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A model for managing OHS in Finnish vocational training and education provider organisations

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPrevention of Accidents at Work
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 9th International Conference on the Prevention of Accidents at Work (WOS 2017), October 3-6, 2017, Prague, Czech Republic
EditorsAles Bernatik, Lucie Kocurkova, Kirsten Jørgensen
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherTaylor & Francis, CRC Press
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-351-71080-0
ISBN (Print)978-1-138-03796-0
Publication statusPublished - 18 Sep 2017
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational conference on the prevention of accidents at work -
Duration: 13 Oct 2017 → …


ConferenceInternational conference on the prevention of accidents at work
Period13/10/17 → …


Finnish vocational education and training (VET) providers face major challenges due to educational reform, economic pressures and a decrease in student numbers. This places an occupational burden on employees that may harm their health. Current school safety models cover occupational health and safety (OHS) issues inade-quately. However, VET providers have a variety of procedures to manage OHS. Hence, a management model is needed that highlights the organisational measures targeting OHS improvements. The aim of this study is to construct a conceptual model for managing the OHS of VET providers. Six large VET providers participated in the study. The model was constructed based on the OHS requirements and VET providers’ needs, and it can be utilised in the educational sector to improve OHS management and related awareness. The model can be integrated into VET providers’ existing OHS practices and management systems.


  • safety management, Occupational safety

Publication forum classification

Field of science, Statistics Finland