Accessibility statement

Accessibility statement

This accessibility statement applies to the online service Tyosuojelu.fi of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration in Finland, and it has been drawn up on 7 September 2020. The statement is based on the observations of the application provider and the external expert party that implemented the accessibility testing as well as the self-assessment on accessibility by the administrators of the online service.

Tyosuojelu.fi online service

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration aims to ensure the accessibility of its digital services in accordance with the Act on the Provision of Digital Services (306/2019). Tyosuojelu.fi was published in its current format in October 2015. The starting point of its technical implementation and visual design was level AA of the WCAG 2.0 guidelines. At the time of publication, an external expert carried out accessibility testing on the online service. According to the test report, the level of accessibility was excellent. There were very few deficiencies discovered in the accessibility and ease of use of the service.

In June 2019, Tyosuojelu.fi was transferred to the new server platform of the agencies in the administrative branch of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, and the Liferay publishing system was updated to the new version DXP 7.1. Accessibility testing will be carried out again on the online service by an external expert in cooperation with the agencies of the administrative branch in 2021 at the latest.

Non-accessible content and correcting it

Tyosuojelu.fi mostly meets the accessibility requirements. Not all parts of the online service are accessible, however, and the deficiencies found include:

  • Forms and other attachments (pdf, doc etc.) are not completely accessible. 
  • There are some images on content pages without alternative text descriptions.
  • Some of the diagrams in the service have been implemented as images, and alternative text descriptions have not been provided for all such content.
  • There are occasional deficiencies in the use of the text heading levels. Not all headings have been marked as such in the code, and the heading level is skipped in some texts.
  • In the menu structure, the menu titles of the lowest level items are not fully descriptive; for example, the Working conditions service area has several subpages with the menu title Reduction.
  • In some of the Swedish and English pages, the text "Opens in New Window" for external links is in Finnish, and the text is missing completely from individual links.
  • When using the main menu on a mobile device and with VoiceOver, the browsing order may be illogical.

The reason for the failure to comply with the requirements is the unreasonable burden caused by the large amount of content. The administrators of Tyosuojelu.fi are constantly working to correct the accessibility deficiencies found in the service.

The forms will be made available in accessible format by the end of 2020. In other respects, the deficiencies found will be corrected and made accessible when the content is updated. The goal is to correct minor deficiencies by the end of 2020. The aim is to correct the attachments in pdf format and potential other accessibility defects requiring more extensive work by the end of 2021.

Material produced by other parties

The administrators of the Tyosuojelu.fi online service are not responsible for the accessibility of materials produced by third parties. Such content includes, for example, the online forms for the preliminary notifications on asbestos demolitions and construction created by the KEHA Centre and linked to the service as well as the documents produced by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health as a part of the website, such as market surveillance decisions. The service providers are responsible for the accessibility of such content.

Feedback on accessibility

If you have discovered a deficiency in the accessibility of the Tyosuojelu.fi online service, you can report it by e-mail at the address tyosuojelu.verkkopalvelu@avi.fi or with the website’s feedback form. The website administrators will do their best to correct the deficiencies and respond to the feedback of those who gave their contact information as soon as possible, or within two weeks of the contact at the latest.

If you are not satisfied with the response to your feedback, you can file an accessibility complaint with or submit a request for information to the Regional State Administrative Agency for Southern Finland, which monitors accessibility. You can find more detailed information on the following pages: