“The workshop is important because it presents how work well-being can be approached from an economic point of view”
21st of June 2018
Course leader presentation: Guy Ahonen
The Economics of Occupational Safety and Health, 6th – 8th of November 2018, Park Inn by Radisson Uppsala, Sweden
Guy Ahonen is previous professor of Knowledge Management, especially Human Resource Accounting, at Hanken School of Economics (Hanken), and Research Professor at the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health (FIOH) in Finland. He has been Director of the Research institute at Hanken and Director of NIVA. He is best known for his research on human research reporting and calculation of the financial effects of promotion of work well-being. In 2005 he was awarded the national Work Environment Award in Finland. In 2016 he co-published the Management of Strategic Well-being (in Finnish), which summarizes the findings of annual surveys among Finnish enterprises since 2009.
Why is The Economics of Occupational Safety and Health an important and current issue to discuss in 2018? What is new in the field?
The workshop is important because it presents how work well-being can be approached from an economic point of view. In addition to established approaches, like the cost-of-illness and the cost-effectiveness approach, new approaches like the personnel productivity and strategic well-being approaches are presented and elaborated. The workshop provides hands-on exercises on how to make economic feasibility calculations on real participant cases. During the workshop principal discussions on the benefits and limitations of financial approaches are also discussed.
What do you want to say to the participants of the course?
If you have ever wanted to suggest a new personnel health promotion project or intervention to your management, but have not found the right economic arguments, now is your chance to get the basic and necessary skills to do it. Join the workshop, discuss your own work health cases and extend your economic knowledge of occupational health and safety!