Occupational Accidents of Finnish-and Swedish-Speaking Workers in Finland: A Mental Model View

Simo Salminen, Antero Johansson
2000 International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics  
This article is based on 2 studies. The aim of the first study was to examine the differences in occupational accident frequency between the 2 main language groups in Finland. Based on 3 independent statistical data sets, it was shown that Swedish-speaking workers had about 40% fewer occupa tional accidents than Finnish-speaking workers. The aim of the second study was to confirm the difference at company level. A field study in the province of Vaasa with 14 small and medium-sized manufacturing
more » ... sized manufacturing companies revealed that the accident frequency of Swedish-speaking workers was 21% lower than that of Finnish-speaking workers. language minority injuries industries small and medium-sized companies
doi:10.1080/10803548.2000.11076456 pmid:10927671 fatcat:3mn2jzo3ezgf3bveotkya2mw7i