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Media release by Finnish Institute of Occupational Health and Ministry of Social Affairs and Health
FIOH to be in charge of co-ordinating European occupational safety and health network in Finland

Ministry of Social Affairs and Health
Publication date 9.1.2020 10.04 | Published in English on 16.1.2020 at 10.10
Press release

As of 1.1.2020, Finland’s Focal Point co-ordination centre of EU-OSHA, the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work, is to be managed by FIOH (Finnish Institute of Occupational Health). The Ministry of Social Affairs and Health was previously responsible for the centre.

The co-ordination centre supports EU-OSHA’s activities and promotes occupational health, occupational safety and productivity in Europe through, for example, Healthy Work campaigns and various competitions.

The tasks of the co-ordination centre include implementing other EU-OSHA assignments. These tasks involve data collection and the communication of information between Finland and the Agency on the status of occupational safety and health and on good practices.

The Ministry for Social Affairs and Health will continue to handle Finland’s strategic stance on occupational safety- and health-related matters and co-operation in the EU-OSHA’s management board. The management board defines the Agency’s strategy and goals.

For further information, please contact:

Kirsi Ahola, Director, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, tel. 040 561 5692, kirsi.ahola[at]
Liisa Hakala, Director, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health , tel. 029 5163566, liisa.hakala[at]

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