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Rantala, M., Lindholm, M., Tappura, S., Nenonen, N. (2021). Risk Assessment Knowledge Relating to Occupational Health and Safety Risks: A Case Study of Five Finnish Companies. In: Arezes, P.M., Boring, R.L. (eds) Advances in Safety Management and Human Performance. AHFE 2021. Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems, vol 262. Springer, Cham.

Risk assessment knowledge relating to occupational health and safety risks : a case study of five Finnish companies

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Author: Rantala, Minna1; Lindholm, Maria1,2; Tappura, Sari1;
Organizations: 1Tampere University, 33014 Tampere, Finland
2University of Oulu, 90014 Oulu, Finland
Format: article
Version: accepted version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: Springer Nature, 2021
Publish Date: 2023-02-02


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.

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Series: Lecture notes in networks and systems
ISSN: 2367-3370
ISSN-E: 2367-3389
ISSN-L: 2367-3370
ISBN: 978-3-030-80288-2
ISBN Print: 978-3-030-80287-5
Issue: 262
Pages: 163 - 168
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-80288-2_19
Host publication: Advances in safety management and human performance : proceedings of the AHFE 2021 Virtual Conferences on Safety Management and Human Factors, and Human Error, Reliability, Resilience, and Performance, July 25-29, 2021, USA
Host publication editor: Arezes, Pedro M.
Boring, Ronald L.
Conference: AHFE Virtual Conferences on Safety Management and Human Factors, and Human Error, Reliability, Resilience, and Performance
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 222 Other engineering and technologies
Funding: The authors would like to acknowledge the Finnish Work Environment Fund for funding this research.
Copyright information: © 2021 The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG.