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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...

06/20/2016

Attention! The Infoline and admission offices of the Labour Inspectorate will work on June 22 until 13.00 and will not be available on June 23 and 24.

Attention! The Infoline and admission offices of the Labour Inspectorate will work on June 22 until 13.00 and will not be available on June 23 and 24. The customers’ e-mails will also not be responded to on these dates.

06/10/2016

Labour Inspectorate launches a targeted inspection of small retail outlets all over Estonia until the end of July.

Labour Inspectorate launches a targeted inspection of small retail outlets all over Estonia until the end of July. Labour inspectors will focus on small shops in various resort areas in Estonia where the number of patrons soars during summer months.

06/06/2016

The Infoline and admission offices of the Labour Inspectorate will exceptionally not be available on June 7 and 8.

Attention! The Infoline and admission offices of the Labour Inspectorate will exceptionally not be available on June 7 and 8. The customers’ e-mails will also not be responded to on these dates. It also does not provide applications for Labor...

05/30/2016

Changes in the reception hours of the Labour Inspectorate

In June, July and August, the Labour Inspectorate will be open to customers based on a summer schedule.

04/28/2016

Health checks help detect work-related health risks

Medical examination of employees contributes to early detection of work-related health risks and helps maintain the health of people. In two cases out of ten health checks, problems are detected that can be started to be treated immediately. Last...

04/19/2016

Labour Inspectorate: The condition of tools needs to be constantly inspected in the metal industry

The Labour Inspectorate carried out a targeted inspection in 31 metalworking companies. Sixty-three irregularities were identified. There are significant risks to the health of workers in the metal industry. Last year, two workers were killed in...

03/30/2016

Labour Inspectorate collects the best practices!

The Labour Inspectorate is collecting the best practices related to the work environment, i.e., the good practices of organisations that contribute to the welfare and safety of employees more than prescribed by law.

03/23/2016

Narva office of the Labour Inspectorate open on two days a week

Since April, the Narva office of the Labour Inspectorate is open on two days a week instead of one.

03/14/2016

Labour Inspectorate to check the safety of construction sites

The Labour Inspectorate is to carry out a special targeted inspection at construction sites. The focus will be on checking whether the workers have fall protection equipment, whether it is used and whether its proper maintenance, inspection and...

03/03/2016

Labour Inspectorate: A good work environment requires the skill to notice and manage risks

On Wednesday, the Labour Inspectorate gave an overview about the work environment in 2015. Last year, 640,900 people were employed, the unemployment rate was 6.2%, and there were 4774 accidents at work of which 16 were fatal.

The report for 2015...

12/16/2015

The new Chemicals Act ensures increased safety and makes access of terrorists to chemicals more difficult

In December, the new Chemicals Act entered into force. To generalise, the purpose of the Chemicals Act is to ensure safety in handling chemicals.

The handling of chemicals is broadly regulated by EU law. The key EU legislation in this area are the...

11/05/2015

The Labour Inspectorate to organise a movie night on the work environment and XVII Health at Work Day

The movie night and the Health at Work Day will be organised by the Labour Inspectorate in conjunction with the Estonian coordination centre of EU-OSHA. The event is free to all participants, however, advance registration is required.

On 5 November,...

10/21/2015

Study: The most widespread danger factors at workplaces in Estonia are pshychosocial and musculoskeletal 21.10

The study of the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) indicates that in Estonia and Europe as a whole the most widespread danger factors at workplaces are psychosocial and musculoskeletal. Proper assessment of risks is deemed the...

10/21/2015

Maripuu: Estonia needs a culture of occupational safety

In Tallinn, an international conference on health and safety at work will be held at which challenges related to the culture of occupational safety, maintaining health at the workplace and ageing workforce will be discussed. At the conference,...

09/22/2015

„Work Wisely“

„Work Wisely“ campaign is aimed at young people who just started their work life. The campaign draws attention to the importance of safety, health and good relations in the working environment.

08/18/2015

Harassment at work is a hidden nevertheless a common problem in Estonia

This week harassment at work is discussed in Tartu, Pärnu and Jõhvi. During the three seminars it is spoken what harassment at work is like, how big the problem is and how to prevent it.