Data

Occupational safety and health panel provides current information

Published 24.6.2020
Updated 24.3.2022

Repeated survey

Occupational safety and health panel provides current information

2021
Select comparison​

Assessment of occupational safety and health activities at the workplace

Occupational safety representatives and occupational safety managers

The management is committed to occupational safety and health
Occ. safety representative
Occupational safety manager
Supervisors play an active role in OSH activities
Occ. safety representative
Occupational safety manager
The personnel actively makes OSH-related observations at our workplace
Occ. safety representative
Occupational safety manager
OSH activities are goal-oriented and consistent
Occ. safety representative
Occupational safety manager
0102030405060708090100Percentage of respondents, %​​
Completely agree
Somewhat agree
Somewhat disagree
Completely disagree
Cannot say

Acting in an occupational safety and health role

Occupational safety representatives and occupational safety managers

My job description and role in occupational safety and health are clear and well-defined
Occ. safety representative
Occupational safety manager
I have enough time for OSH duties
Occ. safety representative
Occupational safety manager
I have adequate OSH competence
Occ. safety representative
Occupational safety manager
The distribution of OSH information and skills throughout the organization goes well
Occ. safety representative
Occupational safety manager
0102030405060708090100Percentage of respondents, %​​
Completely agree
Somewhat agree
Somewhat disagree
Completely disagree
Cannot say

Multi-organization workplaces

Occupational safety representatives and occupational safety managers

We take care of the induction training of external employees
Occ. safety representative
Occupational safety manager
We receive sufficient induction training when working at our shared workplace
Occ. safety representative
Occupational safety manager
We jointly organize our work so that it runs smoothly
Occ. safety representative
Occupational safety manager
We have a shared safety observation notification system
Occ. safety representative
Occupational safety manager
We have well-functioning communications and interaction practices among various parties
Occ. safety representative
Occupational safety manager
0102030405060708090100Percentage of respondents, %​​
Usually
Occasionally / now and then
Only in special cases
Almost never
Not applicable to our workplace
Cannot say

Is occupational safety and health work effective?​

Assessment of the effectiveness of occupational safety and health work on a scale from 4 to 10 (%)
45678910per cent-50510152025303540455055Occ. safety representativeOccupational safety manager

What new issues or phenomena/challenges that effect the occupational safety and health activities of your workplace do you see ahead?

194 responses
Work-related psychosocial stress,mental healthRemote work, hybrid work Status, organization andfunctionality of occupational safetyand healthIncreasing workload, hurryEmployee shortage, personnelcompetence, induction trainingGrowth or slowing down of businessNumber of mentions0510152025303540

Excerpts from the answers:

  • The coping and especially recovery of employees poses a challenge..
  • Change in ways of working. How will the hybrid work model be introduced?
  • Lack of interest in occupational safety and health: it is difficult to find people willing to participate in related activities.
  • Excessive workload. No opportunity to develop activities due to lack of time.
  • Lack of workforce and skills, as well as colleagues’ constant absences
  • The company is growing strongly and management is moving further away from employees and the work.

The occupational safety and health panel is a survey that is targeted at the occupational safety and health personnel and focuses on current topics related to work life. It provides information about the phenomena, demands and trends visible at workplaces to support everyday work.

Description

The purpose of the survey is to support the occupational safety and health personnel’s work: the results give tips on the matters on which attention should be paid at workplaces. The survey also provides information about the status of current topics related to work life at Finnish workplaces.

A short electronic survey is sent once a year to a sample extracted from the occupational safety and health personnel register. The survey focuses on occupational safety and health activities and topical matters related to workplace activities and well-being at work at each particular moment.

The occupational safety and health panel has been conducted since 2012. The panel is carried out in co-operation by the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health and the Centre for Occupational Safety.

What the indicators describe

The indicators describe occupational safety managers’ or occupational safety representatives’ own assessment of the development of occupational safety and health activities in different areas. The results of the occupational safety and health panel can also be compared between employees in the public and private sectors.

The survey data consists of the surveys conducted in November 2019 (533 responses), October–November 2020 (572 responses) and October–November 2021 (521 responses). In 2019, 41% of the respondents were occupational safety managers and 57% occupational safety representatives, with 314 in the private sector and 219 in the public sector. In 2020, 35% of the respondents were occupational safety managers and 64% occupational safety representatives, with 191 in the private sector and 377 in the public sector. In 2021, 29% of the respondents were occupational safety managers and 71% occupational safety representatives, with 341 in the private sector and 178 in the public sector. The data is updated annually.

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Contact information

Minna Toivanen

+358 30 474 2665

Hanna Uusitalo

+358 30 474 8666

Jarna Savolainen

+358 40 561 2022

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