Legal protection of inspection site

Legal protection of inspection site

Objection

If the employer, occupational safety officer, employee or other party subject to supervision feels that the occupational safety and health inspection has not been carried out in accordance with the Enforcement Act, they may submit a written objection. The objection must be submitted to the occupational safety and health authority within two months of the inspection report being sent to the employer or the employer being notified of another enforcement measure.

The occupational safety and health authority will process the objection and inform the party that submitted it in a reasonable time in writing of any measures the objection may have led to.

An objection can be sent to the registry office of the Regional State Administrative Agency's Occupational Safety and Health Division within the competence of which the workplace is. It is recommended that you send this by secure email.

Administrative complaint

An administrative complaint can be filed for unlawful or incorrect actions by an occupational safety inspector or other person performing a public task in a Regional State Administrative Agency’s Occupational Safety and Health Division. An administrative complaint must be filed with the occupational safety and health authority in writing in compliance with the provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act.

An administrative complaint is not a means of appeal by nature. In other words, an occupational safety and health authority cannot, on the basis of this, revoke the obligations imposed or implement other measures. Instead, the correctness of the procedure will be examined afterwards on the basis of an administrative complaint.

After receiving an administrative complaint, an occupational safety and health authority will investigate whether the matter has been carried out in accordance with the law and the principles of good administration. After the reports have been submitted, the occupational safety and health authority will send the complainant an administrative decision on the administrative complaint.

An administrative complaint can be sent to the registry of the Regional State Administrative Agency's Occupational Safety and Health Division where the workplace is located. It is recommended that you send this by secure email.