University of Oulu

Reiman, Arto; Räsänen, Tuula; Møller Pedersen, Louise; Väyrynen, Seppo (2020) Safety training park in Northern Finland : a multistakeholder approach to improve occupational safety and health. In: Andrew Thatcher, Klaus J. Zink, Klaus Fischer (eds.) Human Factors for Sustainability. Boca Raton: CRC Press,

Safety training park in Northern Finland : a multistakeholder approach to improve occupational safety and health

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Author: Reiman, Arto1; Räsänen, Tuula2; Møller Pedersen, Louise;
Organizations: 1University of Oulu, FInalnd
2Finnish Institute of Occupational Health; Finland
Format: article
Version: accepted version
Access: open
Online Access: PDF Full Text (PDF, 0.5 MB)
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Language: English
Published: Informa, 2020
Publish Date: 2020-12-14


Accident and injury rates are high in the construction industry, and there are no significant signs of occupational safety and health (OSH) development. The OSH interests, skills, and knowledge of both employees and managers should be improved to gain long-lasting improvements. The Finnish construction industry has introduced a new safety training concept called Safety Training Park (STP) to meet these challenges. STPs consist of real-world training points and use new and innovative safety training methods aimed at stimulating both individual behavior change and quality change in overall conditions that ultimately aim to lead to improved safety performance at both the construction site and organizational levels. The trainings are based on multimodal information sharing and participation with the ultimate aim of provoking discussion on experiences and beliefs among the members of the trainee group. This study focuses on the Safety Training Park in northern Finland (STPNF). STPNF has been designed, constructed, and financed during a collaboration process that includes more than 80 organizations. In order to contribute to the discussion regarding sustainable work reaching from the employee level to the organizational level and beyond, STPNF is discussed both from microergonomic and macroergonomic perspectives.

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ISBN: 978-1-351-26968-1
Pages: 389 - 404
DOI: 10.1201/b22516-17
Host publication: Human factors for sustainability : theoretical perspectives and global applications
Host publication editor: Thatcher, Andrew
Zink, Klaus J.
Fischer, Klaus
Type of Publication: A3 Book chapter
Field of Science: 222 Other engineering and technologies
Funding: This study was funded by the Finnish Work Environment Fund (project grant number 114368).
Copyright information: © 2020 by Taylor & Francis Group. This is an Accepted Manuscript of a book chapter published by Routledge/CRC Press in Human Factors for Sustainability on 14 June 2019, available online: