Asbestos can be found still in many buildings
Asbestos was used in Finland from 1930’s to 1980’s until the health issues relating to asbestos were discovered. In 1993 production and import of any materials with asbestos was banned and in 1994 also selling and using asbestos was banned. This means that, if demolished, all the buildings that have been built or renovated before 1994 should be checked if they contain asbestos.
Starting 2016 Finnish legislation relating to asbestos obligates to minimize, prevent and follow up workers’ exposure to asbestos. The employer has primary responsibility for the prevention of exposure, but the developer and planner of the construction project also has to ensure safety in asbestos work. You can read more here.