-R-87425

  36. Finland - Occupational safety and health - Law, Act

    Act (131/2009) amending the Act (744/1989) on Chemicals. (Laki toimenpiteistä tupakoinnin vähentämiseksi annetun lain 25 a ja 25 b §:n muuttamisesta.) - Acts online in Finnish and Swedish

    Adoption: 2009-03-13 | Date of entry into force: 2009-03-20 | FIN-2009-L-87525

    Amends section 60 respecting fees (as partially amended by Acts 1412/1992, 57/1999 and 287/2006).

  37. Finland - Occupational safety and health - Law, Act

    Act (1003/2008) amending the Occupational Health Care Act (1383/2001). (Laki työterveyshuoltolain 3 §:n muuttamisesta.) - Act online in Finnish Act online in Swedish

    Adoption: 2008-12-19 | Date of entry into force: 2009-01-01 | FIN-2008-L-87469

    Amends section 3 (1) p. 6 (as amended by Act 1279/2006) respecting the definition of entrepreneurs and other self-employed persons.

  38. Finland - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Council of State Ordinance (733/2008) on the safety at nuclear power plants. (Valtioneuvoston asetus ydinvoimalaitoksen turvallisuudesta.) - Ordinance online in Finnish Ordinance online in Swedish Unofficial English Translation

    Adoption: 2008-11-27 | Date of entry into force: 2008-12-01 | FIN-2008-R-87322

    Implements Act 990/1987 as amended by Act No. 342/2008. Contains 8 chapters and 32 sections:

    Chapter 1: Scope and definitions
    Chapter 2: Public safety
    Chapter 3: Limitation of radiation exposure and radioactive releases
    Chapter 4: Nuclear safety
    Chapter 5: Construction and commissioning of a nuclear power plant
    Chapter 6: Nuclear power plant operations
    Chapter 7: Organization and personnel
    Chapter 8: Effective date and transitional provisions

    The Ordinance repeals the Council of State Decision (395/1991) on the general regulations on nuclear safety.

  39. Finland - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Council of State Ordinance (734/2008) on the Security in the Use of Nuclear Energy. (Valtioneuvoston asetus ydinenergian käytön turvajärjestelyista.) - Unofficial English Translation Ordinance online in Finnish Ordinance online in Swedish

    Adoption: 2008-11-27 | Date of entry into force: 2008-12-01 | FIN-2008-R-87323

    Implements Act 990/1987 as amended up to Act342/2008. Contains 7 chapters and 21 sections:

    Chapter 1: Scope of application and definitions
    Chapter 2: Basis of security
    Chapter 3: Security control
    Chapter 4: Security personnel and preparation for threats
    Chapter 5: Threats
    Chapter 6: Advisory Committee on Nuclear Security
    Chapter 7: Miscellaneous provisions

    The Ordinance repeals the Council of State Decision (396/1991) on the general regulations for the physical protection of nuclear power plants.

  40. Finland - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Council of State Ordinance (735/2008) on Emergency Response Arrangements at Nuclear Power Plants. (Valtioneuvoston asetus ydinvoimalaitoksen valmiusjärjestelyista.) - Unofficial English Translation Ordinance online in Finnish Ordinance online in Swedish

    Adoption: 2008-11-27 | Date of entry into force: 2008-12-01 | FIN-2008-R-87324

    Implements Act 990/1987 as amended up to Act342/2008. Contains 5 chapters and 13 sections:

    Chapter 1: Scope of application and definitions
    Chapter 2: Planning of emergency response arrangements
    Chapter 3: Maintenance of preparedness
    Chapter 4: Action in an emergency situation
    Chapter 5: Miscellaneous provisions

    The Ordinance repeals the Council of State Decision (397/1991) on the general regulations for emergency response arrangements at nuclear power plants.

  41. Finland - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Council of State Ordinance (736/2008) on the safety of disposal of nuclear waste. (Valtioneuvoston asetus ydinjätteiden loppusijoituksen turvallisuudesta.) - Unofficial English Translation Ordinance online in Finnish Ordinance online in Swedish

    Adoption: 2008-11-27 | Date of entry into force: 2008-12-01 | FIN-2008-R-87325

    Implements Act 990/1987 as amended by Act No. 342/2008. Contains 8 chapters and 23 sections:

    Chapter 1: Scope of application and definitions
    Chapter 2: Radiation safety
    Chapter 3: Design requirements for a nuclear waste facility
    Chapter 4: Long-term safety of disposal
    Chapter 5: Demonstration of compliance with safety requirements
    Chapter 6: Construction and operation of the nuclear waste facility
    Chapter 7: Organization and personnel
    Chapter 8: Miscellaneous provisions

    The Ordinance repeals the Council of State Decision (398/1991) on the general regulations for the safety of a disposal facility for reactor waste and the Council of State Decision (478/1999) on the safety of disposal of spent nuclear fuel.

  42. Finland - Occupational safety and health - Law, Act

    Act (709/2008) amending the Occupational Safety and Health Act (738/2002). (Laki työturvallisuuslain 3 §:n muuttamisesta.) - Act online in Finnish Act online in Swedish

    Adoption: 2008-11-14 | Date of entry into force: 2009-01-01 | FIN-2008-L-87292

    Introduces a new (4) (application of the Act on contracted labour) to section 3 (the old (4) becomes (5).

  43. Finland - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ministry of Social Affairs and Health Ordinance (553/2008) on submitting information concerning chemicals. (Sosiaali- ja terveysministeriön asetus kemikaaleja koskevien tietojen toimittamisesta) - Ordinance online in Finnish Ordinance online in Swedish

    Adoption: 2008-08-26 | Date of entry into force: 2008-09-01 | FIN-2008-R-87225

    Contains 6 sections:
    Section 1: Chemical Application
    Section 2: Exemption from notification
    Section 3: Notification of revised data
    Section 4: Consideration of the exact chemical name of a substance included in a setup related to business and trade secrets
    Section 5: The procedure for consideration of the exact chemical name of a substance included in a setup related to business and trade secrets
    Section 6: Entry into force

    Regulates processes related to information concerning chemicals. A chemical notification under the Chemicals Act (744/1989) must be made for chemicals intended for professional or general use or use.

  44. Finland - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Council of State Ordinance (514/2008) amending the Ordinance (675/1993) respecting chemicals. (Valtioneuvoston asetus kemikaaliasetuksen muuttamisesta.) - Ordinance online in Finnish Ordinance online in Swedish

    Adoption: 2008-07-31 | Date of entry into force: 2008-08-01 | Date of gradual entry into force: 2008-07-21 | FIN-2008-R-87221

    Repeals section 2, 4 (3) and 7-12, 14, 22 and 23. Section 2 as partially amended by the Ordinance 555/2001, section 4 (3) as amended by the Ordinance 555/2001, section 8 as amended by the Ordinance 1153/1994 and the Ordinance 555/2001, section 9 and 11 as partially amended by the Ordinance 555/2001, section 10 as partially amended by the Ordinance 1153/1994 and the Ordinance 555/2001, section 12 as partially amended by the Ordinance 1153/1994, the Ordinance 864/2000 and the Ordinance 555/2001, section 14 as amended by the Ordinance 1153/1994 and the Ordinance 697/1999 and section 23 as amended by the Ordinance 655/2007.

    Amends section 1 (1) (scope) as partially amended by the Ordinance 555/2001.

  45. Finland - Occupational safety and health - Law, Act

    Act (491/2008) amending Act (744/1989) respecting chemicals. (Laki kemikaalilain muuttamisesta.) - Act online in Finnish Act online in Swedish

    Adoption: 2008-07-18 | Date of entry into force: 2008-07-21 | Date of partial entry into force: 2009-06-01 | Date of partial end of application: 2008-07-31 | FIN-2008-L-87191

    Repeals section 18a, chapter 5, section 52a, 64, 65, 68, 68a, 68b, and 70. Section 18a as amended by the Act 220/1995, chapter 5, section 52a as amended by the Acts 404/2002 and 391/2005, section 65 as amended by the Act 558/1993, section 68 as amended by the Act of 1073/1995, section 68a as amended by the Acts 1412/1992, 558/1993, 1073/1995, and section 68b as amended by the Acts 1412/1992 and 558/1993.

    Amends chapter 2, section 4, 5-8, 8a and 9, the Swedish language costume of section 10, 41, 47, 48, 49 and 51, 52 (1) and (2), section 55 (1) and (2), 56 (2) and 59d. Section 5-7 and 49, 55 (2) and 56 (2) as amended by the Act 287/2006, section 8 as partially amended by the Acts 1412/1992, 391/2005 and 12/1997, section 8a as amended by the Acts 136/2006 and 628/2007, section 41 as amended by the Act 1412/1992, section 51 as partially amended by the Act 1073/1995, section 52 (1) as amended by the Acts 136/2006, 404/2002 and 628/2007, section 52 (2) as amended by the Act 628/2007, section 55 (1) as amended by the Act 57/1999 and section 59d as amended by the Act 591/2001.

    Introduces a new section 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b and 8c-8e, a new section 40 (instead of section 40 as repealed by the Act 1412/1992), a new section 49b and 53 (instead of section 53 repealed by the Act 893/2001).

  46. Finland - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Government Ordinance (400/2008) on Machinery Safety. (Valtioneuvoston asetus koneiden turvallisuudesta.) - Ordinance online in Finnish Ordinance online in Swedish

    Adoption: 2008-06-19 | Date of entry into force: 2009-12-29 | FIN-2008-R-86282

    Contains 4 chapters and 14 sections respecting, inter alia, basic health and safety requirements related to the design and construction of machinery, compliance with the requirements, placement on the market and provisions for use.

    The Ordinance contains the following sections:
    Chapter 1: General Provisions
    Chapter 2: Placement on the Market and Provisions for Use
    Chapter 3: Procedures for Conformity Assessment
    Chapter 4: Provisions relating to Entry into Force

    The Ordinance applies to the following technical devices: 1) machinery, 2) interchangeable equipment, 3) safety components, 4) lifting gear, 5) chains, ropes and webbing, 6) removable mechanical power transmission devices, 7) partly completed machinery.

    The Ordinance implements the European Parliament and European Council Directive 2006/42/EC on machinery and amending Directive 95/16/EC. It also implements the following national laws:
    - Law of 26 November 2004 concerning certain technical equipment with the applicable requirements (1016/2004;
    - Paragraph 40 of the Act of 30 January 2004 on consumer products and services (75/2004).

  47. Finland - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance (405/2008) amending the Council of State Ordinance (633/2004) respecting workers' protection in connection with the loading and unloading of ships. (Valtioneuvoston asetus alusten lastauksen ja purkamisen työturvallisuudesta annetun valtioneuvoston asetuksen muuttamisesta.) - Ordinance online in Finnish Ordinance online in Swedish

    Adoption: 2008-06-12 | Date of entry into force: 2009-01-01 | FIN-2008-R-87125

    Repeals section 1 (2).

    Amends section 28 (1) respecting skills of the inspectors for lifting devices.

  48. Finland - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Council of State Ordinance (403/2008) on the Safe Use and Inspection of Work Equipment. (Valtioneuvoston asetus työvälineiden turvallisesta käytöstä ja tarkastamisesta.) - Unofficial English Translation Decree online in Finnish Decree online in Swedish

    Adoption: 2008-06-12 | Date of entry into force: 2009-01-01 | FIN-2008-R-87137

    Contains 6 chapters and 39 sections regulating, inter alia:

    Chapter 1: General provisions
    Chapter 2: Supplementary provisions on mobile work equipment
    Chapter 3: Supplementary provisions applicable to lifting machinery
    Chapter 4: Safety requirements for work at height
    Chapter 5: Initial and periodic inspections, and a condition monitoring system
    Chapter 6: Entry into force

    Section 21 (3) shall not be applied to lifting machinery taken into use before 1 September 1990.

    The Decree amends the Government Decision (982/1980) on building hoists used for transporting persons (Sections 6-13).
    It repeals the following Decisions:
    - Government Decision (769/1982) on the application of occupational safety and health act on suspended scaffoldings and their inspection;
    - Government Decision (862/1997) on bolt driving guns and their inspections (Sections 5-7 and 8); and
    - Government Decision (856/1998) concerning the acquisition, safe use and inspection of machinery used at work and other work equipment, and its respective amendments.

  49. Finland - Occupational safety and health - Law, Act

    Act (378/2008) on the implementation of the provisions of a legislative nature of the ILO Convention 187 on the Promotional Framework for Occupational Safety and Health. (Laki työturvallisuuden ja -terveyden edistämistä koskevan yleissopimuksen lainsäädännön alaan kuuluvien määräysten voimaansaattamisesta.) - Act online in Finnish Act online in Swedish

    Adoption: 2008-05-30 | Date of entry into force: 2008-05-30 | FIN-2008-IA-86826

    In accordance with the decision of the Parliament of Finland, the provisions pertaining to the area of the law of the the International Labour Conference in Geneva adopted ILO Convention 187 on the Promotional Framework for Occupational Safety and Health (2006) is implemented to Finnish law.

  50. Finland - Occupational safety and health - Law, Act

    Act (342/2008) amending the Nuclear Energy Act (990/1987). (Laki ydinenergialain muuttamisesta.) - Act online in Finnish Act online in Swedish

    Adoption: 2008-05-23 | Date of entry into force: 2008-06-01 | FIN-2008-L-87300

    Repeals section 56 (1), 79 and 81.

    Amends section 2 (1) p. 3-6, and (2) and (3), section 3 p. 1, 4, 7-8, the opening paragraph and p. 1 in section 6a (2), 6b (2) (introductory paragraph), 8 (2), 11 (2) p. 3, 15 (2), 16 (2), 17 (2) p 2 and (3), 19 p. 1, 4, 20 (1 ) p. 1, 21 (1) (introductory paragraph) and p. 1 and 7, 22 (2), 23 (1), 25 (1), 26 (1) p. 2, section 28, 32 (1) (introductory paragraph) and p. 3, section 33 (title), 38 (3), 40 (3), 43 (2), 44 (1), 48 (2), 53a (2), 53c (3); 53d (2), 53e (1), 55 (2) (introductory paragraph) p. 3 and 4, 56 (3), 58, 59 (2), 63 (1) p. 1, 2, 4, 5, 7 and 8, 65 (2), 67, 68 (2), 68a (1), 73 (2) p. 2 and 3, 74, 75 (2) (3) (4), 76, 77, 78 (1), 80 (1) and 82. Section 2 (1) p. 4-6, 8 (2) and 63 (1) p. 1, 5, 7 and 8 as amended by Act 738/2000, section 3 p. 7 and 8, the opening paragraph and p . 1 in section 6a (2), the introductory paragraph, 6b (2), 21 (1) p. 7, 68a (1) and 75 (2) as amended by Act 1420/1994, 38 (3), 53a (2), 53c (3), 53d (2), 53e (1) and 75 (3) and (4) as amended by Act 1131/2003, 40 (3) as amended by Act 1078/1996, 68 (2) as amended by Act 1271/1988 and Act 738/2000, 73 (2) p. 2 and 3, as amended by Act 415/2002, 74 as amended by Act 593/1995, 76 as partially amended by Act 738/2000, and 78 (1) as amended by Act 635/1999.

    Introduces a new (4) to section 2, as partially amended by Act 738/2000, a new (4) to section 3, as partially amended by Act 1420/1994, a new p 5a, 5b, 9 and 10, and a new (2) to section 6, as partially amended by Act 1420/1994, a new p. 1a, a new chapter 2 to section 16 a new (3), a new (2) to section 33, a new (3) to section 56, the old (3) becomes (4), and a new (4) to section 60a, as ameded by Act 870/1999.

    This Act repeals the Ordinance (163/1988) on the nuclear delegation.

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