Section 6-3. Notification to the Labour Inspection Authority

The Labour Inspection Authority shall be notified at least 30 days prior to the date on which an undertaking starts to use biological agents in risk groups 2, 3 or 4.
A new notification shall be submitted in the following cases:
  1. a.
    when biological agents belonging to a risk group other than the one that has previously been notified are to be used;
  2. b.
    in connection with use for the first time of each subsequent biological agent in risk group 4;
  3. c.
    in connection with use for the first time of each subsequent biological agent classified in risk group 3 by the employer in accordance with Section 2-1;
  4. d.
    when material changes are made to processes or procedures with a bearing on health, the environment and safety in the workplace, which renders a previous notification obsolete.
Laboratories engaged in diagnostics in connection with biological agents in infection risk group 4 shall notify of their own activities only.
Notifications under this section shall contain the following information:
  1. a.
    the name, address and organisation number of the undertaking or facility;
  2. b.
    the name of the person who is responsible for health, safety and the environment in the workplace, and his or her professional qualifications;
  3. c.
    the name of the safety representative / senior safety representative;
  4. d.
    the results of the risk assessment conducted in accordance with Section 6-1;
  5. e.
    which biological agent the notification concerns;
  6. f.
    planned protective and safety measures.
The notification shall be signed by the employer and safety representative / senior safety representative. The safety representative / senior safety representative may submit their own opinion.