In the year under review, our wellbeing at work efforts focused on practical safety management, workload management and work ability management.
Occupational safety and health and safety management
Through a variety of campaigns and a proactive OSH approach, we reduced the number of commuting accidents, but on the other hand the number of accidents at work increased slightly. The level of accidents we attained was excellent in the national context. The incidences of accidents at HUS decreased and were at a good level.
Safety behavior in these extraordinary circumstances has been good, as witness the number of coronavirus exposure cases and resulting suspected cases of occupational illness at work. Our employees continued to have a high level of confidence that their health and safety were being looked after.
|Occupational diseases and accidents 2016 – 2020|
|Suspected occupational disease||7||6||6||24||110|
The increase in remote work due to the coronavirus pandemic and the weather conditions in 2020 were probably contributing factors in the decrease in commuting accidents. The increase in occupational accidents was contributed to by accidents caused by the coronavirus. The number of reports of occupational illness was considerably higher in the year of the coronavirus than in earlier years; 81 of the suspected cases of occupational illness were Covid-19 cases. Of the occupational illnesses for which reimbursement was paid, 25 were linked to Covid-19.