International Collaboration

WHO Collaborating Centre

STAMI is acknowledged as a WHO Collaborating Centre on Occupational Health. As a collaborating centre, the institute is part of a global network of institutes and organizations specialised in, among other things research on occupational health, and the working environment.

PEROSH

Partnership for European Research in Occupational Safety and Health – PEROSH for short – is a networking organization aiming to coordinate European research programmes STAMIS’s director is a member of the PEROSH steering committee. PEROSH Scientific Steering Committee is established in order do be more operative than the steering group, with participants on s department manager’s level.

NIVA

In Nordic matters, STAMI partakes in promoting research results on a high level. This is done through NIVA: Nordic Institute for Advanced Training in Occupational Health. NIVA develops and arranges courses and seminars, NIVA helps securing the Nordic position within occupational health research, at the same time the organization is increasingly active teaching in the Baltic and in the Northern Russian areas. NIVA is funded by The Nordic Council of Ministers, and are housed by the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health.

Baltic Sea Network on Occupational Health and Safety

Is a network for experts on the working environment and occupational health. Occupational health institutions in 10 countries in close proximity to the Baltic sea participates. BSN works as an expert network, and also has a role a an advisory unit for WHO and Northern Dimension Partnership in Public Health and Social Well-being (NDPHS).

The Nordic Occupational Safety and Health Initiative

Is a cooperation between Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, the National Research Centre for the Working Environment (NRCWE) in Denmark, with focus on increasing the scientific collaboration for the best results for the Nordic working environment and the Nordic working environment model.

Nordic Association of Occupational Health (NOROSH)

The NOROSH-foundation is working to make the discipling of the occupational health field more known, and to enhance the Nordic and the international cooperation. NOROSH publishes the scientific journal Scandiancian Journal of Work, Environment & Health (SJWEH).

NOROSH is jointly administered and financed by the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, the National Research Centre for the Working Environment (NRCWE) in Denmark, Metalund Centre for Medicine and Technology for Working Life and Society in Sweden and STAMI

EU-OSHA og OSH-WIKI

STAMI collaborates with the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) on several levels, specifically on development and building an authoritative encyclopaedia on work, safety and health. The encyclopaedia is a wiki made by EU-OSHA in close cooperation with several European occupational health institutes. STAMI partakes in the Scientific Committee of the OSH-WIKI.

Eurofound

Based in Dublin, Eurofound has as objective to improve living and working conditions in Europe, through research, gathering data and spreading of knowledge. An important information source for Eurofound is the European Working Conditions Surveys which is carried out every 5th year and where Norway also partakes. Eurofound is organized by three observatories, EWCO (European Working Conditions Observatory), EIRO (European Industrial Relation Observatory) and EMCC (European Monitoring Center on Change). These observatories base their work on a network of correspondents from every EU-country, plus Norway. STAMI’s surveillance unit, NOA, is the national correspondent for EWCO.

Others

STAMI is also involved with The Nordic Expert Group for Criteria Documentation of Health Risks from Chemicals (NEG), International Commission of Occupational Health (ICOH), Sheffield Group (A meeting point for the European institutes), European Network Workplace Health Promotion, in addition to having observer status The Scientific Committee on Occupational Exposure Limits (SCOEL).

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