Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, also known as FIOH, is a research and specialist organization in the field of occupational health and safety.
Finnish Institute of Occupational Health is a cross scientific research institute, that promotes work safety, occupational health and well-being at work. The institute functions at the administrative sector of The Ministry of Social Affairs and Health. There are regional offices in six different towns around the country; Helsinki, Kuopio, Lappeenranta, Oulu, Tampere and Turku. The main office and the administration is also in Helsinki. There are approximately 600 permanent employees and approximately 200 project workers employed by the institute. The institute was established in 1945.
FIOH carries out research, disseminates information, provides expert services, and trains occupational health and safety specialists. The goal of the Institute's activities is healthy workers, a sound work community, and a safe and productive work environment.
Well-being through work – vision 2015
Good workplaces and employee enthusiasm help to extend careers
- To promote occupational health and safety as part of good living
Our strategic goals are
- Safe and meaningful work
- Supportive organizations
- Effective occupational health services
- Flourishing worker
Bases of our operations
- Research-based knowledge
- Co-operative development
- Proven effectiveness
- Comprehensive, creative solutions
- Active impact
- Swift reaction
- Future orientation
The Institute's goal is to promote the work ability, functional capacity and overall health of the working population in Finland, and to enhance their quality of life.