Section 3-17. Hygiene measures for work with chemicals

Where employees may be exposed to carcinogenic or mutagenic chemicals, the employer shall make sure that measures are implemented to ensure that:
  1. a.
    the employees do not eat, drink, use tobacco etc. in work premises that may be contaminated by carcinogenic or mutagenic chemicals,
  2. b.
    the employees are informed about the increased risk associated with the use of tobacco,
  3. c.
    the employees are provided with appropriate work clothes in addition to necessary personal protective equipment; see Chapter 15 of the Regulations concerning Organisation, Management and Employee Participation,
  4. d.
    private clothing and work clothes / personal protective equipment are stored separately in separate lockers,
  5. e.
    work clothes and personal protective equipment are washed or cleaned,
  6. f.
    containers and similar that contain contaminated work clothes / personal protective equipment are clearly labelled,
  7. g.
    work clothes and personal protective equipment that may be contaminated by carcinogenic or mutagenic chemicals are not brought to mess rooms or similar, or taken home,
  8. h.
    cleaning facilities are available in or in the immediate vicinity of the work premises.
The costs of the measures mentioned in these provisions shall not be borne by the employees.