Vog réttlætisinsLaw

The law covering conditions, health, hygiene and safety at work  no. 46/1980 applies to all sectors of land-based employment, where one or more individual is employed.
The objective of the law is to:

  • Ensure safe and healthy working environment for all, that correspond to the social and technical development in the society.
  • Ensure the ability within workplaces to handle problems concerning safety and health and to follow through with existing laws and regulations and the instructions and consultation provided by the Administration of Occupational Safety and Health.

The law on health and safety and other Icelandic law can be found on the website of the Icelandic Parliament.


Many regulations have been issued in order to emphasize the different provisions of the law no. 46/1980. Also, many regulations have been issued in accordance with directives of EFTA.