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Occupational safety and health panel provides current information

Published 24.6.2020
Updated 9.12.2020

Repeated survey

Occupational safety and health panel provides current information

2020
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Assessment of occupational safety and health activities at the workplace

Occupational safety representatives and occupational safety officers

The management is committed to occupational safety and health
Occ. safety representative
Occupational safety officer
Supervisors play an active role in OSH activities
Occ. safety representative
Occupational safety officer
The personnel actively makes OSH-related observations at our workplace
Occ. safety representative
Occupational safety officer
OSH activities are goal-oriented and consistent
Occ. safety representative
Occupational safety officer
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 officers

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

Multi-organization workplaces

Occupational safety representatives and occupational safety officers

We take care of the induction training of external employees
Occ. safety representative
Occupational safety officer
We receive sufficient induction training when working at our shared workplace
Occ. safety representative
Occupational safety officer
We jointly organize our work so that it runs smoothly
Occ. safety representative
Occupational safety officer
We have a shared safety observation notification system
Occ. safety representative
Occupational safety officer
We have well-functioning communications and interaction practices among various parties
Occ. safety representative
Occupational safety officer
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 cent051015202530354045Occupational safety officerOcc. safety representative

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

262 responses
Remote work and related challengesContinued COVID-19 situationWork-related stress, coping at workOrganizational and staffing changes,changes to work dutiesThe status of occupational safety andhealth at the workplace, littleinterest and investment inoccupational safety and healthFinancial situation, temporarylayoffs, co-operation negotiationsGrowing workloadNumber of mentions051015202530354045505560

Excerpts from the answers:

  • Increased remote work has posed its own challenges. Drawing the line between work and leisure time, coping, recovery, co-operation between teams and supervisors, sense of community, supervisors offering support to their employees and keeping in touch with how they really are doing.
  • The ongoing stress of an extended pandemic.
  • Mental well-being and coping at work are future hot topics.
  • The organization is under a lot of pressure to change. Changes in the operating environment.
  • Downplaying the need for occupational safety and health activities.
  • Uncertainty related to the company’s financial situation and continuity increase stress.
  • Samat työt yritetään tehdä pienemmällä porukalla. Ei ole yhtään löysää,että voisi vaikka kaveria auttaa tarvittaessa.
  • ...

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 officers’ 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 material consists of the survey conducted in November 2019 (with 533 responses) and the survey conducted in October and November 2020 (with 572 responses). The material is updated once a year.

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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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