The operating environment of workplaces and customer requirements change and cause a constant need for change. Workplace discussions between the management and the employees are a key issue in shared awareness of change. When developing things, people should not focus only on problems, but also on how to make use of work resources. Resources can be used to reinforce positive experiences about the development of the workplace.
The employer and employees must work in cooperation to maintain and continuously improve occupational safety at the workplace. Continuous improvement of occupational safety means addressing issues proactively, not only after an incident has already occurred. This requires competent and responsible occupational safety management and cooperation on occupational safety and health matters.
Occupational health and safety cooperation is based on legislation
- The Occupational Safety and Health Act (738/2002) requires employers and employees to work together to maintain and improve safety and health in the workplace.
- The Act on Occupational Safety and Health Enforcement and Cooperation on Occupational Safety and Health at Workplaces (44/2006), or the so-called Work Safety Supervision Act, lays down more detailed rules on the organization of occupational health and safety cooperation in the workplace, the tasks of the occupational safety representatives and occupational safety managers, and the matters to be addressed in occupational safety cooperation.