News from FIOH

  • Health risk factors during moisture damage investigations Every day, a large team of workers such as consulting companies’ experts are involved in assessing the occurrence and extent of moisture damage to buildings in Finland. Very little research data exists on the working conditions of these workers, even though their number has grown ...
  • Vocational rehabilitation shows modest effectiveness according to nationwide Finnish study Since 2004, access to vocational rehabilitation services is a statutory right in Finland.  This includes persons who are assessed to have a threat of disability retirement within the next five years due to an illness or injury. The main services include work try-outs, work counselling, ...
  • FIOH promotes Human Biomonitoring in Europe FIOH is actively contributing to a large EU initiative on human biomonitoring, the HBM4EU. The project aims to promote the use of human biomonitoring (HBM) data in policymaking and risk assessment of chemicals. FIOH coordinates a task related to the inclusion of human biomonitoring data in ...
  • FIOH: On-demand work through digital platforms How workers cope with experiences of unfairness? The global importance of work via digital platforms is increasing. Platform enterprises manage labor by enabling suppliers and buyers of services to meet in a flexible way, creating new economic efficiencies for all – at least in principle. However, ...
  • FIOH: focusing research activities Cardiovascular diseases and work ability In a research project coordinated by the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, prognosis of work ability was examined in several study cohorts. Among the Swedish general population, a quarter of those who had a new CHD (coronary heart disease) or stroke ...
  • FIOH: Nanosolutions – a gateway to improved assessment of risks of engineered nanomaterials? There has been a rapid growth in the use of engineered nanomaterials (ENM) in several industrial processes and consumer products. This has led especially to an increase in the number of workers exposed to these materials in the working environment. Assessment of hazards and risks ...
  • FIOH focuses its research activities The majority of the research activity in the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health (FIOH) has been focused on the following areas holding high societal importance nationally: 1) work ability and working careers, 2) digitalization, 3) SMEs and growth, and 4) transforming occupational health services. In ...
  • FIOH: EVIDENCE FOR CARDIOVASCULAR PREVENTION IN EUROPE The 2016 European Guidelines for cardiovascular disease prevention have been published. These evidence-based guidelines also focus on work-related stress. Avoiding excessive stress is important for people who have cardiovascular diseases or several disease risk factors. The Guidelines are based on the research of the IPD-Work ...

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