Occupational safety is a way of influencing the physical, mental and social work environment at workplaces. Safety management is the goal-oriented and systematic realisation of occupational safety under the principle of continuous development. Occupational safety is based on risk assessment, accident prevention, a proactive approach, learning and co-operation. The goal is a safe, healthy and productive workplace and employees’ well-being at work.
The survey provides information about the phenomena, demands and trends of workplaces related to occupational safety and health.
Psychosocial stress factors are identified, but their management is perceived as challenging.
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.
Which different factors contribute to the frequency of different occupational diseases? How are these diseases spread geographically? FIOH's statistics provide interesting insight into the matter.
The matrix includes occupation-specific estimates about the number of exposed persons and their exposure levels. Estimates spanning various periods are presented for work-related chemical and physical exposure agents in the matrix
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.
The material compiled from the occupational safety and health authority's enforcement data system Vera contains information about the occupational safety and health inspections carried out in Finland in 2017-2022 and matters inspected during them.
In work outside the workplace, regular communications is a key means of supporting the staff's safety and well-being at work
More than half of the workplaces have agreed on basic rules regarding work outside the workplace
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
According to the 2021 Occupational Safety and Health Panel, 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
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.
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.
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.
The occupational safety and health panel provides information about how the coronavirus pandemic has affected the workplace and how successfully the situation has been managed.
Customer violence burdens the young in particular in the municipal sector
Occupational accidents - the vision of zero accidents