Director general Antti Koivula’s review of 2015

The Finnish Institute of Occupational Health (FIOH) celebrated its 70th anniversary in the spring, and to commemorate, published a book on its history: ‘Lighthouse and Navigator: Finnish Institute of Occupational Health 1945-2015’. The book release took place in the Socis Bar of the Seurahuone hotel, where FIOH’s founding meeting was held 70 years ago.

FIOH’s Director General changed: Harri Vainio retired and Antti Koivula stepped into his role in August. Koivula’s work began with co-determination negotiation, as the government cuts made a dent of five million euros in FIOH’s budget.

At the same time, FIOH renewed its organizational structure and strategy. In the future, FIOH will focus on renewing occupational health services and supporting Finnish work ability and SMEs. It will take advantage of the opportunities presented by digitalization to develop its new services.

We will focus on areas in which we can best support Finland’s changing work life and competitiveness, and in which we have strong know-how,” says Director General, Antti Koivula.

”We also aim to be a pioneer in making the most of digitalization. We want to offer our clients and other interest groups well-functioning, competitive electronic services in areas in which they can benefit from them. Our clients are involved in our developments processes. We have already begun to create these electronic services with the quality portal for occupational health services and the Zero Accident forum member services.”