The working environment and safety

Enterprises are themselves responsible for preventing accidents and harm to health as a result of work. Employers have a duty to ensure that the working environment is both safe and satisfactory.

The authorities shall contribute to this end by influencing enterprises to engage in systematic efforts to promote health, safety and the environment (HSE work).

Working environment and safety work is organised under the Working Environment and Safety Department in the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs. The operative supervisory authority rests with the Labour Inspection Authority and the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway.