We prevent work-related injuries and sick-leave

AFA Insurance is owned by representatives of the labour market: The Confederation of Swedish Enterprise (Svenskt Näringsliv), The Swedish Trade Union Confederation (LO) and The Swedish Council for Negotiation and Cooperation (PTK). Municipal and regional governments are our biggest clients. We insure employees in the private sector and in municipal and regional government by means of collective agreements. We prevent work injuries and absence due to illness by supporting research and development in the fields of work environment and health. The results of this research must be translated into practical benefit and converted into measures that improve work environments and promote good health.

Work environment

Within work environment we finance RnD-projects that are expected to better the working environment and reduce the number of work-related injuries amongst our insureds.

For example, it could be:

Psychological, physical, chemical and biological factors in the work environment

The relationship between the physical and psychosocial work environments

How the work environment can best be designed with consideration to individuals’ health, safety and development

The significance of work organisations and management to the promotion of health and a good work environment

Health

With regard to health, we fund RnD projects that are expected to quickly prevent, shorten and minimise absence due to illness and that promote good health.

For example, it could be:

Measures for prevention and treatment

Factors for good health

The development and evaluation of methods of treatment

The exploitation of work capacity

Risk factors for sick leave

Rehabilitation for the return to work

Factors that affect the return to work

Usefulness

The results of this research must be translated into practical benefit and converted into measures that improve work environments and promote good health.

- The projects must include a plan for the exploitation and implementation of the benefits

- There should be an internal organisation that supports and conducts activities to ensure the dissemination of the results

- We have an organisation that supports and conducts activities for the communication and dissemination of the research results

- We work in close collaboration with our partners Prevent and Suntarbetsliv, who work to move the results of the research forwards

Partners

Our partners Prevent and Suntarbetsliv have been commissioned to disseminate and exploit the benefits of the research that is funded by AFA Insurance. Prevent works with the private sector, whilst Suntarbetsliv works with local government at a municipal and regional level.

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Contact us

If you have any questions or would like to get in touch with us, please email us at fou@afaforsakring.se.

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