Finances and funding

The Finnish Institute of Occupational Health is an independent, public-law institution and about half of its activities are funded with the state’s budget funding. In 2020, approximately a third of the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health’s funding was received from business activities and their clients and a sixth from financiers of research activities.

Societal influence

The Finnish Institute of Occupational Health has a societal influence and aims at developing good work life. The Institute provides research-based information to support decision-making processes and promotes good practices based on this that support health and safety. The Finnish Institute of Occupational Health also promotes good work life by carrying out the tasks assigned by ministries, maintaining statutory registers and preparing requested statements. This work is funded with the funding provided by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health (state transfer).

Business activities

The Finnish Institute of Occupational Health helps its clients to develop the health and work ability of their employees and safe work environments and communities that support well-being at work. 

The Finnish Institute of Occupational Health provides 

  • laboratory services 
  • occupational hygiene services
  • development and consultation services
  • training and online coaching services and
  • patient services related to occupational medicine.

The Finnish Institute of Occupational Health’s business activities are based on long-term multidisciplinary research and development work. The Institute also has decades of experience in continuous interaction with workplaces. The activities are independent and impartial.

Co-financed research and development activities

The Finnish Institute of Occupational Health performs impactful, applied research and development work that serves work life. The aim of the Institute’s research and development activities is to create solutions to socially relevant and topical questions concerning occupational health, occupational safety and well-being at work. The Finnish Institute of Occupational Health receives part of the financing for co-financed research and development projects from the research financiers. 

Development of costs, profits and state transfers 2017–2021

Government transfer, own income and expenses 2017-2021

Development of external research financing 2017–2021

Research financiers 2017-2021