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Expertise to ensure legal working conditions
The purpose of the occupational safety and health administration is to ensure that working in Finland is as healthy and safe as possible and in compliance with working life legislation. Our job is to improve the working environment and working conditions in order to safeguard and maintain the work ability of employees. Our duties further include preventing occupational accidents and occupational diseases and reducing the adverse physical and mental health impacts of work on employees. We also issue advice and guidelines concerning occupational safety and health and concerning the terms and conditions of employment relationships. The occupational safety and health administration must, by law, be notified of certain types of dangerous work, of diagnosed occupational diseases and of serious occupational accidents. We also grant exemptions.
For detailed information on occupational safety and health enforcement, please see The Ministry of Social Affairs and Health’s Guideline on occupational safety and health enforcement and the use of authority (pdf).