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04/25/2017

Labour Inspectorate: Flexible working hours require reasonable balance between work and rest

New forms of working time, changed working time, its effect on working and on the worker’s health and other similar topics were discussed at the international occupational health and safety conference titled “Does time kill?” held on 25 April. It was...

04/17/2017

Labor Inspectorate’s campaign calls attention to safety in working with machinery

Today marks the kick-off of the “Know your rights – notice danger” campaign which draws attention to risks in machinery and equipment based work and calls upon employers and employees alike to be aware of dangers and prevent accidents at work.

04/12/2017

Labour Inspectorate’s Information line will not answer calls on April 14

The information line is open on April 13 until 15:00. There are also no consultations on that day. Labour Inspectorate is closed on Good Friday, April 14. The information line is closed and there are no consultations.

03/14/2017

Last year had the biggest incidence of accidents at work in the past decade

The Labour Inspectorate registered 5082 accidents at work last year. Due to accidents at work, roughly 1.3 million work hours were forfeited in Estonia.

02/20/2017

The Infoline is not available since 1 PM on on February 23

The Infoline of the Labour Inspectorate is not available since 1 PM on February 23.

02/01/2017

Labour Inspectorate: Last year had the biggest incidence of accidents at work in the past decade

According to preliminary data, there were 4919 accidents at work. The facts of 160 cases are being clarified. Twenty-four accidents were fatal (two cases are still being investigated). A year ago, there were 17 on-the-job fatalities.

01/27/2017

The Infoline is exceptionally not available

The Infoline of the Labour Inspectorate is exceptionally not available on January 27.

 

12/20/2016

The Republic of Estonia Labour Inspectorate is to be informed of any workers posted to Estonia

As of December 17, amendments to the Working Conditions of Employees Posted to Estonia Act apply, bringing about new rights and obligations for parties to an employment relationship, companies using services of posted workers, and the Labour...

12/15/2016

Number of accidents at work has gone up

Labour Inspectorate investigated 30 companies that provide chemical cleaning services. 105 violations were identified, for 44 a precept was issued for elimination.

12/04/2016

Chemical-related health hazards are often underestimated

Labour Inspectorate investigated 30 companies that provide chemical cleaning services. 105 violations were identified, for 44 a precept was issued for elimination.

11/28/2016

The Infoline of the Labour Inspectorate will exceptionally not be available on 1st December.

The Infoline of the Labour Inspectorate will exceptionally not be available on 1st December and all admissions are canceled!

 

We Apologise for the inconvenience!

11/15/2016

Expert: we must assess health risks faced by workers in working environments

An international conference organised by the Labour Inspectorate gathered together Estonian, Norwegian, OECD, and European experts to discuss occupational health in a reformed working environment.

11/04/2016

Labour Inspectorate grants three awards for practices that improve the working environment

At today’s Day for Health at Work seminar, the Labour Inspectorate commends three companies that participated in the competition of best practices that improve the working environment. This year’s winners are Saint Gobain Glass Estonia, Elisa Eesti...

10/24/2016

European Week for Safety and Health at Work focuses on ageing workforce

Taking place from 24 to 28 October, the European Week for Safety and Health at Work aims to highlight occupational safety and health in the context of an ageing workforce. The awareness week includes movie nights on working environment held in...

10/20/2016

13 occupational accidents can be avoided each day

Over the last decade, the number of registered occupational accidents has increased from 3,653 to 4,774, which means that 13 occupational accidents on average occur every day.

10/19/2016

Safety at road construction sites needs to improve significantly

The Labour Inspectorate executed a targeted inspection of road construction sites. Eighty-one road construction objects were inspected with 148 violations identified, resulting in 23 precepts.

 

10/03/2016

From Thursday to Friday (06.-07.10.2016) Labour Inspectorate Infoline will not be available and on Thursday, 06.10.2016 there will be no receptions in Tallinn, Tartu and Haapsalu

From Thursday to Friday (06.-07.10.2016) Labour Inspectorate Infoline will not be available and on Thursday, 06.10.2016 there will be no receptions in Tallinn, Tartu and Haapsalu.

 

 

We Apologise for the inconvenience.

 

09/27/2016

The Infoline of the Labour Inspectorate will exceptionally not be available on spetember 28. The admission in Tallinn is canceled.

The Infoline of the Labour Inspectorate will exceptionally not be available on spetember 28. The admission in Tallinn is canceled.

09/20/2016

Small shops need to pay more attention to their employees’ health

This summer, the Labour Inspectorate inspected small shops all over Estonia. In the 113 shops inspected, most problems were related to breaks, maintenance of passageways, medical checks of employees, and use of personal protection equipment.