Risk Assessment Knowledge Relating to Occupational Health and Safety Risks: A Case Study of Five Finnish Companies

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Conducting risk assessment in workplaces has proved to be demanding, even though it is essential in occupational health and safety promotion and accident prevention. To identify knowledge gaps regarding risk assessment in workplaces and related development needs in Finland, five medium- and large-sized Finnish companies were studied using semi-structured safety expert interviews. The interviewees (n = 10) highlighted the need to develop the assessment of the magnitude of the risk, the utilization of the risk assessment and residual risk, and the use of occupational health and safety systems. Further studies are needed to determine how to support risk assessment skills and evaluate the success of risk assessment in workplaces.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Safety Management and Human Performance
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the AHFE 2021 Virtual Conferences on Safety Management and Human Factors, and Human Error, Reliability, Resilience, and Performance, July 25-29, 2021, USA
EditorsPedro M. Arezes, Ronald L. Boring
Place of PublicationCham
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-80288-2
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-80287-5
Publication statusPublished - 4 Jul 2021
Publication typeA4 Article in conference proceedings
EventInternational Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics - Virtual, United States
Duration: 25 Jul 202129 Jul 2021
Conference number: 12

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Networks and Systems
PublisherSpringer Nature
ISSN (Print)2367-3370
ISSN (Electronic)2367-3389


ConferenceInternational Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics
Abbreviated titleAHFE 2021
Country/TerritoryUnited States
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  • Hazard identification
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Risk assessment
  • Risk evaluation
  • Workplace safety

Publication forum classification

  • Publication forum level 1


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