In Finland, anyone handling or storing chemicals, from industry to retail, can potentially have obligations under chemical safety legislation. The obligations depend on the amounts and classifications of the used or stored substances. Risk assessment is an important part of these obligations.

The obligations for the chemical user or storer can be defined by determining the range of the chemical usage (based on the amounts and classifications). In cases of minor chemical usage, compliance can be reached by a notification to the local rescue department.

In case of more extensive chemical usage, it becomes subject to authorisation. The authorisation is applied from the Finnish Safety and Chemicals Agency (Tukes). Other obligations for extensive chemical usage include safety reporting and other similar safety documents.

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