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Welcome to the Swedish Work Environment Authority

The Swedish Work Environment Authority is the administrative authority for issues relating to the working environment.

Our vision is that everyone can contribute to a positive working environment. To reach our goal, we promote and encourage active participation in every workplace in Sweden.
Our principal aim is to protect the right to a healthy and safe working environment.
We strive to reduce the risks of ill-health and accidents at work and to improve the working environment in a holistic perspective. We act to realize the public policy objective of a good and developmental working environment for all.
For more information about us

We are here to assist you

Some of our products and services have been translated into several languages and the material can be found on this web site.
If you are looking for information regarding temporary work in Sweden, you will find it here

To assist you, we also have a Customer service. We may not be able to answer in your native tongue, but we will do our best to provide the information needed.
Our Customer service (Svarstjänst) can be reached Monday through Friday 08.00 - 16.30 at +46 (0) 10-730 90 00.
You may also use e-mail to contact us: arbetsmiljoverket@av.se

In urgent matters after office hours: +46 8 454 20 12

Our mail and street address is listed on the bottom of the page. You will also find the addresses to each region here


Kontakta oss
Our Customer service can be reached Monday through Friday 08.00 - 16.30 at +46 10 7309000.
You may also use e-mail to contact us: arbetsmiljoverket@av.se

More contact information

Video: Health and Safety and Working Conditions

A still image from the video
The European Commission has launched a new Strategic Framework on Health and Safety at Work (2014-2020), aimed at identifying the best instruments to make workplaces a safer place for all.

Watch the video

Interactive safety training

Interaktiv utbildning - Bygg

We have developed an interactive safety training for those who work in the construction industry regardless of role.

Start the training

Safe at work

Safe at work - byggkampanj på flera språk
Here you can find information about Swedish rules and laws that will protect you as an employee and facts about your employer’s responsibility regarding safety and the working environment.

Go to Safe at work

Posting in other languages

Other Laguages
Information about posting in Sweden from Swedish Work Environment Authority avaliable in other languages.

Click here

Report Work injury

Temasida: Buller
If you are injured at work you should tell your employer immediately. The employer must then notify the social insurance office.

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