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  1. Finland - Protection against particular hazards - 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.

  2. Finland - Protection against particular hazards - 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.

  3. Finland - Protection against particular hazards - 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.

  4. Finland - Protection against particular hazards - 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.

  5. Finland - Protection against particular hazards - 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.

  6. Finland - Protection against particular hazards - 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).

  7. Finland - Protection against particular hazards - 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.

  8. Finland - Protection against particular hazards - 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.

  9. Finland - Protection against particular hazards - 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.

  10. Finland - Protection against particular hazards - 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.

  11. Finland - Protection against particular hazards - 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).

  12. Finland - Protection against particular hazards - 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.

  13. Finland - Protection against particular hazards - 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).

  14. Finland - Protection against particular hazards - 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.

  15. Finland - Protection against particular hazards - 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.

  16. Finland - Protection against particular hazards - 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.

  17. Finland - Protection against particular hazards - 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.

  18. Finland - Protection against particular hazards - 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.

  19. Finland - Protection against particular hazards - 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.

  20. Finland - Protection against particular hazards - 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.

  21. Finland - Protection against particular hazards - 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).

  22. Finland - Protection against particular hazards - 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).

  23. Finland - Protection against particular hazards - 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.

  24. Finland - Protection against particular hazards - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance (No. 7/2008) of the Ministry of Labour and Industry on the Ministry's fee-based performance for supervising the use of nuclear energy. (Työ- ja elinkeinoministeriön asetus ydinenergian käytön valvontaan kuuluvista työ- ja elinkeinoministeriön maksullisista suoritteista) - Ordinance online in Swedish Ordinance online in Finnish

    Adoption: 2008-01-11 | Date of entry into force: 2008-01-14 | Date of end of application: 2008-06-30 | FIN-2008-R-85306

    Establishes rules and fees for the Ministry of Labour and Industry's performance under the Nuclear Energy Act to monitor the use of nuclear energy. Fees are charged by the State in accordance with this regulation.

  25. Finland - Protection against particular hazards - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance No. 206 of 2007 to amend Ordinance (No. 807 of 2001) on chemical classification principles and labelling.

    Adoption: 2007-02-22 | Date of entry into force: 2007-03-01 | FIN-2007-R-75810

    Amends the Schedule (carcinogenic substances or agents).

  26. Finland - Protection against particular hazards - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance No. 963 of 2006 to amend Ordinance (No. 225 of 1977) on mesures to restrict smoking.

    Adoption: 2006-11-09 | Date of entry into force: 2007-06-01 | FIN-2006-R-74908

    Amends section 20.

  27. Finland - Protection against particular hazards - Law, Act

    Act No. 701 of 2006 to amend Act (No. 44 of 2006) on Occupational Safety and Health Enforcement and Cooperation on Occupational Safety and Health at Workplaces.

    Adoption: 2006-08-11 | Date of entry into force: 2006-09-01 | FIN-2006-L-74898

    Repeals section 42 and inserts a new Chapter 5a concerning the cooperation in shared workplaces.

  28. Finland - Protection against particular hazards - Law, Act

    Act No. 700 of 2006 to amend Act (No. 693 of 1976) on measures to restrict smoking

    Adoption: 2006-07-21 | Date of entry into force: 2007-06-01 | FIN-2006-L-74897

    Amends and inserts several sections.

  29. Finland - Protection against particular hazards - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Council of State Ordinance (No. 318 of 2006) to amend Council of State decision (No. 1380 of 1994) respecting work with asbestos.

    Adoption: 2006-04-27 | Date of entry into force: 2006-05-15 | FIN-2006-R-73805

    Repeals s. 3; amends ss. 2(2), 4(4), 5(3), 6, 9 to 14, 18(2) and 20.

  30. Finland - Protection against particular hazards - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Council of State Ordinance (No. 85 of 2006) respecting protection of workers against risks caused by noise.

    Adoption: 2006-01-26 | FIN-2006-R-73028

    Contains 22 sections respecting, i.a., purpose, field of application, definitions, exposure limits, assessments and measurements of exposure, assessment of nuisance and risks, prevention and reduction of exposure, measures when exposure limits are exceeded, particularly exposed workers, supervision, employee education and guidance, cooperation, derogations etc. Council of State Decision (No. 1404 of 1993) will however remain in force until 15 February 2007 with regard to the music and entertainment sector.

  31. Finland - Protection against particular hazards - Law, Act

    Act (No. 727 of 2005) to amend s. 65 of the Radiation Protection Act (No. 592 of 1991).

    Adoption: 2005-09-02 | Date of entry into force: 2005-10-01 | FIN-2005-L-72216

    Amends s. 65(1) respecting appeal.

  32. Finland - Protection against particular hazards - Law, Act

    Act on safety in connection with handling of dangerous chemicals and explosive products (390/2005). (Laki vaarallisten kemikaalien ja räjähteiden käsittelyn turvallisuudesta) - Acts on-line in Finnish and Swedish

    Adoption: 2005-06-03 | Date of entry into force: 2005-07-01 | FIN-2005-L-70816

    Ch. 1: General provisions - ss. 1 to 6
    Ch. 2: Safety requirements - ss. 7 to 21
    Ch. 3: Handling and storage of dangerous chemicals - ss. 22 to 40
    Ch. 4: Prevention of and protection against explosions - ss. 41 to 45
    Ch. 5: Products that are linked to dangerous chemicals - ss. 46 to 52
    Ch. 6: Installation and maintenance of units linked to dangerous chemicals - ss. 53 to 57
    Ch. 7: Production and storage of explosive products - ss. 58 to 66
    Ch. 8: Approval, importation and transfer of explosive products - ss. 67 to 77
    Ch. 9: Use, transfer and storage of explosive products - ss. 78 to 90
    Ch. 10: Special rules respecting fireworks - ss. 91 to 97
    Ch. 11: Accidents comprising chemicals or explosive products - ss. 98 to 99
    Ch. 12: Inspection authority - ss. 100 to 104
    Ch. 13: Prohibitions and limitations - ss. 105 to 113
    Ch. 14: Supervision - ss. 114 to 122
    Ch. 15: Coercive measures and penal sanctions - ss. 123 to 125
    Ch. 16: Application for modification of decisions - ss. 126 to 127
    Ch. 17: Special provisions - ss. 128 to 135
    Ch. 18: Entry into force and transitional rules - ss. 136 to 139.
    Repeals Act (No. 263 of 1953) respecting explosive materials.

  33. Finland - Protection against particular hazards - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance No. 48 of 2005 by the Council of State on the protection of workers from risks caused by vibrations.

    Adoption: 2005-01-27 | Date of entry into force: 2005-07-06 | FIN-2005-R-74952

    Contains 21 sections respecting: purpose, scope of application, definitions, exposure limits, assessments and measurements of exposure, prevention and reduction of exposure, measures when exposure limits are exceeded, preventive measures, vibration combatting programmes, evaluation of preventive measures, training, and collaboration. Special rules applicable to sea and air activities and for temporary vibration until 5 June 2009.

  34. Finland - Protection against particular hazards - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    State Council Ordinance (No. 576 of 2003) to prevent danger that explosive atmosphere may cause to workers.

    Adoption: 2003-06-18 | Date of entry into force: 2003-09-01 | FIN-2003-R-65003

    Contains 11 sections covering, inter alia, objectives (provision of occupational health and safety protection), scope of application (work performed under the Labour Protection Act), definitions, employers' general duties, investigation of risk for explosion, prevention and protection against explosions, documentation and supervision. Contains further three annexes: classification of zones where explosive atmosphere may occur, minimum requirements to improve workers' occupational health and safety, and posting of warnings.

  35. Finland - Protection against particular hazards - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    State Council Ordinance (No. 252 of 2003) to amend section 3 of the Vocational Sickness Ordinance (No. 1347 of 1988).

    Adoption: 2003-03-27 | Date of entry into force: 2003-04-01 | FIN-2003-R-64348

    Contains list of sickness, physical, chemical and biological factors under section 2.

  36. Finland - Protection against particular hazards - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance (No. 125 of 2002) of the Ministry of Social Welfare and Health respecting safety in manufacturing explosives at the workplace.

    Adoption: 2002-02-14 | Date of entry into force: 2002-03-01 | FIN-2002-R-61912

    Contains 11 sections governing safety rules in relation to manufacturing explosives at the workplace, i.e., explosive substances, authorisation to manufacture explosives the workplace, protective distance, manufacturing requirements, danger of fire and extinction instructions, as well as two technical annexes.

  37. Finland - Protection against particular hazards - Law, Act

    Act (No. 717 of 2001) respecting a registry of employees exposed in their work to agents and substances leading to risk for carcinogenic sickness.

    Adoption: 2001-08-17 | Date of entry into force: 2001-09-01 | FIN-2001-L-60732

    Contains ten sections covering, inter alia, objectives of registry (supervision of employees), contents of registry, information to the central registry, transmission of data, inspection, penal sanctions and miscellaneous provisions.

  38. Finland - Protection against particular hazards - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance (No. 715 of 2001) of the Council of State respecting chemical substances at work. - Unofficial English translation

    Adoption: 2001-08-09 | Date of entry into force: 2001-09-01 | FIN-2001-R-60731

    Contains 22 sections covering, inter alia, objectives (protection of workers against risks and injuries related to work with chemical substances), scope of application, definitions, information on dangers and risks, information at the workplace, reduction of risks, special preventive and protective measures to be adopted by employers and workers, employers' duty to prevent hazards, hazards, workers' education and guidance, prohibitions, medical control, and miscellaneous rules. Lists dangerous chemical substances in an annex.

  39. Finland - Protection against particular hazards - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Decision (No. 1232 of 2000) of the Ministry of Social and Health Care to amend the Decision of the Ministry of Labour on carcinogenic substances (No. 838 of 1993).

    Adoption: 2000-12-18 | Date of entry into force: 2001-01-01 | FIN-2000-M-58582

    Amends s. 1 (duties for employers to notify workers exposed to working methods and substances listed in annex) and contains an annex listing carcinogenic substances.

  40. Finland - Protection against particular hazards - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance (No. 716 of 2000) of the Council of State to avert cancer risk in relation to work.

    Adoption: 2000-08-03 | Date of entry into force: 2000-09-01 | FIN-2000-R-58308

    Contains 21 sections covering, inter alia, scope of application (work with carcinogenic substances, with substances susceptible to cause genetic damages), definitions, list of carcinogenic substances, evaluation of risks, reduced use and substitution of substances, hindrance and reduction of exposure, means to avert cancer risk, information to industrial protection authorities, expected and unexpected exposure, access to risk areas, protective equipment, training and instructions, information, control of exposure, and health examination. Contains one annex on exposure limits at work. Repeals Decisions of Council of State (No. 355 of 1982) respecting benzene exposure at work, and (No. 1182 of 1992) to avert cancer risk in relation to work.

  41. Finland - Protection against particular hazards - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decision No. 1153 of 1999 by the Council of State concerning in-air tobacco smoke and combating the associated risks of cancer at work.

    Adoption: 1999-12-08 | Date of entry into force: 2000-07-01 | FIN-1999-R-74949

    Provides rules respecting measures to be taken by employers, including assessment of risks and exposure and measures to take to reduce risks.

  42. Finland - Protection against particular hazards - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Decision of the Council of State (No. 922 of 1999) to avert the risks of large scale accidents for workers.

    Adoption: 1999-09-23 | Date of entry into force: 2000-01-01 | FIN-1999-M-55125

    Contains ten sections covering, inter alia, scope of application, employers' obligations, cooperation between employers and workers, access to documents, workers' obligations, cooperation between the employers, training and instructions, exercises and miscellaneous provisions. Repeals Decision No. 1705 of 1991 on the same subject.

  43. Finland - Protection against particular hazards - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decision No. 793 of 1999 by the Council of State concerning the use of cranes and forklift trucks for lifting persons.

    Adoption: 1999-07-08 | Date of entry into force: 1999-09-01 | FIN-1999-R-74948

    Provides detailed rules applicable to the use of cranes and forklift trucks.

  44. Finland - Protection against particular hazards - Law, Act

    Act (No. 1142 of 1998) to amend the Act to protect against radiation (No. 592 of 1991).

    Adoption: 1998-12-23 | Date of entry into force: 1999-01-01 | FIN-1998-L-52183

    Amends ss. 12 (definition of work involving radiation), Chapters 9 (rules governing work involving radiation, including protection of worker, medical examination, workers' rights, workers' training, and age limit) and 10 (medical use of radiation). Adds sub. 3 (limits to use) to s. 27, and subs. 2 (radiation in air and water) to s. 48.

  45. Finland - Protection against particular hazards - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance (No. 1143 of 1998) to amend the Ordinance to protect against radiation (No. 1512 of 1991).

    Adoption: 1998-12-23 | Date of entry into force: 1999-01-01 | FIN-1998-R-52184

    Amends Chapters 2 (maximum values for radiation exposure) and 3 (control of radiation exposure and of health). Repeals s. 17(2), and adds subs. 4 (definitions) to s. 2, ss. 28a (protection of aircraft personnel) and 31a (customs declaration).

  46. Finland - Protection against particular hazards - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Decision (No. 164 of 1998) of the Social and Health Care Ministry respecting a list of dangerous substances.

    Adoption: 1998-02-24 | Date of entry into force: 1998-03-10 | FIN-1998-M-49758

    Contains two sections (description of annexes and entry into force) and five annexes comprising a comprehensive list over dangerous substances.

  47. Finland - Protection against particular hazards - Law, Act

    Act (No. 12 of 1997) to amend Act (No. 744 of 1989) respecting chemicals.

    Adoption: 1997-03-12 | Date of entry into force: 1997-04-01 | FIN-1997-L-47455

    Amends ss. 8(2) (obligation to supervise classification and marking of chemicals), 11(4) (list of most dangerous chemicals set up by the of Ministry Social Affairs and Occupation Safety and Health), 19 (3) (information obligations of respective ministries), and 48a (2-3) (information on obligations incumbent on producers, on importers or on distributors).

  48. Finland - Protection against particular hazards - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Decision of the Council of State (No. 121 of 1996) to amend the decision of the Council of State (No. 410 of 1986) respecting rules of procedure for the conduct of work involving explosives and quarrying.

    Adoption: 1996-02-22 | Date of entry into force: 1996-03-01 | FIN-1996-M-46232

    Amends several paragraphs.

  49. Finland - Protection against particular hazards - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Decision (No. 1380 of 1994) of the Council of State respecting work with asbestos.

    Adoption: 1994-12-21 | Date of entry into force: 1995-04-01 | FIN-1994-M-43592

    Details how work with materials containing asbestos is to be organized in order to minimize occupational health hazards. Imposes general and common as well as individual and particular obligations on all parties involved in directing and executing work with materials containing asbestos. Establishes maximum levels of asbestos at working sites to be measured regularly. Includes requirements regarding safety training.

  50. Finland - Protection against particular hazards - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Decision (No. 1214 of 1994) of the Council of State respecting a committee for the protection of workers against chemical substances.

    Adoption: 1994-12-15 | Date of entry into force: 1995-01-01 | FIN-1994-M-43587

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