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

    Act amending the Act on the Affairs of People with Disabilities, No. 59/1992 and the Act on Working Environment, Health and Safety in Workplaces, No. 46/1980 (Extension of Contracts for Personal Assistance Services and Parliamentary Decree), No. 128/2016. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-12-22 | ISL-2016-L-104416

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

    Environmental Liablility Law, No. 55/2012. (Lög um umhverfisábyrgđ) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2012-06-22 | ISL-2012-L-95345

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

    Regulation on maximum exposure limits for workers and the public involved in practices using ionizing radiation No. 627/2003. (Reglugerđ um hámörk geislunar starfsmanna og almennings vegna starfsemi ţar sem notuđ er jónandi geislun nr. 627/2003) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2003-08-15 | ISL-2003-R-91312

    This regulation deals with exposure limits for workers and the general public involved in exposure and use of ionizing radiation. The regulation also deals with classification of employees and working areas, as well as preventive measures for workers exposed to ionizing radiation.

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

    Act on Radiation Protection, No. 44/2002. (Lög um geislavarnir nr. 44/2002) - English translation Legislation on-line in English

    Adoption: 2002-04-08 | ISL-2002-L-77053

    Act to provide for measures for protection against radiation and radioactive materials and substances. Provides that appropriate protection shall be taken to protect workers against exposure to radiation.

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

    Law on Smoking No. 6/2002. (Lög um tóbaksvarnir nr. 6/2002) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2002-01-31 | ISL-2002-L-91313

    Chapter I. Objectives, Scope and Control
    Chapter II. Sales and Advertising
    Chapter III. Limitation of Tobacco Smoking
    Chapter IV. Education
    Chapter V. General Provisions
    Chapter VI. Monitoring and Penalties

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

    Act on Health Security and Communicable Diseases, No. 19/1997. (Sóttvarnalög nr. 19/1997) - Legislation on-line in English

    Adoption: 1998-01-01 | Date of entry into force: 1998-01-01 | ISL-1998-L-87696

    This act applies to diseases and agents that can cause epidemics and pose a threat to public welfare, and also other serious infectious diseases. żDiseasesż means disease or infection caused by infectious material, microbes and their toxins, or parasites and also serious health consequences caused by toxic chemicals and radio nuclear materials. The act also applies to unusual and unexpected events which may cause severe health consequences of international concern.

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

    Regulation No. 433 of 1997 on measures to secure the safety and health of workers working part-time or as a temporary replacement.

    Adoption: 1997-07-03 | Date of entry into force: 1997-07-03 | ISL-1997-R-53088

    The aim is to secure these workers the same protection as permanently employed workers. Made under Act No.46 of 1980 on the working environment and health and safety in the workplace.

  8. Iceland - Occupational safety and health - Law, Act

    Act No. 52 of 1997 to amend Act No. 46 of 1980 on working environment, health and safety in the workplace.

    Adoption: 1997-05-22 | Date of entry into force: 1997-10-01 | ISL-1997-L-53073

    Amendments concerning the work of children and young persons.

  9. Iceland - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulation No. 269 of 1996 on crews of Icelandic merchant vessels.

    Adoption: 1996-05-14 | Date of entry into force: 1996-05-14 | ISL-1996-R-46635

    The authority of this regulation arises out of Act No. 59 of 1995 on crews of Icelandic merchant vessels. It contains provisions regarding the number of crew members.

  10. Iceland - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulation No. 557 of 1995 on occupational safety in industrial work.

    Adoption: 1995-10-24 | Date of entry into force: 1995-10-24 | ISL-1995-R-46649

    Administrative provisions.

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

    Regulation No. 549 of 1995 on occupational safety regarding industrial work.

    Adoption: 1995-10-20 | Date of entry into force: 1995-10-20 | ISL-1995-R-46647

    Provisions concerning safety and safety measures within the industry. The regulation makes reference to European Union Directive 82-501-EU.

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

    Rules No. 414 of 1995 regarding occupational safety on fishing ships longer than 15 meters.

    Adoption: 1995-07-12 | Date of entry into force: 1995-07-12 | ISL-1995-R-46646

    The authority of the rules arises out of Act No. 35 of 1993 on the surveillance of vessels. Provisions concerning inter alia maintenance and safety equipment on board.

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

    Regulation No. 139 of 1995 regarding training of drivers of vehicles carrying dangerous substances.

    Adoption: 1995-03-03 | Date of entry into force: 1995-03-03 | ISL-1995-R-46671

    The authority of the regulation arises out of Act No. 50 of 1987 regarding traffic. It contains provisions concerning training courses and certificates. The regulation makes reference to the European Economic Area Agreement and several directives of the European Union.

  14. Iceland - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Rules No. 185 of 1985 on occupational safety and accommodations for crew members of fishing ships.

    Adoption: 1995-01-23 | Date of entry into force: 1995-01-23 | ISL-1995-R-46650

    The authority of this regulation arises out of Act. No. 35 of 1993 on the surveillance of vessels. It contains detailed rules regarding the cabins and the working area.

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

    Rules No. 592 of 1994 as amended through regulation No. 210 of 1995 on building and equipment of boats up to 15 meters long.

    Adoption: 1994-09-15 | Date of entry into force: 1994-09-15 | ISL-1994-R-46660

    The authority of this regulation arises out of Act No. 35 of 1993 on the surveillance of vessels. It contains detailed provisions on the building of smaller vessels. Nordic rules on the matter are printed as an appendix.

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

    Regulation No. 295 of 1994 on telecommunication between Icelandic vessels.

    Adoption: 1994-05-11 | Date of entry into force: 1994-05-11 | ISL-1994-R-46657

    The authority of this regulation arises out of Act No. 35 of 1993 on the surveillance of vessels. It contains detailed provisions regarding telecommunication and radar equipment.

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

    Act No. 33 of 1994 on a council for the prevention of accidents.

    Adoption: 1994-04-25 | Date of entry into force: 1995-01-01 | ISL-1994-L-46302

    Contains provisions regarding the general prevention of accidents and sets out the measures to be taken in order to decrease the number of accidents.

  18. Iceland - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Rules No. 189 of 1994 on safety and rescue equipment of Icelandic vessels as amended through Regulation No. 714 of 1995.

    Adoption: 1994-03-21 | Date of entry into force: 1994-03-21 | ISL-1994-R-46655

    The authority of this regulation arises out of Act No. 35 of 1993 on the surveillance of vessels. It contains detailed provisions regarding lifeboats, liferafts, lifejackets, rescue rings, safety colours, emergency torches etc.

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

    Act No. 35 of 1993 on surveillance of vessels.

    Adoption: 1993-04-30 | Date of entry into force: 1993-04-30 | ISL-1993-L-46612

    Provisions concerning the building of vessels, security requirements, seaworthiness and inspection.

  20. Iceland - Occupational safety and health - Law, Act

    Act No. 34 of 1993 on the navigation of vessels.

    Adoption: 1993-04-27 | Date of entry into force: 1993-04-23 | ISL-1993-L-46312

    Sets out rules concerning educational qualifications and professional duties of navigators. Contains inter alia provisions concerning the navigation of vessels carrying toxic substances.

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

    Act No. 58 of 1992 on the protection of children and young persons.

    Adoption: 1992-06-02 | Date of entry into force: 1992-06-02 | ISL-1992-L-46622

    Contains inter alia provisions regarding occupational surveillance of children and young persons. According to the Act, "children" are persons younger than 16 years of age and "young persons" are between 16 and 18 years of age.

  22. Iceland - Occupational safety and health - Law, Act

    Act No. 33 of 1991 on courses in safety measures for seafarers.

    Adoption: 1991-03-19 | Date of entry into force: 1991-03-19 | ISL-1991-L-46309

    Sets out provisions regarding the courses which are organised and supervised by the National Life Saving Association of Iceland.

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

    Act No. 52 of 1988 on toxic substances as amended through Act No.103 of 1988

    Adoption: 1988-12-29 | Date of entry into force: 1988-05-18 | ISL-1988-L-36956

    Contains some provisions concerning occupational safety.

  24. Iceland - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Rules No. 163 of 1987 regarding care of sick or injured seafarers and measures in case of the death of a seafarer.

    Adoption: 1987-04-06 | Date of entry into force: 1987-04-06 | ISL-1997-R-46678

    Stipulates that seafarers are entitled to free medical care.

  25. Iceland - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulation on safety measures against ionic radiation No. 356/1986. (Reglugerđ um öryggisráđstafanir gegn jónandi geislum nr. 356/1986) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1986-07-24 | Date of entry into force: 1986-07-24 | ISL-1986-R-46684

    Contains inter alia provisions regarding occupational safety.

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

    Act No. 14 of 1983 to amend Act No. 53 of 1966 on the protection of children and adolescents.

    Adoption: 1983-03-16 | ISL-1983-L-36408

    Consolidated text.

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

    Working Environment and Health and Safety in the Workplace Act, as amended through to 1992-12-00

    Adoption: 1981-01-01 | ISL-1981-L-35193

    Governs safety and health activities within enterprises. Establishes duties to be fulfilled by employees; employers; foremen; those selling, installing, repairing and designing machinery, instruments, tool and other equipment for use in enterprises; and by contractors. Also deals in this context with hours of work, employment of children and young people, and health protection through medical and other examinations, and provides for a system of administration of occupational safety and health.

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

    Act on Working Environment, Health and Safety in Workplaces, No. 46/1980. (Lög um ađbúnađ, hollustuhćtti og öryggi á vinnustöđum nr. 46/1980) - English translation Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1980-05-28 | Date of entry into force: 1981-01-01 | ISL-1980-L-36767

    Chapter I: Purpose and scope. Chapter II: Safety and health activities within enterprises. Relationship between employers and employees. Chapter III: Safety committees in special fields. Chapter IV: General obligations (obligations of the employers, of foremen and of the employees; obligations of those who sell, install, repair and design machinery, instruments, tools and other equipment for use in enterprises and obligations of a contractor and others). Chapter V: Execution of a job. Chapter VI: The workplace. Chapter VII: Machinery, technical equipment, etc. Chapter VIII: Dangerous substances and goods. Chapter IX: Rest and holidays. Chapter X: Employment of children and young persons. Chapter XI: Health protection, medical examinations and other examinations. Chapter XII: The administration of occupational safety and health. Chapter XIII: Report duties of enterprises, granting of operation license, etc. Chapter XIV: Appeal of decisions. Chapter XV: Penalties. Repeals Act No. 23 of 1952 on safety measures at the workplace.

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

    Regulation No. 256 of 1979 on the compulsory reporting of Icelandic vessels.

    Adoption: 1979-05-08 | Date of entry into force: 1979-05-08 | ISL-1979-R-46676

    Provisions setting forth information which is needed in every report.

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

    Act No. 40 of 1977 on the compulsory reporting of Icelandic vessels.

    Adoption: 1977-05-13 | ISL-1977-L-36953

    Stipulates that all vessels shall report to the nearest coastal station every 24 hours.

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

    Act No. 94 of 1969 to amend Act No. 53 of 1966 on the protection of children and adolescents.

    Adoption: 1969-12-16 | Date of entry into force: 1966-05-13 | ISL-1969-L-36743

    Contains provisions regarding the protection of children and adolescents in various aspects, including occupational safety (art. 41). Sets out rules concerning special age limits for different occupations. Consolidated text.


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