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§ 49 Occupational health service

The employer shall ensure the enterprise has or is affiliated with an approved occupational health service with competence adapted to the company's risk factors, cf. provisions on occupational health service in Regulations of 6 December 2011 relating to administrative arrangements in the area of the Norwegian Labour Inspection Authority (in Norwegian only) and Regulations of 6 December 2011 relating to organisation, management and participation (in Norwegian only).
The operator or the party responsible for operating an onshore facility, shall ensure cooperation between its occupational health service and such personnel affiliated with the other employers.
Section last changed: 01 January 2013

Reference is made to Section 3-3 of the Working Environment Act as regards occupational health service. The occupational health service shall be approved by the Norwegian Labour Inspection Authority and shall have a free and independent position in working environment matters, cf. Section 3-3, first and third subsections of the Working Environment Act.
In addition, the employer's use of the occupational health service is regulated by relevant provisions in regulations pursuant to the Working Environment Act, laid down 6 December 2011. In addition, reference is made to the lawmirror (in Norwegian only) of the Norwegian Labour Inspection Authority, in which the requirement of the regulations that are being repealed upon entering into force of the new regulations in pursuance of the Working Environment Act, are included.
In order to fulfil the requirement for cooperation as mentioned in the second subsection, the operator or the party responsible for the operation of a facility, shall enter into agreements with the principal undertaking and the employers of the contractor employees regarding distribution of the working environment tasks carried out by the occupational health service at the onshore facility.