Well-being, Safety and Well-being at Work

Jouko Heikkilä, Teemu Reiman, Timo Leskinen, Pirkko-Liisa Rasa, Sari Tappura

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    Well-being and safety are concepts which as close to each other have so far been studied separately. Well-being at work focuses on well-being of members of an organisation. A need has been perceived to define safety in a positive and proactive way in order to promote more comprehensive safety management. Approach to well-being is positive unlike to safety, which has traditionally been connected to accidents. We propose to define safety as a positive property of an organization: the capability to continuously produce economic, human and environmental well-being. This definition connects well-being, safety, and well-being at work
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 45th Annual International Conference of the Nordic Ergonomics & Human Factors Society NES 2013
    Subtitle of host publicationErgonomics for Equality
    PublisherNordic Ergonomics Society
    ISBN (Print)978-9979-72-397-4
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event45th Annual Nordic Ergonomics Society Conference, NES 2013 - Reykjavik, Iceland
    Duration: 11 Aug 201314 Aug 2013
    Conference number: 45


    Conference45th Annual Nordic Ergonomics Society Conference, NES 2013
    Abbreviated titleNES 2013


    • Well-being
    • safety
    • well-being at work
    • definition
    • industry


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