The Baltic Sea Network on Occupational Health and Safety (BSN) is a regional network of ten countries around the Baltic Sea. The participants are the occupational health and safety institutions in Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Northwest Russia, Norway, Poland, and Sweden. The Network facilitates the exchange of information among the participating countries and offers easy and immediate access to country information in the Baltic Sea region also for users in other countries.
At the beginning of 2006, closer collaboration with the Northern Dimension Partnership in Public Health and Social Well-being/SIHLWA Occupational Safety and Health sub-group was started. www.ndphs.org
The regional main homepage of the Network is maintained by the FIOH. As a technical focal point, the FIOH gives secretarial support e.g. in organizing meetings, and technical support especially for the Baltic countries, Poland and Russia.
The Network is an independent arrangement without any official connections to any organizations and it complements other existing networks in the field of OH&S. Regular meetings for Network country coordinators are organized once or twice a year. These meetings discuss and agree on guidelines and directives for improving the structure and contents of regional and national information, also from the technical point of view.
In the middle of the picture: Maria Rautio (Finland), and Liisa Pert (Estonia) on the right. Picture has been taken in BSN Annual Meeting, November 2012, St. Petersburg, during group discussion.
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BSN Annual meeting 2013 discussed Sickness absenteeism
The 19th Annual Meeting was held in Espoo, Finland 19–20 November 2013 with altogether 31 participants from eight member countries.
The meeting report coming soon.
Updated December 2013
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