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...


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,...


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...


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,...


„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.


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.


The Labour Inspectorate Inspected Compliance with Requirements of Health and Safety at Work at 213 Construction Sites.

In May 2015, the Labour Inspectorate conducted a national target inspection of construction sites, which was aimed at reducing work accidents with builders, caused by improper use or lack of personal protective equipment and protective devices...


On 18.06.2015 Tallinn will host a Conference of the Senior Labour Inspectors Committee (SLIC)

On June 18 the Final Conference of the Europe-wide campaign "Slips and trips on the same level" will take place in Tallinn with the participation of all the countries who ´have taken part in the campaign.



The Labour Dispute Committee in Tallinn moves office

The Labour Dispute Committee of Tallinn has moved office and since 01.04.2015 has started work at the new address: Endla 10A, 10142 Tallinn.


The Labour Inspectorate inspects companies of wood and furniture industry in the Lääne-Viru and Jõgeva Counties.

The target inspection carried out on 19 March focuses on inspection of companies of wood and furniture industry in the Lääne-Viru and Jõgeva Counties.


Even seemingly safe work environments may conceal threats

Based on the statistics of accidents at work over the past five years, the largest number of accidents take place in the sectors of public administration and national defence. The results of the target inspection carried out by the Labour...