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Comparative study of legislation and legal practices in the Nordic countries concerning labour inspection

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The objective of this study was to find out how legislation and legal practices concerning labour inspections differ in the Nordic countries. To accomplish this, individual eports on each Nordic country were made. Three areas concerning labour inspection were investigated in each report: An examination on how labour inspection is administered in order to gain an insight into how labour inspection is governed in each country. Secondly, the scope of legislation concerning labour inspection was examined to establish whether the Labour Inspection Authorities in the Nordic countries are expected to enforce only legislation concerning occupational safety and health, working conditions in general, or whether the Authorities have been additionally entrusted other duties, e.g. enforcement with the terms and conditions of employment of workers. Furthermore, it was also examined to whom the legislation applies and the content of the provisions of the legislation. Finally, the follow-up systems of the labour inspection legislation were examined.

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Foreword by the Project leader

The title of the study is: Comparative study of legislation and legal practices in the Nordic countries concerning labour inspection. One part of the study compares legal practices in the Nordic countries concerning labour inspection. It outlines provisions in legislation in the Nordic countries regarding how labour inspections are conducted, however, the process of making this study revealed that a comparative study of labour inspection in practice would be difficult to accomplish, the reason being that practical working methods for labour inspections are constantly being changed and revised. The project group decide therefore to delegate that part of the study to the Nordic countries themselves, allowing them to give an up-to-date description on labour inspection in practice in Annexes which are attached to this study. Those Annexes are published as prepared by individual countries.

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