Finnish Institute of Occupational Health (FIOH)

Address /
Contact person

Topeliuksenkatu 41 a A
00250 Helsinki, Finland
Dr. Carita Aschan, carita.aschan(at)


The Finnish Institute of Occupational Health is a multidisciplinary research and specialist organization in the field of occupational health and safety. FIOH is a national governmental institute covering relevant research aspects of work life and conditions of work, including surveillance of working conditions, well-being at work, physical, chemical, biological and physiological exposures, occupational medicine, psychology and stress, epidemiology, safety and organization of work. The main functions of the Institute are research, specialist advisory services, training and communications. Our clients are workplaces, citizens, government officials, occupational health services, and other organizations, which work to improve well-being at work and disseminate related information.


Key Business / Risk Area

Business Areas:




Infrastructure & Construction


Social science & humanities



Industrial Technologies





Risk Areas:

Risk Governance

Industrial Risk

Environmental Risks

Occupational Risks

Financial Risks

Social/Societal Risks

Health Risks

Asset Integrity Risks (RBI etc.)

Life Cycle Analysis

Standards and Regulations



Main Products / Services

The FIOH offers to the clients chargeable specialist advisory services, training, and information packages with which to improve the well-being of personnel at workplaces, increase the long run productivity of operations and fulfill the statutory obligations concerning health and safety. Through the Regional Offices, the services of FIOH are available throughout Finland.
In addition to general solutions, the FIOH offers tools and special solutions for small businesses and sectors of activity in which well-being at work is a challenge. Qualifications and complementary training in OHS is one of the central tasks of the FIOH. The FIOH trains specialists in occupational medicine, occupational health nurses, and other OHS professionals and specialists. The FIOH offers services in the most demanding level of occupational disease diagnostics as well as in work ability and functional capacity assessments.

Key Projects
(running or just finished)

  • SAF€RA - Coordination of European Research on Industrial Safety towards Smart and Sustainable Growth, and 
  • NANOSOLUTIONS - Biological Foundation for the Safety Classification of Engineered Nanomaterials (ENM): Systems Biology Approaches to Understand Interactions of ENM with Living Organisms and the Environment,
  • MineHealth - Sustainability of miners’ well-being, health and work ability in Barents region – a common challenge,
  • NANoREG - A common European approach to the regulatory testing of Manufactured Nanomaterials,
  • SCAFFOLD – Innovative strategies, methods and tools for occupational risks management of MNMs in the construction industry,
  • GUIDEnano -

Why we joined EU-VRi?

To network with other researchers of the field and to join research consortia of European projects those are in the field of our expertise.