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Occupational Safety and Health Act (738/2002).

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Occupational safety and health
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Contains 68 sections covering, inter alia, objectives (improvement of work environment, prevention of occupational injuries and diseases) and scope of application, employers' general obligations (care for workers' occupational safety and health; evaluation of risks at work; work involving special risks; planification of work environment; guidance for workers; provision of personal protective equipment), cooperation between employers and workers, workers' obligations and right to refuse work (reporting of errors and deficiencies; work clothes and equipment; workers' right to refuse to execute work in specified circumstances), specific provisions regarding work conditions (ergonomics; risk for violence at work; harassment; dangerous work executed by single worker; night work; ventilation and light at work; chemical and dangerous substances; machinery and occupational safety; risks for occupational injuries; alarm and rescue work), specific situations (information and cooperation at common work places;obligations for employers and self-employed at common work places), obligations for other persons whose activities influence work environment (manufacturers of products; persons installing work equipment and machinery; persons in transport of dangerous goods), penal sanctions and miscellaneous. Repeals Occupational Health and Safety Act (No. 299 of 1958). Unofficial English translation available.

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    Serial title
    Soumen Säädöskokoelma
    No. 738
    Page range
    pp. 3695-3711