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Swedish Work Environment Authority

Arbetsmiljöverket, AV

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[Swedish Work Environment Authority flag] image located by Esteban Rivera, 14 August 2018

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"Arbetsmiljöverket, AV (English: Work Environment) is a Swedish administrative authority under the Ministry of Employment (official website:, responsible for issues relating to the working environment and work injury.

It takes its current form in 2001, when the "Arbetsmarknadsstyrelsen, AMS" (English: Occupational Safety and Health) and the "Yrkesinspektionen" (English: Occupational Safety Inspectorate) were merged into one, the "Arbetsmiljöverket, AV" (English: Work

It traces back its origins to the establishment of the "Yrkesinspektionen" (English: Occupational Safety Inspectorate) back in 1890. Also, aside from this, the "Arbetsmarknadsstyrelsen, AMS" (English: Occupational Safety and Health) (1948-2007) and the "Arbetarskyddsstyrelsen, ASS" (English: Occupational Safety and Health) were established as parallel but complimentary.

On January 1, 2008 the "Arbetsmarknadsstyrelsen, AMS" (English: Occupational Safety and Health), "Arbetsmarknadsverkets" (English: Labor Market) and the several existing "länsarbetsnämndernas" (English: County Labor Board) were taken over by the "Arbetsförmedlingen" (English: Employment Service) (official website:".

The flag is the logo over a white horizontal flag, as seen here:

For additional information go to AV (official website):
Esteban Rivera, 14 August 2018