Decisions and notices concerning products

Decisions and notices concerning products

Occupational safety and health authorities include the Regional State Administrative Agencies’ Divisions of Occupational Safety and Health and the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health in respect of the supervision of product safety. Occupational safety and health authorities are responsible for ensuring the regulatory compliance of personal protective equipment, machinery and technical devices intended for professional use.

If an inspection carried out by a Regional State Administrative Agency’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health reveals that a product does not satisfy the applicable requirements and the non-conformances are not rectified while the case is in the hands of the inspectors, any unresolved elements of the case can be referred to the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health. The Ministry then investigates the case and consults with the company whose product is in question about the non-conformances. If the non-conformances cannot be rectified, the Ministry can prohibit the sale or use of the product.

The Ministry of Social Affairs and Health publishes all its market surveillance decisions on the occupational safety and health administration’s website at Tyosuojelu.fi. Some of the Ministry’s decisions concern products that have been found to be dangerous and others relate to products that, although not deemed to be dangerous, have been found to not conform to the applicable regulations. The Ministry’s notices also contain information about the products and companies affected by its decisions and about the non-conformances found.

The decisions and notices are only available in Finnish.