This accessibility statement applies to the website Tyosuojelu.fi of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration in Finland, and it has been drawn up on 7 September 2020 and updated on 30 October 2023. The statement is based on the observations of the application provider and the external expert party that implemented the accessibility testing as well as the self-assessment on accessibility by the administrators of the website.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration aims to ensure the accessibility of its digital services in accordance with the Act on the Provision of Digital Services (306/2019). The starting point of its technical implementation and visual design was level AA of the WCAG 2.0 guidelines. An accessibility testing was carried out on the website by an external expert in April 2021.
The website was transferred to a new publishing platform in October 2023. An external expert has not yet evaluated any changes that may have occurred in the website's accessibility. A new accessibility testing will be carried out during the winter 2023–2024. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration will carry out any required accessibility corrections after the testing is completed.
Non-accessible content and correcting it
Tyosuojelu.fi mostly meets the accessibility requirements. Not all parts of the website are accessible, however, and the deficiencies found include:
- Forms and other attachments (pdf, doc etc.) are not completely accessible.
- There are some images on content pages without alternative text descriptions. Some of the diagrams have been implemented as images, and alternative text descriptions have not been provided for all such content.
- There are occasional deficiencies in the use of the text heading levels. Not all headings have been marked as such in the code, and the heading level is skipped in some texts.
- In the menu structure, the menu titles of the lowest level items are not fully descriptive.
- In some of the Swedish and English pages, the text "Opens in New Window" for external links is in Finnish, and the text is missing from some individual links.
The reason for the failure to comply with the requirements is the unreasonable burden caused by the large amount of content. The administrators of Tyosuojelu.fi are constantly working to correct the accessibility deficiencies found in the service. The issues identified in the accessibility assessment are being addressed. The goal is to correct deficiencies by the end of June 2024.
Material produced by other parties
The administrators of the Tyosuojelu.fi website are not responsible for the accessibility of materials produced by third parties. Such content includes, for example, the web forms for the preliminary notifications on asbestos demolitions and construction created by the KEHA Centre and linked to the service as well as the documents produced by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health as a part of the website, such as market surveillance decisions. The service providers are responsible for the accessibility of such content.
Feedback on accessibility
If you have discovered a deficiency in the accessibility of the Tyosuojelu.fi website, you can report it by e-mail at the address [email protected] or with the website’s feedback form. The website administrators will do their best to correct the deficiencies and respond to the feedback of those who gave their contact information as soon as possible, or within two weeks of the contact at the latest.
If you are not satisfied with the response to your feedback, you can file an accessibility complaint with or submit a request for information to the Regional State Administrative Agency for Southern Finland, which monitors accessibility. You can find more detailed information on the following pages: