The Centre for Occupational Safety has rewritten its publication which is now also available in English: Management and Monitoring of Work Ability and Early Support.
The purpose of the guide is to help workplaces create and implement an early support model to help maintain employees’ ability to work. The goal is to notice when a person’s ability to work is diminished and implement support measures as early as possible.
In workplaces, work ability management, monitoring and early support mean practices agreed upon in writing between the workplace and its occupational healthcare provider that aim to promote employees’ ability to work and prevent incapacity for work throughout one’s career. Work ability can be supported on several levels. In workplaces, supporting work ability relates to daily management and the planning and preparation of operations based on jointly agreed upon practices.