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Original name: L÷g um a­b˙na­, hollustuhŠtti og ÷ryggi ß vinnust÷­um nr. 46/1980
Name: Act on Working Environment, Health and Safety in Workplaces, No. 46/1980.
Country: Iceland
Subject(s): Occupational safety and health
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 1980-05-28
Entry into force:
ISN: ISL-1980-L-36767
Bibliography: Lagasafn, 1991, Ministry of Justice, Reykjavik, Iceland, Vol. I, pp. 635-652
English translation English translation Laws and Regulations, Ministry of Social Affairs, Iceland PDF of Law in English as amended to Act 80/2015 PDF of Law in English as amended to Act 80/2015 (consulted on 2010-02-12)
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Abstract/Citation: Chapter I: Purpose and scope. Chapter II: Safety and health activities within enterprises. Relationship between employers and employees. Chapter III: Safety committees in special fields. Chapter IV: General obligations (obligations of the employers, of foremen and of the employees; obligations of those who sell, install, repair and design machinery, instruments, tools and other equipment for use in enterprises and obligations of a contractor and others). Chapter V: Execution of a job. Chapter VI: The workplace. Chapter VII: Machinery, technical equipment, etc. Chapter VIII: Dangerous substances and goods. Chapter IX: Rest and holidays. Chapter X: Employment of children and young persons. Chapter XI: Health protection, medical examinations and other examinations. Chapter XII: The administration of occupational safety and health. Chapter XIII: Report duties of enterprises, granting of operation license, etc. Chapter XIV: Appeal of decisions. Chapter XV: Penalties. Repeals Act No. 23 of 1952 on safety measures at the workplace.
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