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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.

09/02/2016

Labour dispute committees are celebrating 20 years in operation

The Labour Inspectorate will be celebrating 20 years of labour dispute committees by organizing a discussion of the present day and the future of labour disputes. A roundtable panel will be deliberating whether Estonia should take the next step and...

08/17/2016

The Infoline of the Labour Inspectorate will work on August 19 until 15.00

The Infoline of the Labour Inspectorate will work on August 19 until 15.00

08/08/2016

In the first half of this year, 2,422 occupational accidents were registered in Estonia.

In the first half of this year, 2,422 occupational accidents were registered in Estonia. More than 470 occupational accidents ended with severe injuries and 11 employees lost their lives. The most occupational accidents occurred in the metal industry...

06/21/2016

This year, the national holidays of Victory Day and Midsummer Day fall on weekdays. The working day (June 22) preceding Victory Day (June 23) is shortened by three hours.

Employers must shorten the working day preceding June 23 by three hours. If it is not possible to shorten the working day due to a given company’s area of activity, the employer must reach an agreement with its employees to work their usual hours on...