Purpose and responsibilities - Arbejdstilsynet

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Purpose and responsibilities

The Danish Working Environment Authority is an agency under the auspices of the Ministry of Employment. The Danish Working Environment Authority is the authority which contributes to the creation of safe and sound working conditions at Danish workplaces. This is done by
  • carrying out inspections of companies
  • drawing up rules on health and safety at work
  • providing information on health and safety at work. 
The Danish Working Environment Authority has authority to penalise enterprises which do not comply with the working environment rules. As regards clear violations of the substantive rules of the Working Environment Act, the Danish Working Environment Authority has the power to issue administrative fines. In cases of extreme danger, the Danish Working Environment Authority may also order the work to be suspended.

The responsibilities of the Danish Working Environment Authority are based on the Working Environment Actand related Executive Orders.  
 

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