The MSAH is responsible for preparing legislation on occupational safety and health care, and policy development on occupational safety and health and wellbeing at work.
Finland has extensive legislation on promoting the safety and health of employees.
Occupational safety and health in the workplace (OSH) »
Safety at work results from the combined efforts of employers and employees.
Supervising OSH »
The Regional State Administrative Agencies oversee compliance with workplace OSH within their OSH Fields of Responsibility.
Occupational health care and maintaining work ability »
Employers have a statutory obligation to arrange occupational health care.
Wellbeing at work »
Promoting wellbeing at work involves employers and employees.
Equality in working life »
The Act on Equality Between Men and Women prohibits discrimination based on gender and requires the promotion of gender equality.
Young people and work »
Under-18-year-olds are subject to stricter regulations concerning working age restrictions and terms of employment.
Family life and work »
Balancing work and family life improves wellbeing both at home and in the workplace.
Older workers »
The working career of older workers can be prolonged by maintaining work ability, having flexible working hours and by altering working tasks.