Accidents among working-age people and first aid preparedness at workplaces
Quick referral to occupational health services after an accident supports the return to work. In occupational health, the frequency of accidents is proactively minimized with the workplace survey that also pays attention to first aid preparedness. In the event of an accident, it is important to ensure that the patient is referred to occupational health care after the acute treatment of the accident, in order to assess the ability to work and draw up a return plan to work.
Occupational safety and first aid skills
In addition to preventive musculoskeletal problems, employers are obliged to ensure the acute first aid preparedness of their personnel. The Occupational Safety and Health Act requires that the workplace's first aid preparedness be maintained. This includes not only appropriate supplies, but also persons familiar with first aid. The assessment of workplace hazards forms the basis for the planning of first aid preparedness, which must be included in the occupational safety and health action plan. In the event of an accident, it is important to ensure that the patient is referred to occupational health care after the acute treatment of the accident, in order to assess the ability to work and draw up a return plan to work.
Make sure your staff's first aid skills are up to date
First aid courses equip employees and staff to provide emergency first aid. We organize both general and company-specific first aid courses for our occupational health clients. First aid training can be implemented as contact teaching and fully or partially as an online implementation.
Next online course in English will take place on 5.4.2023
See our open course schedules and training offerings. (Page in Finnish)
Quick referral to occupational health services after an accident supports the return to work
For years, Finnish organizations have systematically worked towards preventing accidents. The statistics of Terveystalo show that accidents as a cause of absences has decreased every year, and in 2022, the absences related to occupational accidents treated at Terveystalo was 9% lower than in 2021.
Returning to work made easier
Quick access to care is important, but quick recovery is just as important. An efficient care pathway allows patients to return to work and their everyday life after an occupational accident or an operation, for example, as soon as possible.
A single day of sick leave costs the employer an estimated €370
Source: Confederation of Finnish Industries, 2022
Work ability today and in the future
We help your organization to develop its work comprehensively and forward-looking in the midst of a changing operating environment and new challenges. As a partner in strategic work ability management, we support your company in managing physical work ability, reducing sick leaves and making work more efficient. We design new ergonomic solutions for our customers, consult on modern space solutions and support work ability management with knowledge. Effective prevention of musculoskeletal disorders reduces sick leaves and increases employees' physical ability to work and function. As hybrid work becomes more common, it is important to ensure that the ergonomics of work are good regardless of the place of work. However, accidents happen every now and then, when Terveystalo's seamless treatment path enables a systematic treatment path so that the return to work takes place smoothly and efficiently.
We prevent sickness absences and extend working lives
We support work ability management through knowledge-based management
We create individual and effective treatment pathways
We consult on modern spatial design and ergonomics solutions
Sickness absences are prevented with occupational physiotherapy
An occupational physiotherapist examines and assesses the employee's physical ability to work and function, ergonomics and workload. They provide advice and guidance in maintaining and promoting musculoskeletal health and in choosing suitable working positions, habits and movements. In cooperation with the workplace, the occupational physiotherapist participates in the development and design of coaching, workspaces and tools that promote well-being.
A direct appointment with a physiotherapist refers to the physiotherapist's first visit, which a client with musculoskeletal symptoms can seek instead of visiting a doctor. You do not need a referral to a physiotherapist's direct appointment.
The aim of direct reception activities is to reduce the number of doctor and medical care visits for clients with musculoskeletal symptoms by referring them as early as possible to the advice and guidance of an additionally trained physiotherapist.
The direct appointment includes 1-2 visits and, if necessary, guidance a visit to the workplace.
Rehabilitative and therapeutic measures of physiotherapy
Physiotherapists help and support the client in the rehabilitation of musculoskeletal symptoms. The goal is often to improve the customer's well-being, functional capacity or mobility. Pain, aches, jomoting, asthenia, tightness or other symptoms can take away unnecessary strength from work and the rest of life and limit what you can do – relieving symptoms, relieving and preventing relapse is possible with the help of a physiotherapist.