Environmental Health & Safety

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The Cornerstone of Sustainable and Successful Businesses

In the increasingly competitive and environmentally conscious business landscape, prioritizing environmental health and safety (EHS) compliance is essential for businesses seeking long-term success and growth. 

Ensuring that your company invests time, energy, and resources into addressing environmental and occupational issues not only safeguards your employees and the environment but also bolsters your company’s reputation in the eyes of stakeholders, clients, and the wider public.

Moreover, EHS is not solely about regulatory compliance; local practices and culture also play a significant role in creating a comprehensive and effective EHS approach.

EHS: A Comprehensive Approach to Health, Safety, and Environmental Management

Environmental health and safety is a multidisciplinary field that focuses on identifying, assessing, and controlling risks to employees, the public, and the environment. This involves evaluating potential hazards, implementing preventative measures, and establishing robust monitoring and reporting systems.

By prioritizing EHS, businesses can not only fulfill their moral and legal obligations but also enhance their operational efficiency, reduce costs associated with accidents and environmental incidents, and foster a positive corporate culture.

In Finland, businesses need to be familiar with various legislations and regulations, such as those concerning hazardous substances (PFAS, POPs), wastewater, land use, emissions, and the Occupational Safety and Health Act (738/2002). 

Employers are responsible for ensuring the safety and health of their employees in accordance with both general and sector-specific health and safety legislation and standards. This may involve addressing psychosocial stress factors, handling dangerous substances, using different types of machinery, and managing exposure to dust, noise, or radiation.

Our Expertise: DGE Finland's Track Record in EHS Services

At DGE Finland, we have an extensive history of working with a diverse range of companies, including tech firms, car manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies, and energy producers. We bring practical experience and industry-specific knowledge to address the challenges faced by each of our clients. With a strong understanding of Finnish legislation and acts, we help your business stay compliant with applicable laws and regulations.

We offer a comprehensive suite of EHS services, including:

  • EHS Compliance Audits: Our team conducts thorough assessments to ensure that your business adheres to all relevant regulations and industry standards, such as the Government Decree on Occupational Safety and Health Requirements (577/2003) and the Government Decree on the Safety in Construction Work (205/2009). We identify areas of non-compliance and provide actionable recommendations to mitigate risks and improve overall EHS performance.
  • Risk Assessments and Management: We help you identify potential hazards in your operations, evaluate their potential impact, and develop strategies to minimize risks to your employees and the environment. This includes addressing the requirements of the Act on the Safe Handling and Storage of Dangerous Chemicals and Explosives (390/2005) and other relevant Finnish regulations.
  • Safety Trainings: We provide tailored training programs to ensure that your employees understand their roles and responsibilities in maintaining a safe and healthy work environment, in line with Finnish legislation and acts.
  • Environmental Management Systems: We assist in the development, implementation, and maintenance of comprehensive environmental management systems that align with internationally recognized standards such as ISO 14001 and take into account Finnish environmental laws and regulations.
  • Occupational Health and Safety Management: Our experts help you create and maintain a robust occupational health and safety program that meets the requirements of both national and international regulations, including the Occupational Safety and Health Act (738/2002) and other Finnish acts.
  • Emergency Preparedness and Response: We work with you to develop and implement effective emergency response plans that protect your employees, your business, and the environment in the event of an incident.
  • Legal Registries: We stay updated on rapidly changing environmental and occupational safety legislation, including those at the EU level, and create customized legal databases and registries tailored to your sector’s requirements. This ensures your business remains compliant with relevant laws and regulations.

Partner with DGE Finland for a Sustainable and Safe Future

At DGE Finland, we believe that a proactive approach to environmental health and safety is the key to long-term business success. By partnering with us, you can be confident that you are working with a trusted EHS consulting firm that is dedicated to helping your company achieve sustainable growth while protecting the rights of your employees and the environment.

Anna Tuomisto

Lawyer, Environmental Consultant