Finnish Institute of Occupational Health (FIOH)
The Finnish Institute of Occupational Health is a specialist in well-being at work, which carries out research, and provides services and training.
The Finnish Institute of Occupational Health (FIOH) is a multidisciplinary research and specialist organization that focuses on well-being at work, research, advisory services and training. They operate under the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health as an independent legal entity, and have around 500 employees.
Their clients include workplaces, decision-makers, individuals, occupational health service units and other parties engaged in ensuring well-being at work. Together with their clients, we develop well-functioning work communities and support workers’ work ability.
Their offices in Helsinki, Kuopio, Oulu, Tampere and Turku enable them to focus on the areas of expertise and needs of workplaces in different regions.
FIOH’s top management is committed to constantly developing their management system in accordance with the SFS ISO EN 9001:2015 standard, which is based on the process approach and the management of quality and risks.
FIOH aims to improve Finnish work life on the level of individual workers, workplaces, organizations, and society at large, through
- applied research and developmental projects,
- market-priced services for private and public organizations,
- training for occupational health and safety specialists, employers and workers,
- specialist advisory services for the government, and
- disseminating information to the general public.
- Effectiveness: the impact of their activities creates improved well-being at workplaces and helps extend working careers
- Reliability: their solutions are based on research evidence and reliable methods that work in practice. They are independent and impartial.
- Partnership: working together with their clients strengthens the implementation of our strategy.
They believe that work can create well-being, and that healthy, safe and meaningful work generates “well-being through work”, which in turn leads to improved productivity and participation in work life.