Health and safety in Sweden covers both physical and psychological health. The Work Environment Act 1977 states that workplace conditions must be adapted to people’s differing physical and mental attitudes.

The Act of 1977 is a framework law that provides direction in general terms and sets the goals for achieving a good work environment.

Health and safety legislation in Sweden emphasises the employer’s duty to provide a safe and healthy working environment.

Co-operation between employers and employees is regarded as essential in creating a safe workplace. The legislation states that the employer and the employee should co-operate to establish a good working environment.

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