All services from one counter
In its report, Jukka Ahtela’s work group agreed on the following corrective measures for Finnish work life. Their goal is to lengthen the work careers of Finns and to increase the average retirement age. The Centre for Occupational Safety will carry out several of the measures proposed in the report, such as broadening existing services on well-being at work and increasing resources.
The services will be very practical and concrete, and they will be targeted especially at small and medium-sized enterprises. The possibility of getting several services from one counter is a central goal. The contents of the service counter will be designed from the needs of the client. When we plan the contents, especially the wishes of employees and occupational committees will be considered.
We will plan and implement a well-being at work ‘card’ (permit). The contents of the card will be decided by a work group nominated by the executive board of the Centre for Occupational Safety. The demand for the new card must be real at workplaces in order for it to be useful. The experiences obtained with the Occupational Safety Card will be utilized in preparing the new card.
If services related to well-being at work are to be offered successfully from one counter, more efficient and far-reaching cooperation is necessary among the various service providers. The Centre for Occupational Safety and the Finnish Work Environment Fund are central partners in carrying out and sponsoring the new activity.
In Finland, there are numerous providers of services promoting well-being at work. Our aim is to gather existing information and to offer it to all those who need it. We strive to increase partnership among the various service providers, and we offer a collaboration forum where such services can be developed for the benefit of all employees.
Managing Director of the Centre for Occupational Safety