Working time

Working time in the social welfare and health care sector

Monitoring the stressfulness of working time is the basis for further development of working time.

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.

Shift intervals that are too short for recovery must be reduced

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