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. At the workplace, occupational safety and health experts support line management in realising occupational safety. The goal is a safe, healthy and productive workplace and employees’ well-being at work.
Occupational safety is based on risk assessment, accident prevention, a proactive approach, learning and co-operation. The target is zero accidents. In accident prevention, hazardous situations and accident investigations are used as sources of learning. The promotion of occupational safety stems from good planning, in which people’s actions in relation to the work environment are taken into account in a flexible manner. The understanding of human factors and the utilisation of information in the development of occupational safety are steps towards comprehensive occupational safety work. Occupational safety is realised through co-operation.
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.
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.
The survey provides information about the phenomena, demands and trends of workplaces related to occupational safety and health.
Customer violence burdens the young in particular in the municipal sector
Occupational accidents - the vision of zero accidents
The number of confirmed cases of occupational disease decreased by approximately one-fourth in 2011–2015.