The analysis pages provide perspectives written by experts on different topics regarding work life

Often they are related to a data page, in which case the analysis provides the user with an expert-interpreted perspective on the observations made from the data. Such data and analysis pages are linked to each other in the service. The analysis can also appear independently in the service. 


A list of platform companies that mediate work is now available for viewing and complementing for everyone

A list and classification of platform companies that mediate work available in Finland

The number of occupational disease cases started to rise in 2020

The number of recognized occupational disease cases in the working-age population started to increase with COVID-19 infections. Noise-induced hearing loss remains the most commonly recognized occupational disease in the working-age population. Occupational diseases are recognized especially in manufacturing, construction and agriculture, forestry and fishing.


Impact of the reformed Working Hours Act and the COVID-19 pandemic on working time in the social welfare and health care sector

The Working Hours Act was reformed in early 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic and the related exceptional conditions had an immense impact on work in the social welfare and health care sector. How did working time in the social welfare and health care sector change in 2019–2021?


Mental health is a multidimensional issue of work life

Mental well-being is one of the cornerstones of work ability, but mental health disorders remain a significant challenge for work life. In the Work-Life Knowledge service, you can find diverse information on the prevalence of mental health disorders, risk factors and resource factors.


The task of occupational safety and health enforcement is to ensure that working in Finland is healthy, safe and fair

Occupational safety and health measures are carried out by the Occupational Safety and Health Divisions of Regional State Administrative Agencies and the work is coordinated by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health.


Municipal sector employee commuting during the COVID-19 pandemic and the environmental load caused by commuting

The COVID-19 pandemic significantly increased remote work in municipal sector professions, affecting commuting methods and the environmental load caused by commuting.

Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on municipal sector work

The COVID-19 pandemic increased stress or strain in several professions in the municipal sector.

The Working Life Barometer measures occupational burnout experienced by employees

The Working Life Barometer by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment has studied experiences of occupational burnout since 2019.


Employees' experiences on the development of sustainability competence at workplaces

Green transition and climate change bring about new skill requirements in work life

Private service sector work undergoing change

Securing workforce in the private service sector requires ensuring the well-being and competence of existing employees as well as the recruitment and induction of new employees.

Social character forms of mental health

The What if the well-being of the mind was to be rebuilt? interview survey developed a new approach to understanding the mental health of employed young adults as part of work life and changing operating culture.


Differences and similarities in occupational safety management between digital and non-digital work outside the workplace

In work outside the workplace, regular communications is a key means of supporting the staff's safety and well-being at work


Funding and costs of occupational health care

Employers and employees pay 99.4% of the costs of occupational health care

The well-being at work experiences of the respondents to the “How are you feeling” test vary by industrial sector

Well-being at work experiences, such as work engagement, job burnout symptoms, job boredom and work addiction vary somewhat between industrial sectors.

Mental health diagnosis prediction chart – background and interpretation

The most important factors that predict a mental health diagnosis given by occupational health care are age, gender, melancholy thoughts, intense feelings of stress and recurring feelings of daytime tiredness.


Good opportunities to influence working time support the well-being at work of ageing shift workers in the social welfare and health care

Ageing in shift work is particularly detrimental to the quality of sleep, and various illnesses among older employees are becoming more common. The Finnish Institute of Occupational Health recommends providing older employees with better opportunities to reduce the number of night shifts and long working times.

Impact of climate change on occupational safety has not yet been widely identified

Approximately every second workplace has recognized the effects of climate change at the workplace, but they have not been dealt with from the point of view of occupational safety

Exposure to high concentrations of dust and heavy metals and other chemical factors in many industrial and productional workplaces 2016-2019

The air quality sampling and biomonitoring performed by the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health in 2016-2019 revealed high concentrations of dust and certain heavy metals in large and medium-sized industrial and productional workplaces.

Sector-specific differences and similarities when studying short sickness absences

Long sickness absences have been studied widely, but there is little research data available on short sickness absences even though the impacts of short sickness absences on daily life, coping at work and expenses are significant.


The number of workers exposed to carcinogens has increased during years 2010–2019

The increase is mainly due to the increased numbers of employees in the mining industry in Northern Finland. The number of people exposed to asbestos almost tripled during the review period.

Substitutes in the health and social services sector provide a stable labour reserve in exceptional circumstances

In 2017–2019, the short sickness absences of substitutes in the health and social services sector settled at the level of 3–5%. The year 2020 was exceptional as the number of short sickness absences of substitutes exceeded that of permanent employees.

Brainwork stresses and inspires in every industry

Today’s work is, above all, cognitive work i.e. brainwork. Even many traditionally physical work tasks become more cognitively-oriented under the conditions of the digital era.

Perceived stress during the COVID-19 epidemic varied by occupation among municipal employees – remote work was linked to higher satisfaction

The Kunta10 survey reveals that municipal employees were, for the most part, fairly satisfied with their work life in the past year, despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Although the year was difficult, positive trends were seen in several areas of work life.


Monimuotoisuutta ja yhdenvertaisuutta tulee edistää organisaation kaikilla tasoilla

Monimuotoisuuden ja yhdenvertaisuuden arvostaminen on nostettu laajasti esille organisaatioiden strategioihin ja suunnitelmiin. Tämä ilmenee henkilöstöalan ammattilaisille suunnatun Monimuotoisuusbarometrin tuloksista.


Great differences in the involvement of occupational safety and health in managing the COVID-19 situation

Key factors for managing the situation include communication, remaining vigilant and caring. These are some of the findings included in the open-ended answers of the Occupational safety and health panel targeted to occupational safety officers and representatives.

Coaching leadership praised in social welfare and health care

Supervisors in social welfare and health care receive positive feedback regarding their leadership. The majority of employees consider the nature of their leadership to be fair and coaching.


Assessment ensures more efficient implementation

Development of the implementation of multidisciplinary work ability and employment support services for people of working age requires extensive impact and effectiveness assessment


Disability pension and work’s loading factors

Compare disability pension caused by knee and hip arthrosis by occupation

Shift intervals that are too short for recovery must be reduced

The City of Helsinki as an example of shift planning that promotes recovery

Customer violence burdens the young in particular in the municipal sector

Customer violence burdens the young in particular in the municipal sector

Abilitator indicates the functional capacity of those in a difficult labour market position

The Abilitator is a self-assessment method of work ability and functional capacity based on the respondent’s own assessment of their situation.

Occupational accidents - the vision of zero accidents

Occupational accidents - the vision of zero accidents