Finnish Institute of Occupational Health (FIOH) is a multidisciplinary research and specialist organization with around 500 persons. It functions as an independent legal entity of the jurisdiction of Ministry of Social Affairs and Health.

FIOH´s mission, expressed as “Well-being through work”, aims at improving Finnish work life at the level of individual workers, work places, organizations, and the society at large. To fulfil this mission, FIOH carries out applied research and developmental projects and offers market-priced services to private and public organizations as well as training for occupational health and safety specialists, employers and workers. In addition, FIOH offers expert services for the government and disseminates information to general public. In 2017, FIOH had 133 R&D projects with the total budget over 9million euros. FIOH published 216 scientific and 101 popular articles.

FIOH’s current research priorities include societally important focus areas:

  • work ability and work careers
  • digitalization
  • transforming occupational health services
  • small and medium-sized enterprises and growth

FIOH working hour, sleep and ageing research group has been awarded by the Finnish Labour Market Confederations in 2011 on successful research for the extension of work careers in Finland through the development of “ergonomic” shift schedules. The group has active international and company-based co-operation with several municipalities, social and health care organizations, technology producers, companies in transport, retail and expert work sectors. The group has organized annual policy seminars to decision makers and employer and employee organizations based on new research on working hours and well-being. It has also actively joined the discussion and development of the working time legislation.

Our main tasks in CO-ADAPT and how we fit in

Our team is working actively on aging and workability and the development of technology-based applications to support the health of shift workers and employees with irregular working hours. We lead the WP1 CO-ADAPTATION framework for Active Ageing and T6.1 Intervention on Smart Scheduling among ageing workers and contribute to T3.3 Implementation generalizability of the Smart Shift Scheduling Solution.


Here also our logo in two different backgrounds and social media accounts: (in Finnish)