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Country: Finland - Month updated: January 2022

  1. Finland - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Government Decree (427/2021) on the Selection and Use of Personal Protective Equipment at Work. (Valtioneuvoston asetus henkilönsuojainten valinnasta ja käytöstä työssä) - Legislation on-line in Finnish & Swedish as revised

    Adoption: 2021-05-20 | Date of entry into force: 2021-08-01 | FIN-2021-R-112220

    This Regulation lays down the characteristics, assessment and selection of personal protective equipment for use at work and the safe use of personal protective equipment at work. In addition to the provisions of this Regulation, the provisions on the use of personal protective equipment in a given job shall be complied with.

  2. Finland - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Government Decree on Combating the risk of Occupational Cancer (1267/2019). (Valtioneuvoston asetus työhön liittyvän syöpävaaran torjunnasta) - Legislation on-line in Finnish & Swedish as revised

    Adoption: 2019-12-12 | FIN-2019-R-112221

    This Regulation shall apply to work in which the factor used or present poses or is likely to present an increased risk of cancer. It also applies to mutagenic substances used or present at work. It does not apply to the control of tobacco smoke and the associated risk of cancer in the environment.

    The list and register of those exposed to substances and methods that pose a risk of cancer in their profession is to be regulated separately.

  3. Finland - - Law, Act

    Act (599/2013) on Chemicals. (Kemikaalilaki) - Legislation on-line Legislation on-line as revised

    Adoption: 2013-08-09 | FIN-2013-L-112216

    The objective of this Act is to protect health and the environment from the hazards and harm caused by chemicals.


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