Working environment legislation includes rules specifying requirements for the working environment which must be observed by enterprises and on building sites. The objective is to ensure that the working environment is sound within all enterprises and on all building sites.
The working environment legislation comprises the Working Environment Act and a number of executive orders which expand upon and detail the regulations
in the Act.
The regulations in the working environment legislation say something about the objective for working environment efforts, but nothing about the means and methods used to achieve this objective. Therefore, it is the responsibility of enterprises to choose what should be done and implemented in order to remain compliant with the regulations in the working environment legislation.