Directory of the Estonian Occupational Health and Safety Network

  EU PHARE
Estonian-Finnish Twinning Project on Occupational Health

 January 2002



 Contents: 

Preface

The Network Policy Statement

Estonian Occupational Health and Safety Network Internet Homepage

Profiles on agencies, institutions and organizations involved in occupational health and safety

 

Governmental institutions and organizations

 

 

Occupational Health Centre

 

 

Estonian Labour Inspectorate

 

 

Ministry of Social Affairs / Working Environment Bureau

 

 

Tallinn Technical University / Chair of Labour Environment and Safety

 

 

Tartu University / Department of Public Health

 

 

Institute of Agricultural Engineering

 

 

Estonian Clinic of Occupational Diseases

 

Non-governmental institutions and organizations

 

 

Estonian Confederation of Employers

 

 

Estonian Society of Occupational Health Physicians

 

 

Estonian Society of Occupational Health Nurses

 

 

AS Medicover Estonia

 

 

Hansa Medicare

 

 

NPO Health Centre of South-Estonia

A Summary of the Workshop on Developing the Estonian Network on Occupational Health and Safety Information



 Preface

 The Estonian Network on Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) was established in January 2001 by several key governmental and non-governmental agencies with assistance of the EST-FIN Twinning Project. This Directory is an outcome of a joint-effort between member agencies of the Estonian Network.

 OH&S is a topic that is of importance to ministries, employers' and workers' organizations, academic institutions, training institutes, service providers, and many others. Hence, it is an issue that often calls for interagency collaboration. No organization can master everything that is related to OH&S, but, from time to time, has to resort to expertise or services of others.

 The overall goal of the network is to provide a framework that enables more efficient utilization of information and other capacities. Information and various capacities on OH&S often are administratively separated and scattered at different agencies.

 One of the reasons for underutilization of specific expertise and assets that exist in a country may be the lack of appropriate tools that could facilitate collaboration between agencies.

 This Directory was put together to provide an easy access to information about organizations and agencies in Estonia that have responsibilities, capacities, or interests in OH&S.

The directory is also available at: http://www.sm.ee/Telematic/network-directory.doc.

  

Jorma Rantanen
Director General  Finnish Institute of Occupational Health / Project Leader of the Twinning project                               

Tiit Kaadu
Head of Department Ministry of Social Affairs / Estonian Project Leader of  the Twinning project

Matti Ylikoski
Pre-Accession Adviser of the Twinning Project / Finnish Institute of Occupational Health

 

 The Network Policy Statement

 The purpose of the Estonian Network on Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) is to establish a national base for collaboration by strenghtening communication between OH&S organizations, pooling information on their capacities, and making such information publicly available and easily accessible using diverse channels, particularly Internet.

 The main functions of the Network are sharing and exchanging information between organizations and increasing OH&S awareness in the society, developing strategies, methods and instruments, and supporting training and education that strenghten OH&S in Estonia. The Network encourages the establishment of subnetworks by organizations that have similar subject-interests (such as ergonomics, agriculture, ...) or geographical interests (local concerns).

 The Network is a peer-to-peer alliance with equally shared ownership by its members. It is a decentralized arrangement of independent member organizations. All members maintain their own Internet (World-Wide-Web) site and are responsible for quality of information they make available. Reasonable standardization with regard to structure of presentation of Internet information is pursued at by the network.

 The Network selects a secretariat which provides general management for regular network meetings, collection of organizational profiles, maintaining a national directory, managing the Network's World-Wide-Web home page, etc. Concerted network meetings are held regularly to direct and determine network policies and strategies, and to recognize general interests for joint actions. The Network encourages ad hoc member alliances ("task forces") to accomplish specific tasks when a need arises.

 It is recommended that each member organization appoints a focal point who acts as liaison to network members and the secretariat, will be responsible for maintaining the World-Wide-Web site at the member organization, and provides and up-dates information at that site.

 The Network promotes collaboration, co-ordination, horizontal communication across administrative borders, economic use of national capacities, flexibility, equality, transparency of governance, OH&S awareness in the society and empowerment of local institutions for promoting OH&S.


Estonian Occupational Health and Safety Internet Homepage

http://osh.sm.ee/systems/estonian-network.htm

 Information exchange for the development of occupational health and safety activities and strenghtening contacts between the involved institutions is based on the Internet web-page. The web-page disseminates information about the policy, strategy, activities and members of the Information Network.

 The secretariat of the Information Network is responsible for the administration of the web-page  and updating the information. Information dissemination   depends very much on the availability of hard- and software. The secretariat communicates with the members and supports them in designing the web-pages and solving technical problems.

 The main aim of the web-page is to simplify the availability of  information to the members of the Network and other interested persons, also collect information into one level, where are links into the homepages of all the members, national and international information sources. The web-page enables to raise competence of the public in occupational health and safety issues, give adequate information to experts, assists in   raising awareness in OH&S problematics. It is very important that the  information is updated  on the page and the page’s structure is easy to understand and use.

 The availability by Internet searching engins is a natural part of the web-page information dissemination as well.

 The web-page is connected with the South-Estonian regional network web-page and the web-page of the training institutions (will be established in the near future).

 

Profiles of agencies, institutions and organisations involved in occupational health and safety in Estonia

Governmental institutions and organizations

 

Occupational Health Centre

 

1

Contact information 

 

1.1

Name 

Occupational Health Centre

 

Name in Estonian           

Töötervishoiu Keskus

1.2

Parent organization 

Estonian Ministry of Social Affairs

1.3

Acronym 

TTK

1.4

Mailing address

Hiiu 42 11619 TALLINN 

1.5

Street address 

As above

1.6

Telephone number 

+ 372 6704040

1.7

Fax number 

+ 372 6704042

1.8

E-mail address 

Urmas.Krass@ttk.ee

1.9

Internet homepage 

http://www.ttk.ee

1.10

Name and e-mail address of the Head of the organization 

 Mr. Urmas Krass
Director
Urmas.Krass@ttk.ee 

1.11

Name, phone, fax number and e-mail address of the Contact person responsible for OH&S  information 

Ms. Eva Tammaru
 phone +372 6707041
 Eva.Tammaru@ttk.ee

2

Structure 

 

2.1

Status of the organization 

governmental

2.2

Year established 

2000

2.3

Structure of the organization

 

2.4

Areas of competence of the unit within the organization 

Training, information,  consultation, expertise, research

2.5

Number of staff and their education

All employees are university graduated, number of the staff is 6; 4 physicians, 1 chemist, 1 administrative  

2.6

Economic sectors served 

Occupational Health area in all economic sectors

2.7

Affiliation to (membership in) international organizations 

No

3

Purpose, Responsibilities and Activities 

3.1

Purpose (mission, mandate) of the organization

Implementation of occupational health programmes, training of OH physicians, nurses and other OH specialists, collection and dissemination of occupational health information and data, keeping of records of occupational diseases, expert assessments on OH diseases  or other illnesses related to work. 

3.2

Responsibilities related to occupational health and safety 

Management of OH service development and operation in Estonia 

3.3

Activities related to occupational health and safety 

Training, expertise, consultation

3.4

Other interests related to OH&S

No. 

4

Facilities and Equipment 

4.1

Physical facilities

Library  of EKMI; training room 

4.2

Equipment used for OH&S purposes

No 

5

Publications and Information Materials Available 

5.1

OH&S information materials produced by the organization (list) 

No

5.2

OH&S research reports produced by the organization (list)

No

5.3

Major OH&S reference collection 

No 

6

Computer Hardware and Software Available 

6.1

Computer hardware 

5  PC ; Pentium III 500; 64 Mb.

6.2

Computer software 

Windows 2000, Office 2000 

6.3

CD-ROM information discs (or databases) available at the organization 

No

6.4

Databases used by the organization 

No

6.5

Databases developed by the organization

No

6.6

Internet connection:

 

 

Name of the Internet connection operator: 

Eesti Telefon

 

Type of line 

ADSL permanent connectivity 

 

E-mail software in use 

Internet Explorer; Microsoft Outlook 

 

Speed and technical details 

 Sufficient

 

Persons authorised to use Internet 

 All employees

7

Other Information 

8

Date Completed 

8.1

Date/update

5th Feb 2001

 

Name

Eva Tammaru

 

Estonian Labour Inspectorate

 

1

Contact information 

 

1.1

Name 

Estonian Labour Inspectorate 

 

Name in Estonian 

(Riigi) Tööinspektsioon

1.2

Parent organization 

Ministry of Social Affairs

1.3

Acronym 

TI

1.4

Mailing address 

Estonia pst.5, 10143, Tallinn

1.5

Street address 

As above

1.6

Telephone number 

+372 6409080

1.7

Fax number 

+372 6409085

1.8

E-mail address 

ti@online.ee

1.9

Internet homepage 

http://home.delfi.ee/estnlib

1.10

Name and e-mail address of the Head of the organization

Priit Siitan
Priit.Siitan@mail.ee

1.11

Name, phone, fax number and e-mail address of the Contact person responsible for OH&S  information 

Inna Vabamäe                                                                
telef. 6- 40- 90- 79                                                    
 
faks 6- 40- 90- 85                                                       
Inna.Vabamae@mail.ee

2

Structure

2.1

Status of the organization 

Governmental supervising institution.

2.2

Year established 

Labour Inspectorate was established in 1991.

2.3

Structure of the organization

The Labour Inspectorate consists of 14 local inspectorates and Headquarter

2.4

Areas of competence of the unit within the organisation 

The Labour Inspectorate supervising in the whole country in working environment.

2.5

Number of staff and their education

The staff of the Labour Inspectorate consists 141 people, who have high and secondary/ vocational education.
The Headquarter staff have high education. 

2.6

Economic sectors served 

The Labour Inspectorate carries out inspection in accordance with OCH legislation Acts 

2.7

Affiliation to (membership in) international organisations 

No

3

Purpose, Responsibilities and Activities 

3.1

Purpose (mission, mandate) of the organization

The objective of the Labour Inspectorate is to ensure improvement of working environment in whole Estonian 

3.2

Responsibilities related to occupational health and safety

Inspection over OSH requirements in the working environment, giving advice to employers 

3.3

Activities related to occupational health and safety 

The same as 3.2.

3.4

Other interests related to OH&S 

research, training

4

Facilities and Equipment 

4.1

Physical facilities

The staff of the Labour Inspectorate have working rooms.           

4.2

Equipment used for OH&S purposes

Inspectors have express equipment to take the express measurement in the working environment (noise) 

5

Publications and Information Materials Available 

5.1

OH&S information materials produced by the organization (list) 

Every year the Labour Inspectorate compose the Year Book, also compose the instruction materials for inspectors (the complete information look WW- homepage) 

5.2

OH&S research reports produced by the organization (list) 

No

5.3

Major OH&S reference collection 

No 

6

Computer Hardware and Software Available 

6.1

Computer hardware 

~95 PC type computers
- processors: 486, Pentium, Celeron; 100- 600 MHz 

6.2

Computer software 

operation system: Windows 95/98/NT 4.0
office software: MsOffice Pro 97/2000 

6.3

CD-ROM information discs (or databases) available at the organization 

No

6.4

Databases used by the organization 

The Estonian Register of Enterprises 

6.5

Databases developed by the organization 

Statistics: Register of accidents and occupational diseases, Register of the enterprises working environment 

6.6

Internet connection:

 

 

Name of the Internet connection operator: 

 Governmental connection

 

Type of line 

Permanent connectivity

 

E-mail software in use 

Netscape, Eudora, Outlook Express 

 

Speed and technical details 

 satisfactory 

 

Persons authorized to use Internet 

 All employees

7

Other Information 

8

Date Completed 

8.1

Date/update

21th Feb, 2000                                                           

 

Name

Inna Vabamäe

 

Ministry of Social Affairs /  Working Environment Bureau

 

1

Contact information 

 

1.1

Name 

Working Environment Bureau

 

Name in Estonian           

Töökeskkonna büroo

1.2

Parent organization 

Ministry of Social Affairs

1.3

Acronym 

MoSA

1.4

Mailing address 

Gonsiori 29,  15027 Tallinn 

1.5

Street address 

As above

1.6

Telephone number 

+372 6269780

1.7

Fax number 

+372 6269954

1.8

E-mail address 

tiit.kaadu@sm.ee

1.9

Internet homepage 

http://www.hot.ee/tkburoo/

1.10

Name and e-mail address of the Head of the organization 

 Mr Tiit Kaadu
 tiit.kaadu@sm.ee 

1.11

Name, phone, fax number and e-mail address of the Contact person responsible for OH&S  information  

Ms Ester Rünkla
Tel  +372 6269783
Fax  +372 6269954
ester.runkla@sm.ee
  

2

Structure

2.1

Status of the organization 

governmental

2.2

Year established 

1997

2.3

Structure of the organization

Ministry of Social Affairs

   Labour Department

Working Environment Bureau

 

2.4

Areas of competence of the unit within the organization  

working environment, legislation, training

2.5

Number of staff and their education

 5 employees 

2.6

Economic sectors served 

all 

2.7

Affiliation to (membership in) international organizations 

No

3

Purpose, Responsibilities and Activities 

3.1

Purpose (mission, mandate) of the organization

Working Environment Department is responsible for the overall co-ordination and management of the activities in the field of occupational health and safety.. 

3.2

Responsibilities related to occupational health and safety 

plans and realises working environment policy 

3.3

Activities related to occupational health and safety

elaborates regulations on occupational health and safety

analizes social and economic losses in Estonia

arranges Working Environment Council meetings

 

3.4

Other interests related to OH&S

The Baltic Sea Network on Occupational Health and Safety

The Estonian-Finnish Twinning Project on Occupational Health

 

4

Facilities and Equipment 

4.1

Physical facilities

4 offices, possibility to use training - and meeting rooms in the Ministry of Social Affairs           

4.2

Equipment used for OH&S purposes

No 

5

Publications and Information Materials Available 

5.1

OH&S information materials produced by the organization (list) 

Occupational Health and Safety Law, Risk assessment, Occupational Health and Safety Arrangement

5.2

OH&S research reports produced by the organization (list) 

No

5.3

Major OH&S reference collection 

No 

6

Computer Hardware and Software Available 

6.1

Computer hardware

 

5 for personnel use ,(100...500 MHz, 16...128 Mb – Ram) PCT  Pentium 200 MMX 32Mb, Aeri  Pentium II 300 32Mb, Aeri  Pentium II 300  32Mb, Compaq Pentium IV 130Mb, Compaq Pentium IV 130Mb, Compaq Pentium IV 130Mb 

6.2

Computer software 

Windows 2000, Microsoft Office 2000, Internet Explorer 

6.3

CD-ROM information discs (or databases) available at the organization 

No

6.4

Databases used by the organization 

legislation databases, statistical databases

6.5

Databases developed by the organization 

No

6.6

Internet connection:

 

 

Name of the Internet connection operator: 

  

 

Type of line 

permanent connectivity 

 

E-mail software in use 

Lotus Notes

 

Speed and technical details 

 satisfactory 

 

Persons authorized to use Internet 

 All employees

7

Other Information 

8

Date Completed 

8.1

Date/update

15th May,2003

 

Name

Ester Rünkla

 

Tallinn Technical University / Chair of Labour Environment and Safety

 

 

1

Contact information 

 

 

1.1

Name 

Chair of  Labour   Environment  and Safety

 

 

Name in Estonian           

Töökeskkonna ja -ohutuse õppetool

 

1.2

Parent organization 

Tallinn Technical University

 

1.3

Acronym 

TTU

 

1.4

Mailing address 

Kopli 101,  11712  Tallinn   

 

1.5

Street address 

As above

 

1.6

Telephone number 

+372  620 3961, +372  620 3960

 

1.7

Fax number 

+372  620 3953

 

1.8

E-mail address 

elviira@tv.ttu.ee        (secretary)

 

1.9

Internet homepage 

http://staff.ttu.ee/~vsiirak/welcome.html

 

1.10

Name and e-mail address of the Head of the organization

 

Piia  Tint, Professor, PhD    
tint@staff.ttu.ee

 

1.11

Name, phone, fax number and e-mail address of the Contact person responsible for OH&S  information 

Virve  Siirak
 phone +372 620 3961
GSM +372 552 0837
fax. +372 620 3953
e-male:  vsiirak@staff.ttu.ee

web site: http://staff.ttu.ee/~vsiirak

 

2

Structure

 

2.1

Status of the organization 

Governmental

 

2.2

Year established

 

September, 2000.,  Before: (department  of work sciences)

 

 

2.3

Structure of the organization

Tallinn  Technical  University

Faculty  of   Economics   and   Business   Administration

Institute  of   Business  Administration

Department  of  working  environment

Staff:

 

Piia   Tint - 

Elina  Heinsaar  -

Eedo  Kalle  -

Ülo  Kristjuhan  -

Tiit  Randla  -

Hilja  Taal  -

Virve  Siirak -

Gunnar  Kiivet  -

Professor, Head

Secretary

Professor

Assoc. Professor

Lecturer

Ass. Professor

Ass. Professor

Sen.engineer

 

2.4

Areas of competence

of the unit within the organization

 

Education -  Bachelor and Master of Science levels, advanced training, research, development and  innovation

Bachelor  level:

TMT 3031   Labour market economics  and labour  relations

TMT 3032   Labour market economics  and labour  relations research  paper

TMT 3150   Job  and wages  management

TMT 3181   Quality  and productivity  management

TMT 3360   Sceince of risk  and safety  for  the Faculty  of   Power Engineering

TMT 3620   Science of risk and safety  for the Faculty  of  Chemistry

TMT 3640   Science of risk and safety  in  Gene  Technology

TMT 3650   Working  environment  and ergonomics  for the  Faculty  of  Economics  and Business  Administration  and  Public  Administration 

TMT 3810   Science of risk  and  safety  for the  Faculty  of Information  Processing 

TMT 3820   Science  of risk  and safety  for the  Faculty of  Mechanical  Engineering

TMT 3830   Science of risk  and  safety  for the Faculty of Civil Engineering

TMT 399P  Special practice

Master  of  Science level:

TMT 8240  Quality  and productivity  management

TMT 8260  Working  environment  and ergonomics  for the  Faculty  of  Economics  and Business Administration  and  Public  Administration 

 

TMT 8740  Special course of the risk science  for the  Faculty of Civil Engineering

TMT 8750  Special course of the risk science  for the Faculty of  Mechanical  Engineering

TMT 8760  Special course of the risk science  for  the Faculty  of   Power Engineering

TMT 8780  Special course of the risk science  for the Faculty  of  Chemistry

TMT 8800  Productivity  management

TMT 9010  Labour  market  theories

TMT 9020  Macroergonomics

 

2.5

Number of staff and their education

Number: 8, Higher education: 7  

2.6

Economic sectors served 

All  economic  sectors of our  society  

2.7

Affiliation to (membership in) international organizations

 

 

Eedo  Kalle:

  • European  Association  of  Labour  Economists  (EALE)

Ülo   Kristjuhan:

  • International  Ergonomics  Association, expert of the Centre of  Cultural  Ergonomics
  • Journal  International  Journal  of  Occupational  Safety  and  Ergonomics  - member of the board
  • Finnish  Ergonomics  Society

Hilja Taal:

  • Swedish  Association  for  Occupational  Health  and  Development

Virve  Siirak:

  • European  Chapter of  Human  Factors  and   Ergonomics  Society

Human  Factors  and  Ergonomics  Society  Technical  Group of  Educators 

 

3

Purpose, Responsibilities and Activities 

3.1

Purpose (mission, mandate) of the organization

Education, basic research and  development  activity, basic  research for  establishing  the    

Estonian working environment   with high  level of safety, productivity and  quality. 

Basic research for solving the new problems and  challenges  to working  environment of 21th century,   elaborate the strategies  for  working    environment  and  occupational  safety  research  in  changing  Europe. 

 

3.2

Responsibilities related to occupational health and safety

Education, basic research and  development  activity, optimization of  ergonomic systems  operation,  basic research for  establishing  the  Estonian working  environment   with high  level of safety, productivity and  quality. 

3.3

Activities related to occupational health and safety

Education, basic research and   development  activity, establishment of  Innovation  Research  and  Development Centre of   Working Environment, Ergonomics  and  Occupational  Safety. 

3.4

Other interests related to OH&S 

No

4

Facilities and Equipment 

4.1

Physical facilities

Normal  libraries  of the  University  and the Faculty, workplaces  with basic equipment.

Since 1999  september  the new  ergonomic laboratory  with computers, modern   presentation  and  measurement  technique  to practicals  is beeing  installed. Now the process of quality  certification of our laboratory  is going on. 

4.2

Equipment used for OH&S purposes

All equipment  is used  for  OH&S  purposes.      

5

Publications and Information Materials Available 

5.1

OH&S information materials produced by the organization (list) 

In  English: http://www.sm.ee/Telematic/public_ttuniversity.htm 

5.2

OH&S research reports produced by the organization (list)

In  English: http://www.sm.ee/Telematic/public_ttuniversity.htm 

5.3

Major OH&S reference collection 

Books, journals; CD-ROMs, all the databases of the main library of  University. 

 

6

Computer Hardware and Software Available 

 

6.1

Computer hardware

All the hardware of  University. 

 

6.2

Computer software 

All the software  of  University.

 

6.3

CD-ROM information discs (or databases) available at the organization

 

CD-ROMs: Töökeskkond 2000, versioon 1, versioon 2, 
International  Journal of Occupational  Safety  and Ergonomics,  GOSH, Chemical  Safety, Work Life 2000,
yearbooks 1,2,3, DO IT (Sweden). 

 

6.4

Databases used by the organization 

All the databases  of  the  main library  of University and  Faculty. 

 

6.5

Databases developed by the organization

 

Reference:  Virve Siirak  Väike teejuht ergonoomika ja ohutuse alase informatsiooni otsimiseks internetis” -  How to find  information  on ergonomics  and  safety via  the Internet- Tallinn, TTÜ, 2000.
Available on the  Internet: http://staff.ttu.ee/~vsiirak/int.htm 

 

6.6

Internet connection:

 

 

 

Name of the Internet connection operator: 

 Internet  connection  facilities  of  University,

 

 

Type of line 

Permanent connectivity

 

 

E-mail software in use 

Pegasus, Internet Explorer, Netscape. 

 

 

Speed and technical details 

satisfactory 

 

 

Persons authorized to use Internet 

 All staff 

 

7

Other Information 

 

8

Date Completed 

 

8.1

Date/update

15th May 2003                                                  

 

 

Name

Virve Siirak

 

 

Tartu University / Department of Public Health

 

1

Contact information 

 

1.1

Name

Department of Public Health

 

Name in Estonian 

Tervishoiu Instituut

1.2

Parent organization 

University of Tartu

1.3

Acronym 

UT

1.4

Mailing address 

Str 19 Ravila, Tartu 50411, Estonia 

1.5

Street address 

As above

1.6

Telephone number 

(+372) 7 374 190

1.7

Fax number 

(+372) 7 374 192

1.8

E-mail address

eda@ut.ee,
arx@ut.ee

1.9

Internet homepage 

http://www.arth.ut.ee

1.10

Name and e-mail address of the Head of the organization

 

Professor Raul-Allan Kiivet    
rkiivet@ut.ee

1.11

Name, phone, fax number and e-mail address of the Contact person responsible for OH&S  information 

Eda Merisalu (+372) 7 374 198    (+372) 7 374 192   eda@ut.ee

Argo Soon (+372) 7 374 198    (+372) 7 374 192   arx@ut.ee

2

Structure 

 


2.1

Status of the organization 

Governmental high school

2.2

Year established 

University of Tartu –1632
Department of Public Health - 1895   (1842)

2.3

Structure of the organization 

Typical structure of NGO 

2.4

Areas of competence of the unit within the organization

 

1. Teaching of Public Health (PH) for pregraduate courses of medical students of  TU (practicioners, stomatology);

2.  Teaching of Public Health (PH) for postgraduate courses of medical students of  TU (3-year residency of OH practicianers, 2-year Master studies for Health Protection, Health Management specialists, doctoral studies (DrMedSci, DPH);

3.  Research: specific topics in five units shown above. 
Internet address: http://www.arth.ut.ee

 Health promotion

Investigantions of risk factors of cardio-vascular diseases among children and adolescents;
Assessment of relationships between perceived socio-economic deprivation and health state;
Investigantions of risk factors of cardio-vascular diseases among children and adolescents;
Assessment of relationships between every-day physical activity and aerobic parameters in schoolchildren;
Psychosocial indices and health of students;
Biochemical risk factors among male and female depending on  age and different physical activity;
Injury epidemiology, prevention and safety promotion. 

Environmental and occupational health

Attitudes and knowledge about the effect of environmental risk factors on health of schoolchildren;
Drinking water quality and effect on health of population;
Indoor air quality and effect on human health;
Psychosocial working conditions and health among schoolteachers;
Work satisfaction among young physicians;
Psycho-emotional stress and burnout among medical workers. 

Epidemiology and biostatistics

Prevalence and incidence rate of tuberculosis and health indices among population in Estonia;
Quality of database of cancer registry in Estonia. 

Health economics

Economic assessment of health care service and health care programs;
Analysis of Estonian health care financing system;
Assessment of microeconomic effectiveness of primary health care reformation;
Assessment and analysis of economical engagement of Estonian health care enterprises.

 Health care management

Study about incidence rate and costs of diseases in Estonia (in collaboration with Central Sick Fund (CSF), based on CSF databasis);
Quality assessment of engagement of Estonian health care enterprises and investigation of patient satisfaction;
Health aspects of farmacoepidemiology and farmacoeconomy.

 

2.5

Number of staff and their education

 

14 professionals (high education); 7 doctoral students (high education); 27 master students (higher education), 4 administrative workers (3 with higher education) 

2.6

Economic sectors served 

Medicine & health care 

2.7

Affiliation to (membership in) international organizations 

ASPHER

3

Purpose, Responsibilities and Activities 

3.1

Purpose (mission, mandate) of the organization

 

  • To carry out PH teaching for medical students of UT (pre- and postgraduate)

  • To carry out research projects in the field of PH

  • To supervise student science in the field of PH

Content areas (list) 

Epidemiology and Biostatistics - 72 hours 

Health promotion -72 hours 

Enviromental & occupational health - 72 hours 

Health care management - 40 hours 

Health economics - 40 hours 

 

3.2

Responsibilities related to occupational health and safety

 

  • To carry out OH teaching for medical students of UT (pre- and postgraduate)

  • To carry out research projects in the field of OH

  • To supervise student science in the field of OH

  • Leading OH information dissemination among TU authorities and connected people

  • Advisory role for legislative acts and reccommendations

 

3.3

Activities related to occupational health and safety

 

  • Coordination of OH  teaching program in the Faculty of Medicine,

  • Organisation of  OHS and surveillance of working environment in the university and connected units (Biomedicum, Clinicum, ect).

  • Leading of OH curricula development in the Department of Public Health.

  • Organisation and participation in the training courses of OH for other instititutions and specialist groups.

  • Advisory role of OH expertise and program development in the Ministry of Social Affairs.

 

3.4

Other interests related to OH&S

  

  • Free-choise OH lectures for the other departments of TU  (Nursing Sciences, Health Protection, Environmental Sciences, pedagogical sciences, biology, physical education).

  • Collaboration scientific projects with Nordic and EU Countries. 

4

Facilities and Equipment 

4.1

Physical facilities

Library, 1 seminar room, 8 working rooms for professionals, 2 resident’ rooms, 1 for doctoral students, 1 for master students, 2 rooms for secretaries, 1 assistants’ room;

Other: refrigeratory room, kitchen, 2 bath-rooms, 1 resting room, 2 store rooms, tsentrifuge room (Deep refrigerator –70°C).

Laboratories:

a) The Laboratory of environmental microbiology (ventilation, laminar box, incubators (2), microscope);

b)  The laboratory of environmental toxicology (Atomic Absorptsion Spektrometry (AAS-100) – not yet completed,  ventilation);

c)  The laboratory of psychophysiology (High Pressure Liquid Chromatography, centrifuge, ventilation);

d) The laboratory of physical ability testing  (veloergometer, trademill, ventilation)

e) The laboratory of animal experiments (ventilation box for experimental animals).

 

4.2

Equipment used for OH&S purposes

  • Teslameter F.W.Bell 7010.

  • Multifunctsional instrument for measurement of gaseous combustion products (CO, CO2, NOx ja SOx) Testo 359 XL

  • Multifunktsional instrument for measurement of indoor environment quality (air temperature, realtive humidity, CO and CO2 concentration) Testo 650

  • Luxmeter Extech for investigation of lighting conditions.

  • Airborne aerosol particle counter Dusttrak (TSI)

  • Noise Analyser by Brüel & Kjaer Model 2260.

  • Thermal comfort analyser Innova Model 1221

  • Impactor FH3 (Loreco GmBH) for taking microbial air samples.

  • Atomic Absorption Spectrometry (AAS-100) – still incompleted. 

  • Work ability testing apparature and equipment for health surveillance

  • Clinical blood anlyser Beckman Coulter, MAXM AL

  • Glycometer Abbott Laboratories, Precision Optimum

  • Urine analyser Y&D Diagnostics, Uriscan Optima

  • Spirograph Marquette Hellige

  • 12-canals’ ECG MAC 1200

  • Vision testing board with lighting

  • Oto-ophthalmoscope

  • Audiometer AD 28

 

5

Publications and Information Materials Available 

5.1

OH&S information materials produced by the organization (list)

 

1.     Eda Merisalu, Astrid Saava – Toksilised ühendid töökeskkonnas. AS Kirjastus Tartumaa Tartu, 1998, 56 pp.

2.     Eda Merisalu,Astrid Saava, Argo Soon. Sissejuhatus töötervishoidu. AS Kirjastus Tartumaa, Tartu, 1999, 36 pp. 

3.     Bioloogilised riskitegurid töökeskkonnas. Toimet. Eda Merisalu. AS Kirjastus Elmatar, Tartu, 2002, 72 pp.

4.     Keemilised ohutegurid töökeskkonnas. Toim. Eda Merisalu. AS Kirjastus Elmatar, Tartu, 2002, 63 lk.

5.     Eda Merisalu. Eesti õpetajate tööstress ja tervis. Tartu, 2000, 32 pp.

6.     Eda Merisalu. Tööhõive ja töötervishoid. In: Eesti rahva tervis. Toim. K. Põlluste. AS Kirjastus Elmatar, Tartu, 1998, 86 pp.

7.     Argo Soon. Töökeskkonna uurimise skeem. TÜ Tervishoiu instituut, Tartu, 1997, 16 pp.

 

5.2

OH&S research reports produced by the organization (list)

 

1.      Argo Soon “Sick Building Syndrome in Haddassah Hospital Office Workers”, Tartu,  1997, 86 lk, ISBN 9985-4-0016-X (Master Thesis)

2.      Argo Soon and Erkki Kähkönen “Volatile Organic Compounds in Tartu Office Buildings”, Alternatives to Laboratory Animals, Vol 27, ppg. 413-415, 1999

3.      Soon, A. “Ruumiõhu sündroom”; Eesti Arst, 1998 lisa “Rahva Tervisekaitse Eestis”; lk.537-541

4.      Argo Soon, Erkki Kähkönen, Jüri Ruut, Lauri Saarinen, Matti Tuppurainen. “Indoor Air Quality in Tartu Office Buildings”, Eesti Töötervishoid, 1999. Lisa

5.      Soon, A, “The Sick Building Syndrome and Type of Ventilation in Estonian Office Buildings”, The 8th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate, 8-13 August 1999, Edinburgh, Scotland, Proceedings Vol.1 pg. 141-146, ISBN 1 86081 295 3 

6.      Soon, A, “What causes Sick Building Syndrome – sick workroom or sick dwelling?”, The 5th international conference “Healthy Building 2000” August 6-10, 2000, Espoo, Finland, Vol.1 pg. 83-88,  ISBN 952-5236-09-9

7.      A.Soon, E. Indermitte, E. KähkönenComplaints of indoor workers as reflection of inadequate indoor environment”, Second NFS International Conference on Indoor Air Health: Trends and Advances in Risk Assessment and Management, 29-31 January 2001, Miami, Florida, USA, Proceedings pg. 55-62, ISSN 1523-6080

8.      E.Indermitte, A.Soon, “Indoor air quality in a new contemporary building with uniform ventilation system”, Second NFS International Conference on Indoor Air Health: Trends and Advances in Risk Assessment and Management, 29-31 January 2001, Miami, Florida, USA, Proceedings pg. 289-295, ISSN 1523-6080

9.      E. Merisalu, M. Thetloff, A.Saava. Eesti üldhariduskoolide õpetajate hinnangud koolikeskkonnale. Tervisekaitse 1997, Tallinn, 1999, 33-40.

10.  Eda Merisalu. Eesti töötajate vaimne tervis. Eesti töötervishoid, 2001, 3, 12-14.

11.  Kadri Hunt, Eda Merisalu. Meditsiinitöötajate terviseriskid. eesti Töötervishoid, 2001, 2, 8-11. 

 

5.3

Major OH&S reference collection

 

 

1.  A good workday through participation and    feedback: Improving the work environment and enhancing performance and well-being of the workers. People and work. Research reports 34. FIOH, Helsinki, 1999.

2. Baumgartner E. Angewandte Arbeitsmedizin, I-III. Verlag Wilhelm Maudrich, Wien-München-Bern, 1986.

3. Brune D.K., Edling C. Occupational hazards in the health professions. Boca Raton, Florida, 1989.

4. Campell J.C., Murphy L.R., Hurrell J.J. Stress & wellbeing at work. Assessments and interventions for occupational mental health. Washington, 1997.

5. Elsner G. Arbeitsmedizin. VSA-Verlag, Hamburg, 1988.

6. Green G.M., Baker F. Work, health and productivity. NY, 1991

7. Hasselhorn H.-M., Toomingas, A., Lagerström M. Occupational health for health care workers. A practical guide. Elsevier, Amsterdam, 1999.

8. Headapohl D.M. Occupational medicine. Women workers. Philadelphia, 1993.

9. Healthy workplaces. The settings for healthy business in the North West. A special report for the regional director of Public Health1999. Liverpool, 1999.

10. regional director of Public Health1999. Liverpool, 1999.

11. Himmelstein J.S., Pransky G.S. Occupational medicine. Worker fitness and risk evaluation. Philadelphia, 1988.

12. Hytönen M. Occupational hypersensitivity diseases of the upper respiratory tract. People and work. Research reports 12. FIOH, Helsinki, 1997.

13. Jänes H. Tööstushügieen. Tallinn, 1965.

14. LaDou J. Occupational health and safety. 2nd ed. USA, 1994.

15. LaDou J. Introduction to occupational health and safety. Chicago, 1986

16. Laubre R. Juhend kutsehaiguste diagnoosimiseks. Nõuanded kutsehaiguste ja nende põhjuste loetelu praktiliseks kasutamiseks. Tallinn, 2001.

17. Lehrer P.M., Woolfolk R.L. Principles & practice of stress management. 2nded. London, 1997.Rantanen J., Ylikoski M. Työterveyshuolto. Helsinki, 1986.

18. Loogna N. Kas teil on kutsehaigus?. Tallinn, 1999.

19. Loogna N. Töökeskkond ja allergia.. Tallinn, 2000.

20. Müra kui sotsiaalne probleem. Valik ettekandeid. Tallinn, 1998.

21 Occupational health services. An overview. WHO Regional Publications, European series No. 26. Helsinki, 1990.

22. Occupational Limit Values. Sweden, 1993.

23. Occupational hygiene in Europe. European Commission legislation requirements. An introductory guide. Copenhagen, 1993.

24. Rantanen J. Risks to the reproductive health of working women. People and work. Research reports 22. FIOH, Helsinki, 1999.

25. Standerskjöld-Nordestam C.G., Suramo I., Pamilo M. Radioloogia. Tallinn, 1995.

26. Schaufeli W., Enzman D. The burnout companion to study & practice. A critical analysis. Issues in OH. Series editors: T. Cox, A. Griffiths. Philadelphia, 1998.

27. Sadrah S.S., Rampal K.G. Occupational health. Risk Assessmant and management. Blackwell Science Ltd, Great Britain, 1999.

28. Tint P. Töökeskkond ja ohutus. Tallinn, 2000.

29. Töötervishoiu ja tööohutuse nõuete täitmise juhend. Koost. A. Kruuser. Estada Kirjastuse OÜ, Tallinn, 2001.

30. Töösuhteid reguleerivad õigusaktid. Ten-Team OÜ. Tallinn,  2001.

31. Työhygienia. Työolot ja niiden parantaminen. Toim. Kalliokoski P., Pfäffli P., Riihimäki V., Starck J., Vaaranen V., Helminen P. Työterveyslaitos, Helsinki, 1992.

32. Yassi A., Kjellström T., DeKok T., Guidotti T.L. Basic environmental health. UNEP. Oxford University Press. NY, 2001.

Journals:
Eesti Arst
Eesti Töötervishoid
Health Policy
Indoor Air (since 1998)
Applied Occupational and Environmental Medicine (1996/7)
Toxicological Profile. ATSDR/TP 1990-1995. 

6

Computer Hardware and Software Available 

6.1

Computer hardware 

 

6.2

Computer software

 

MS Windows NT 4.0 Workstation
MS Windows2000 Professional
MS Office 97 Professional
MS Office 2000 Professional
MS Windows 98
SAS 8.0
SPSS 10.0 

6.3

CD-ROM information discs (or databases) available at the organization 

Pro Healthy Life. CD-ROM teaching aid. Turku, 2001.

6.4

Databases used by the organization

No

6.5

Databases developed by the organization 

No

6.6

Internet connection:

 

 

Name of the Internet connection operator: 

E-net 

 

Type of line 

permanent connectivity          

 

E-mail software in use

Internet Explorer, Netscape 

 

Speed and technical details 

sufficient

 

Persons authorized to use Internet 

All professionals, doctoral, master and resident students         

7

Other Information 

8

Date Completed 

8.1

Date/update

14th Feb, 2002

 

Name

Eda Merisalu, Argo Soon

 


Institute of Agricultural Engineering

 

1

Contact information 

 

1.1

Name 

Institute of Agricultural Engineering 

 

Name in Estonian           

Põllumajandustehnika instituut

1.2

Parent organization 

Estonian Agricultural University

1.3

Acronym 

EAU

1.4

Mailing address 

Kreutzwaldi 56, 51014  Tartu     

1.5

Street address 

As above

1.6

Telephone number 

+372  7-313309

1.7

Fax number 

+372 7-313334

1.8

E-mail address 

pteh@eau.ee

1.9

Internet homepage 

http://tehnika.eau.ee

1.10

Name and e-mail address of the Head of the organization 

 Arvo Leola      
pteh@eau.ee

1.11

Name, phone, fax number and e-mail address of the Contact person responsible for OH&S  information  

Indrek Tomson           
phone 3727-313313 ;
372-(0)51 903151      
tomson@eau.ee

2

Structure 

2.1

Status of the organization 

governmental

2.2

Year established 

1951

2.3

Structure of the organization

Dean  ®          Institute of Agricultural Engineering

2.4

Areas of competence of the unit within the organization 

Research, training

2.5

Number of staff and their education

20 employees, 11 have academic degree, (3 DScEng, 6 PhD, 2 MSc)9 laboratory assistants 

2.6

Economic sectors served 

industry, agriculture 

2.7

Affiliation to (membership in) international organizations 

No

3

Purpose, Responsibilities and Activities 

3.1

Purpose (mission, mandate) of the organization 

research, training 

3.2

Responsibilities related to occupational health and safety 

training occupational health and safety studies 

3.3

Activities related to occupational health and safety 

research, training

3.4

Other interests related to OH&S 

research, training

4

Facilities and Equipment 

4.1

Physical facilities

laboratories, lecture rooms, offices ca200m2           

4.2

Equipment used for OH&S purposes

No 

5

Publications and Information Materials Available 

5.1

OH&S information materials produced by the organization (list)

 

1.            Viljasoo, V., Tomson, I.Air ionisation in working environment. – Agricultural machinery, building and energy engineering. EAU Transactions nr.204. – 1999, pages 230...235.

2.      Reppo, B., Pals, A., Puniste, K. The Comparative Evulation of Cow Breeding Technologies According to the Characteristics of the Cilmate of Indoor Work Environment. – Agricultural machinery, building and energy engineering. EAU Transactions nr.206. – 2000, pages 154...162.

3.      Viljasoo, V., Tomson, I. Analysis of Ionisation Theory Concepts. – Agricultural machinery, building and energy engineering. EAU Transactions nr.206. – 2000, pages 190...196. 

5.2

OH&S research reports produced by the organization (list)

No

5.3

Major OH&S reference collection

Occupational Health and Safety books and journals, ca 100

6

Computer Hardware and Software Available 

6.1

Computer hardware 

5 for personnel use (100...500 MHz, 16...128 Mb – Ram) 

6.2

Computer software 

Adobe Acrobat, MS Word, MS Excel, MS Powerpoint, etscape Communicator 

6.3

CD-ROM information discs (or databases) available at the organization 

Occupational Health and Safety part 2

6.4

Databases used by the organization 

Occupational Health and Safety part 2
            www.ccohs.ca/oshanswers/ 

6.5

Databases developed by the organization 

No

6.6

Internet connection:

 

 

Name of the Internet connection operator: 

  

 

Type of line 

permanent connectivity

 

E-mail software in use 

Internet Explorer, Netscape, Pegasus, Telnet 

 

Speed and technical details 

satisfactory 

 

Persons authorized to use Internet 

 all employees of the EAU

7

Other Information 

8

Date Completed 

8.1

Date/update

30th Jan 2001                                                           

 

Name

Indrek Tomson

 


Estonian Clinic of Occupational Diseases  

 

1

Contact information 

 

1.1

Name 

Estonian Clinic of Occupational Diseases

 

Name in Estonian           

Kutsehaiguste Kliinik

1.2

Parent organization 

Ministry of Social Affairs

1.3

Acronym 

KHKL

1.4

Mailing address 

Hiiu 39, 10619 Tallinn 

1.5

Street address 

As above

1.6

Telephone number 

+372 6514545

1.7

Fax number 

 

1.8

E-mail address 

maie.vahisalu@neti.ee

1.9

Internet homepage 

www.hot.ee/kutsehkl

1.10

Name and e-mail address of the Head of the organization 

 Ene-Reet Soonets
maie.vahisalu@neti.ee

1.11

Name, phone, fax number and e-mail address of the Contact person responsible for OH&S  information 

Maie Vahisalu
Phone:  +372 6567388
Fax:      +372 66701005
maie.vahisalu@neti.ee 

2

Structure 

2.1

Status of the organization 

governmental

2.2

Year established 

1971 

2.3

Structure of the organization

Outpatient department, stationary department 

2.4

Areas of competence of the unit within the organization

information, inspection, chemical analysis, etc.)

medical investigations and treatment 

2.5

Number of staff and their education

all 26, 12  specialists with high education  

2.6

Economic sectors served 

all sectors

2.7

Affiliation to (membership in) international organizations 

No

3

Purpose, Responsibilities and Activities 

3.1

Purpose (mission, mandate) of the organization 

Occupational health services

3.2

Responsibilities related to occupational health and safety 

Medical examinations

3.3

Activities related to occupational health and safety 

Medical examinations, information about working conditions

3.4

Other interests related to OH&S

No. 

4

Facilities and Equipment 

4.1

Physical facilities

Accommodation  in Estonian Seaman`s Hospital. It consist of wardrooms, laboratory, doctors consultings rooms, procedure room.  

4.2

Equipment used for OH&S purposes

Medical  and laboratory equipment 

5

Publications and Information Materials Available 

5.1

OH&S information materials produced by the organization (list) 

No

5.2

OH&S research reports produced by the organization (list)

No

5.3

Major OH&S reference collection 

No 

6

Computer Hardware and Software Available 

6.1

Computer hardware 

7 PC units (with internet connections), Pentium(r) 63,0MB RAM standard modem 

6.2

Computer software 

Windows 95, Windows 98 

6.3

CD-ROM information discs (or databases) available at the organization 

No

6.4

Databases used by the organization 

No

6.5

Databases developed by the organization 

Statistical information of occupational diseases,  case histories.

6.6

Internet connection:

 

 

Name of the Internet connection operator: 

Atlas Starter / Eesti Telefon

 

Type of line 

modem

 

E-mail software in use 

Internet Explorer, Netscape, Outlook Exspress 

 

Speed and technical details 

Satisfactory 

 

Persons authorized to use Internet 

 L-R. Laigna (connection with  Sick Fund)
V. Tuulik (BIT-NET co operation with Uppsala University)
M. Vahisalu (home page, e-mail)
H. Kanamäe 

7

Other Information 

8

Date Completed 

8.1

Date/update

12th Feb 2001

 

Name

E-R. Soonets (Maie Vahisalu)

 

 

Non-governmental institutions and organizations

Estonian Confederation of Employers

 

1

Contact information 

 

1.1

Name 

Estonian Confederation of Employers  

 

Name in Estonian           

Eesti Tööandjate Keskliit

1.2

Parent organization 

No

1.3

Acronym 

ETTK

1.4

Mailing address 

Kiriku 6, 10130 Tallinn 

1.5

Street address 

As above

1.6

Telephone number 

+372 6201925

1.7

Fax number 

+372 6201935

1.8

E-mail address 

ettk@ettk.ee

1.9

Internet homepage 

http://www.ettk.ee

1.10

Name and e-mail address of the Head of the organization 

President: Jüri Käo
jyri@nginvest.ee
Managing Director: Henn Pärn
ettk@ettk.ee 

1.11

Name, phone, fax number and e-mail address of the Contact person responsible for OH&S  information 

Kadri Pärn
+372 6201917
+372 6201935
kadri@ettk.ee

2

Structure 

 

2.1

Status of the organization 

NGO

2.2

Year established 

1997

2.3

Structure of the organization

The Confederation's highest body is general meeting that is called General Assembly. The work of the ETTK is co-ordinated by a 15-member board of directors. Ten people take care of everyday work.
ETTK represents 33 branch organisations who join more than 1300 companies and 34 single large enterprises.

2.4

Areas of competence of the unit within the organization

The main area of activity is labour and social policies

2.5

Number of staff and their education

There are 1 general manager (higher education), 4 professional (2 have higher education in law, 1in international business, 1 in sociology)

1 administrator, 1 secretary book-keeper, 3 elementary occupations 

2.6

Economic sectors served 

All sectors 

2.7

Affiliation to (membership in) international organizations 

IOE, UNICE 

3

Purpose, Responsibilities and Activities 

3.1

Purpose (mission, mandate) of the organization

Objective of the Confederation is to represent the interests of its members in the relations with legislative and executive authorities and the representatives of employees, and to stand for and represent its members' rights both in Estonia and foreign countries.

Mission: To raise competitiveness of Estonian economy by improving the economic environment and providing social stability
To create a climate in the country,
which is as favourable to business-making as possible. 

3.2

Responsibilities related to occupational health and safety

To represent the interest of its members in legislation process of occupational health and safety. To represent the interest of its members in the Council of Work Environment. 

3.3

Activities related to occupational health and safety 

research, training

3.4

Other interests related to OH&S 

research, training

4

Facilities and Equipment 

4.1

Physical facilities

The House of the Employers offers agreeable opportunities for arranging training and seminars. The Peter’s hall accommodates almost 60 persons and the Fireside hall 30 persons           

4.2

Equipment used for OH&S purposes

No 

5

Publications and Information Materials Available 

5.1

OH&S information materials produced by the organization (list) 

No

5.2

OH&S research reports produced by the organization (list) 

No

5.3

Major OH&S reference collection 

No 

6

Computer Hardware and Software Available 

6.1

Computer hardware 

7 PCs, 32 and 64 processors

6.2

Computer software 

Windows 98, Windows 95, Office 97, Office 2000 

6.3

CD-ROM information discs (or databases) available at the organization 

No

6.4

Databases used by the organization 

No 

6.5

Databases developed by the organization 

No

6.6

Internet connection:

 

 

Name of the Internet connection operator: 

 KPNQ west

 

Type of line 

permanent connectivity 

 

E-mail software in use

Internet Explorer, Netscape

 

Speed and technical details 

efficient 

 

Persons authorized to use Internet 

All except elementary occupations

7

Other Information 

8

Date Completed 

8.1

Date/update

11th June, 2000 

 

Name

Kadri Pärn

 

Estonian Society of Occupational Health Physicians

1

Contact information 

 

1.1

Name

Estonian Society of Occupational Health Physicians 

 

Name in Estonian           

Eesti Töötervishoiu Arstide Selts

1.2

Parent organization 

Assotiation of Estonian Physicians

1.3

Acronym 

ETTAS

1.4

Mailing address 

Hiiu 42    11619  Tallinn 

1.5

Street address 

As above

1.6

Telephone number 

+372-6707044

1.7

Fax number 

+372-6707042

1.8

E-mail address 

ahe.vilkis@ttk.ee

1.9

Internet homepage 

www.ttk.ee

1.10

Name and e-mail address of the Head of the organization 

 ms. Ahe Vilkis - head of society
 ahe.vilkis@ttk.ee

 

1.11

Name, phone, fax number and e-mail address of the Contact person responsible for OH&S  information 

+372-6707044
+372-6707042
ahe.vilkis@ttk.ee

2

Structure 

2.1

Status of the organization 

NGO

2.2

Year established 

1996

2.3

Structure of the organization

No

2.4

Areas of competence of the unit within the organization 

Training, information, consulting

2.5

Number of staff and their education

All members are university graduated, number of staff is 65 

2.6

Economic sectors served 

Occupational Health area in all economic sectors

2.7

Affiliation to (membership in) international organizations 

 

3

Purpose, Responsibilities and Activities 

3.1

Purpose (mission, mandate) of the organization 

Training of OH physicians, dissemination of occupational health information and data.

3.2

Responsibilities related to occupational health and safety 

Development of OH services in Estonia 

3.3

Activities related to occupational health and safety 

Training, consulting, dissemination of information. 

3.4

Other interests related to OH&S

No. 

4

Facilities and Equipment 

4.1

Physical facilities

No 

4.2

Equipment used for OH&S purposes

No 

5

Publications and Information Materials Available 

5.1

OH&S information materials produced by the organization (list) 

No

5.2

OH&S research reports produced by the organization (list) 

No

5.3

Major OH&S reference collection 

No 

6

Computer Hardware and Software Available 

6.1

Computer hardware 

5 PC; Pentium III 500; 64 Mbites

6.2

Computer software 

Office 2000

6.3

CD-ROM information discs (or databases) available at the organization 

No

6.4

Databases used by the organization 

No

6.5

Databases developed by the organization 

No

6.6

Internet connection:

 

 

Name of the Internet connection operator: 

 fon

 

Type of line 

ADSL permanent connectivity 

 

E-mail software in use 

Internet Explorer; Microsoft outlook

 

Speed and technical details 

sufficient 

 

Persons authorized to use Internet 

 all members

7

Other Information

8

Date Completed 

8.1

Date/update

16th May 2001

 

Name

Ahe Vilkis

 


Estonian Society of Occupational Health Nurses

 

1

Contact information 

 

1.1

Name 

Estonian Society of Occupational Health Nurses

 

Name in Estonian           

Eesti Töötervishoiuõdede Ühing

1.2

Parent organization 

 

1.3

Acronym 

ETÜ

1.4

Mailing address 

Ädala 10 ,10614  Tallinn 

1.5

Street address 

As above

1.6

Telephone number 

+372-6262332

1.7

Fax number 

+372-6262302

1.8

E-mail address 

Marika.Salusaar@tvesi.ee

1.9

Internet homepage 

No

1.10

Name and e-mail address of the Head of the organization

 Marika Salusaar
Marika.Salusaar@tvesi.ee

1.11

Name, phone, fax number and e-mail address of the Contact person responsible for OH&S  information 

telef.  6262332 
fax  62 62 302
Marika Salusaar .

2

Structure

2.1

Status of the organization 

NGO

2.2

Year established 

1996

2.3

Structure of the organization

No 

2.4

Areas of competence of the unit within the organization 

No

2.5

Number of staff and their education

No 

2.6

Economic sectors served 

No

2.7

Affiliation to (membership in) international organizations 

No

3

Purpose, Responsibilities and Activities 

3.1

Purpose (mission, mandate) of the organization

safety and healthy working environment, forestall occupational diseases and accidents, promotion of professional knowledge 

3.2

Responsibilities related to occupational health and safety 

- 

3.3

Activities related to occupational health and safety 

All members are occupational health nurses

3.4

Other interests related to OH&S

No. 

4

Facilities and Equipment 

4.1

Physical facilities

No 

4.2

Equipment used for OH&S purposes

No 

5

Publications and Information Materials Available 

5.1

OH&S information materials produced by the organization (list) 

No

5.2

OH&S research reports produced by the organization (list)

No

 

5.3

Major OH&S reference collection 

No  

6

Computer Hardware and Software Available 

6.1

Computer hardware 

PC - 166 MM X 32 m

6.2

Computer software 

Win  95 OSR2 

6.3

CD-ROM information discs (or databases) available at the organization 

No

6.4

Databases used by the organization 

No

6.5

Databases developed by the organization 

No

6.6

Internet connection:

 

 

Name of the Internet connection operator: 

 -

 

Type of line 

- 

 

E-mail software in use 

MS Exchange

 

Speed and technical details 

sufficient 

 

Persons authorized to use Internet 

 No

7

Other Information 

8

Date Completed 

8.1

Date/update

18th May 2001

 

Name

Marika Salusaar

 

AS Medicover Estonia 

1

Contact information 

 

1.1

Name 

AS Medicover Estonia

 

Name in Estonian 

AS Medicover Eesti

1.2

Parent organization 

Medicover Holdings SA

1.3

Acronym 

 

1.4

Mailing address 

Gonsiori 33,   10147    Tallinn 

1.5

Street address 

As above

1.6

Telephone number 

+372 6051500

1.7

Fax number 

+372 6051505

1.8

E-mail address 

estonia@medicover.ee

1.9

Internet homepage 

www.medicover.com

1.10

Name and e-mail address of the Head of the organization

 Wage Forsberg, 
e-mail:estonia@medicover.ee

1.11

Name, phone, fax number and e-mail address of the Contact person responsible for OH&S  information 

Milvi Jänes, 
phone  +372 605 15 81, 
fax +372 605 15 15,
e-mail: milvi@medicover.ee

2

Structure 

2.1

Status of the organization 

private

2.2

Year established 

1996

2.3

Structure of the organization

Management Board,
Development, Sales, Financial Departments,
Regional OHS Centres in Tallinn, Tartu, Jõhvi, Pärnu  and Võru. 

2.4

Areas of competence of the unit within the organization 

Multidisciplinary Preventive Occupational Health Service

2.5

Number of staff and their education

74 professionals,
incl. 11 OH physicians,
20 other medical specialities,
9 engineers – high education;
16 medical nurses, occupational physioterapist( FIOH) – medium education;
7 administrative personal – high education
 

2.6

Economic sectors served 

Different economic sectors, incl. Public sector

2.7

Affiliation to (membership in) international organizations 

Member of Estonian Chamber of  Commerce and Industry
Member of Swedish Chamber of Commerce

3

Purpose, Responsibilities and Activities 

3.1

Purpose (mission, mandate) of the organization

AS Medicover Estonia is an international company providing the multidisciplinary occupational health services with the mission to advise and assist the  employer, the entrepreneur in all questions concerning health and safety at work, to evaluate the working conditions, to assess and prevent work-related illnesses, to promote the establishment and maintenance of a safe and healthy working environment. 

3.2

Responsibilities related to occupational health and safety

Our responsibility is to safeguard essential assistance to our clients on promotion of health of workers, to maintain their workability and to prevent of illnesses, to provide qualitative occupational heath services in a good multidisciplinary teamwork according to occupatioanal health and safety act. 

3.3

Activities related to occupational health and safety

Medicover’s occupational health professionals are: occupational health physicians, OH nurses, OH hygienist, occupational psychologist, clinical toxicologist, occupational physiotherapist, engineers.

Medicover`s occupational health services offer:

¨    measurements of hazardous factors of working environment

¨    workplace risk assessment

¨    health examinations of employees

¨    workplace ergonomic evaluations and improvements

¨    training on occupational health and safety issues

¨    first aid training courses

¨    know-how to employer and employee in all questions related to health and safety at work

¨    guidance and advice to compile the  action plans for  a good , productive and well-functioning work-environment 

3.4

Other interests related to OH&S

In order to increase awareness on occupational health and safety in society , to highlight questions related to health and work, to focus on good working conditions we are involved to organize  seminars and infodays for entrepreneurs, officials and public servants. We have clarified cost and benefit of occupational health and safety issues,  occupational accident and diseases insurance systems, need for ergonomic evaluations of workplaces and etc. 

4

Facilities and Equipment 

4.1

Physical facilities

Tallinn: Gonsiori 33 – 600 m²,  Mustamäe tee 5 –150 m²

Tartu:   Riia 24A           - 150 m²

Pärnu: Savi 3  - 120 m²

Jõhvi:   Jaama 32        - 220m²

Võru:    Jüri 19A           - 100 m²

Two special buses equiped for health examinations 

4.2

Equipment used for OH&S purposes

According to Estonian Standard Board licence no 095, 24.09.1998 we have all equipment for the measurements of working environment, we follow the qualitative system ISO 9001 and 9002.Medical personal has all needful medical equipment for diagnostic procedures and analyses. 

5

Publications and Information Materials Available 

5.1

OH&S information materials produced by the organization (list) 

Some publications, information leaflets -  available Gonsiori 33, Tallinn

5.2

OH&S research reports produced by the organization (list) 

No

5.3

Major OH&S reference collection 

Books, publications, journals  -  available  Gonsiori 33, Tallinn 

6

Computer Hardware and Software Available 

6.1

Computer hardware 

32 tk, (300MHz)

6.2

Computer software 

Window 98 ja 2000

6.3

CD-ROM information discs (or databases) available at the organization 

No

6.4

Databases used by the organization 

OSHNET, OSHA, Telematic, NetDoktorPro, MedicalMatrix, Toxline, medline

6.5

Databases developed by the organization 

Med Sys, Sam Sys, Cad Adm

6.6

Internet connection:

 

 

Name of the Internet connection operator: 

 www.medicover.com

 

Type of line 

permanent connection

 

E-mail software in use 

Internet Explorer

 

Speed and technical details 

efficient

 

Persons authorized to use Internet 

 all staff

7

Other Information 

8

Date Completed 

8.1

Date/update

2th Feb, 2001

 

Name

Milvi Jänes

  

Hansa  Medicare 

1

Contact information 

 

1.1

Name 

Hansa  Medicare

 

Name in Estonian 

Hansa Medicare OÜ

1.2

Parent organization 

 

1.3

Acronym 

 

1.4

Mailing address 

Lihula mnt 8, 90507  Haapsalu  

1.5

Street address 

As above

1.6

Telephone number 

+372 47 24140

1.7

Fax number 

+372 47 48620

1.8

E-mail address 

hansam@hot.ee

1.9

Internet homepage 

http://www.hansam.ee

1.10

Name and e-mail address of the Head of the organization 

Silver Saarik
Hansam@hot.ee

1.11

Name, phone, fax number and e-mail address of the Contact person responsible for OH&S  information 

Silver Saarik
Hansam@hot.ee
+372 47 24140

2

Structure 

2.1

Status of the organization 

private

2.2

Year established 

1999

2.3

Structure of the organization 

Departments in Haapsalu, Tallinn, Tartu 

2.4

Areas of competence of the unit within the organization 

Occupational health service

2.5

Number of staff and their education 

7 employees

2.6

Economic sectors served 

all

2.7

Affiliation to (membership in) international organizations 

 

3

Purpose, Responsibilities and Activities 

3.1

Purpose (mission, mandate) of the organization 

Occupational health service.

3.2

Responsibilities related to occupational health and safety 

health control, risk assessment, training 

3.3

Activities related to occupational health and safety 

health control, risk assessment, training

3.4

Other interests related to OH&S

 

4

Facilities and Equipment 

4.1

Physical facilities

3 offices 

4.2

Equipment used for OH&S purposes

Ligth meter, vibrometer, noise meter, EKG, audiometer, spirometer  

5

Publications and Information Materials Available 

5.1

OH&S information materials produced by the organization (list) 

Hansa Medicare bulletin

5.2

OH&S research reports produced by the organization (list) 

No

5.3

Major OH&S reference collection

Occupational Health and Safety books and journals, ~30

6

Computer Hardware and Software Available 

6.1

Computer hardware 

5 for personnel use
(100...500 MHz, 16...128 Mb – Ram) 

6.2

Computer software 

Adobe Acrobat, MS Word, MS Excel, MS Powerpoint, Netscape Communicator 

6.3

CD-ROM information discs (or databases) available at the organization 

No

6.4

Databases used by the organization 

No

6.5

Databases developed by the organization 

No

6.6

Internet connection:

 

 

Name of the Internet connection operator: 

 

 

Type of line 

permanent connection

 

E-mail software in use 

Internet Explorer, Netscape, Pegasus, Telnet

 

Speed and technical details 

satisfactory

 

Persons authorized to use Internet 

 All employees

7

Other Information 

8

Date Completed 

8.1

Date/update

30th Jan, 2001

 

Name

Reet Pruul

 

NPO Health Center of South-Estonia 

1

Contact information 

 

1.1

Name 

NPO Health Center of South-Estonia

 

Name in Estonian 

MTÜ Lõuna-Eesti Tervisekeskus

1.2

Parent organization 

 

1.3

Acronym 

MTÜ LET

1.4

Mailing address

 

Lutsu 14a
Tartu 51006
Estonia

1.5

Street address 

As above

1.6

Telephone number 

+372 7 434 875

1.7

Fax number 

+372 7 441244

1.8

E-mail address 

tervishoid@tervishoid.ee

1.9

Internet homepage 

www.tervishoid.ee

1.10

Name and e-mail address of the Head of the organization

 

Heiki Annuk
+372 51 12042
heikiannuk@hot.ee

1.11

Name, phone, fax number and e-mail address of the Contact person responsible for OH&S  information 

Heiki Annuk
+372 51 12042
heikiannuk@hot.ee

2

Structure 

2.1

Status of the organization 

NGO

2.2

Year established 

2000   

2.3

Structure of the organization

Typical structure of NGO 

2.4

Areas of competence of the unit within the organization 

Training OH specialists and information services

2.5

Number of staff and their education 

8  OH proffeessionals

2.6

Economic sectors served 

All economic sectors

2.7

Affiliation to (membership in) international organizations 

 

3

Purpose, Responsibilities and Activities 

3.1

Purpose (mission, mandate) of the organization 

Popularise of OH in region and OH activities 

3.2

Responsibilities related to occupational health and safety 

  

3.3

Activities related to occupational health and safety 

Training OH specialists and information services

3.4

Other interests related to OH&S 

 

4

Facilities and Equipment 

4.1

Physical facilities

  

4.2

Equipment used for OH&S purposes

Medical equipment and samplers 

5

Publications and Information Materials Available 

5.1

OH&S information materials produced by the organization (list) 

No

5.2

OH&S research reports produced by the organization (list) 

No

5.3

Major OH&S reference collection 

No

6

Computer Hardware and Software Available 

6.1

Computer hardware

3 computers AMD XP 1800+; Pentium III 

6.2

Computer software 

            windows 2000 

6.3

CD-ROM information discs (or databases) available at the organization 

No

6.4

Databases used by the organization 

No

6.5

Databases developed by the organization 

No

6.6

Internet connection:

 

 

Name of the Internet connection operator: 

Linking 

 

Type of line 

LAN    

 

E-mail software in use 

Outlook             

 

Speed and technical details 

satisfactory

 

Persons authorized to use Internet 

 all members

7

Other Information 

8

Date Completed 

8.1

Date/update

10th Feb, 2002

 

Name

Heiki Annuk

 

A Summary of the Workshop on Developing the Estonian Network on Occupational Health and Safety Information

9–10 January 2001, Ministry of Social Affairs, Tallinn, Estonia

 Introduction

 The Workshop was a part of the EU/Phare funded Estonian-Finnish Twinning Project on Occupational Health and Safety 2000‑2002. The aim of the Workshop was to discuss the form and practical arrangements of establishing a national information network in OH&S in Estonia.

 19 Estonian experts from 15 institutions and organizations involved in the OH&S in Estonia participated in the Workshop in addition to 7 Finnish experts from The Finnish Institute of Occupational Health. The participating institutions were: Ministry of Social Affairs, Tallinn Technical University, Medicover, Hospital of Occupational Diseases, EKMI, Esmed/Elcoteq, Labour Inspectorate, ProfmedP, Hansa Medicare, Union of Occupational Health Nurses, Occupational Health Centre, Academy of Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture, Tartu University and Ministry of Environment.

  Tuesday 9 January 2001

 At the beginning of the workshop Dr Matti Ylikoski, Pre-Accession Adviser, gave an introduction to the Twinning project. He stressed the importance of information sharing. A well functioning national information system in Estonian language, containing documents and materials that are relevant in the Estonian OH&S context, would be the backbone of the Estonian information system in the Internet. Sharing information will save working time and costs. An occupational health and safety network should make information available for all employers, employees, administrators, university researchers, and OHS professionals. It would not diminish the autonomy of individual institutes or organisations. On the contrary, the members would benefit from the network as it would improve information sharing and the quality of occupational health services.

 Dr Kari Kurppa, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health (FIOH), held a presentation about the concept of networking. A dictionary defines the word network as “a chain or a system that interconnects or intercommunicates immaterial things”, and “a railway network or system of rivers”. To network (verb) is defined as “to link together, to allow sharing of data and efficient use of resources”. The concept should be kept simple: a network is a system that connects. During this Seminar the participants need not to go farther than establishing the structure and agreeing on the basic rules for establishing a network and managing its work. The Seminar is about forming a strong base for the future collaboration.

 Inventory of national assets: Even large research units do not have all the necessary information to cover all aspects related to OHS. Nowadays all organisations need to be in contact with others in their field, also if they wish to conduct multidisciplinary research projects. Sharing of information is the key to successful collaboration and efficient operations.

 Identify the OHS capacities of others: Identifying others working in the same field or in the fields related to OH&S is essential, but can not yet be considered a network. Network is more than personal relationships, though personal contacts are usually the beginning of a network. Therefore, a directory is needed to provide contact information, and information on organisational capacities.

 Efficiency: Not all organisations have the same goals, and therefore it is important to seek contact with those that have similar interests. Transient alliances of organisations can be formed to achieve specific goals. Thus, such coalitions need not be permanent but vary according to the current interests. Yet, all such arrangements are best organized under the umbrella of a wider network organisation.

 In the 70s and 80s centralised networks were common. It has a director in the core of the network, and all information is transferred through the director. It is up to the director to decide, which information is passed to whom. These kinds of network systems were not very successful, and not many exist today. Decentralized, open information networks have been established to improve the horizontal information flow across organisational boarders. Modern well-functioning networks are typically peer-to-peer networks, without a central director. National networks can be voluntary arrangements between autonomous organisations, which have common goals and interests in a specific field. Usually there is a secretariat helping in practical matters, such as arranging meetings.

 A subject oriented network is the easiest to establish, for the members share an essential common interest that is the natural basis for collaborating. For a national network, the most natural members are organisations, which have legal, administrative, research and/or training responsibilities. Core organisations in a network should be those with the main responsibility in the field, but also organisations, with more limited responsibility or interest, should be included in the network.

 Computers are used as means to communicate, but it is the human beings that form the basis of the network. The main principles for an open peer-to-peer information network are: decentralised, organisational autonomy, voluntary participation, maximum flexibility, information updating at the source organisation, pointer system, horizontal communication (peer-to-peer), and electronic information repositories.

 There should be an awareness of a need for a network to be established. The core organisations need to be identified, and contact information collected (a basic address list). A meeting of the core organisations need to be organised. A policy statement, principles of operation, membership qualifications, a secretariat, possibly an advisory body, an action plan, and a follow-up mechanism should be agreed upon in the meeting. It should devise a questionnaire on organisational capacities, and organise the collecting and publishing of the profiles as a national directory, establish the network on the Internet, expand membership and promote the utilisation of the network’s potential.

 The group discussed about the confidentiality of the information. It was concluded that it is best to focus on establishing an infrastructure for a publicly accessible information only.

 The participating institutions were introduced. The Estonian Baltic Sea Network www-pages were introduced as well as the regional network of Tartu.

 In two working groups the participants discussed about the formulation of a policy statement for the Estonian Network on OH&S information. It was concluded that both working groups had well developed and quite similar ideas of what a network should be like, and how it should be organised.

 Further the group discussed about the tasks of the Secretariat of the Network, how new member organizations would be included in the Network, and how necessary www-skills would be trained in Network focal points.

 Wednesday, 10 January 2001

 Dr. Kurppa begun the day by summarizing the deliberations of the Seminar so far, and by defining three core concepts:

 Steering group or an advisory group: is a political high-level decision making group, which does not participate in the practical running of a network, but advises on the policy, visions, goals, and strategies.

 Task force: is a task-oriented, ad-hoc type group that is established to solve a specific problem. It consists of top experts in the field.

 Secretariat: The secretariat will keep a contact address list of the network members, will inform the members of changes in the network practises, arrange meetings and reporting etc. This is not a political or strategic responsibility, but a practical one.

 The ownership and operating costs of the network were discussed. It was concluded that the network is equally owned by its members. It is foremost an intellectual system. The members should each on its own part take care of the equipment and labour costs (which are not high). The members should try to utilise the equipment that is already available, and if more up-to-date equipment or programmes are needed, these should be acquired, if possible. The purchases and other finances must remain an internal matter to be discussed at each organisation.

 Dr Irja Laamanen, FIOH, gave a presentation on experiences on the use of Internet by the Information service Centre of the FIOH. She emphasised that the arrival of new technology to any organisations always needs an adjustment period.

 The European Union aims for a future where all private homes should have access to Internet, and it is taking actions to promote such a development. The Estonian national Internet policy (available in the Internet) has been drawn along similar lines. The Internet already seems to be widely used in Estonia, and there seems to be a lot of technical and programming skills.

 Ms. Laamanen offered examples of services, products and information available in the Internet. For example, medical information is quite commonly searched trough the net, and this is one reason why a network on OH&S will most probably be successful. Only 50% of the Internet users are native English speakers, but over 70% of the pages are made in English. It is the prevailing Internet language, which should be taken into regard when planning a home page.

 One should be cautious when evaluating the reliability and correctness of information available in the Internet. Pages should contain references to prove the reliability of the information presented. Most of the information is not available to the general public, but needs passwords to be accessed. Intranets are common inside organisations, and extranet is commonly used for limited information dissemination.

 The Estonian home page in the Baltic Sea Network (BSN) is structured in a user-friendly way, and there is already a lot information available in these pages. Some technical improvements might be in order to lessen the time it takes to download data. There are some main questions that one should consider when setting up a site. First, what will be the technique used to construct the pages, and what will be the best structure in order for the pages to be user-friendly. Secondly, what kind of language (general vs. professional) and which languages should be used. To further develop the pages, one should offer the users a possibility to comment on the pages, for example, by installing a user questionnaire. The Bilbao OH&S pages offer an example how information and what kind of information on occupational health and safety matters might be presented. (http://europe.osha.eu.int/)

 Databases are easily disseminated through Internet. Magazines, newsletters, and training material are also commonly available in the Internet. Preparing the data for Internet might take some time, but it is worth the effort. There are also many free databases (PubMed, Toxline etc.) that might be linked to a network home page.

 Mr Keijo Halonen, FIOH, held a presentation on technical remarks, search tools and email use. He gave comparative remarks on many search engines, e.g. Altavista, www.google.com, www.northernlight.com and www.yahoo.com. Internet also offers free metasearch engines, such as Copernic-metasearch engine. A metasearch engine consults several search engines simultaneously. It is good to keep in mind that the engines find only a small part of the information available in the net. On the technical requirements for setting up Internet links and editing, Mr. Halonen remarked that speed is essential for data transfer nowadays.

 E-mail is a commonly used communication method of today and it is as official as any other written communication. Few basic principles when using e-mail was mentioned, concerning the possibility to forward messages, responding time (within 24 hrs), importance to use the subject line and write short messages, beware of viruses in attachment documents and that all email messages may be followed.

 Today Internet portals, which are composed of links to all relevant actors and information on a specific field of interest, are popular. For example, FIOH is currently discussing the establishment of a portal. OSHNET is an example of occupational health portal in the European level.

 Next, the group discussed on preparation of the Network Policy Statement and Action Plan. Dr. Kurppa commented that the earlier group work proved that there are no major discrepancies between the participants regarding the goals, purposes, functions, or administration of the network.

 The participants decided to establish the Estonian National Network on Occupational Health and Safety Information. It was decided that Ms. Reet Pruul and Ms. Ester Rünkla, from the Working Environment Department of the Ministry of Social Affairs, and Dr. Eva Tammaru from the OH Centre would act as the Secretariat of the National Network.

 The group welcomed task forces for concrete collaboration projects, and discussed about the publication of scientific research results in the Internet. It was concluded that there is no need to set restrictions in this respect.

 Some of the participating organisations already have home pages, but many of the smaller organisations/units will need technical help to set up the pages. It was agreed that the Secretariat will find out how many organisations need technical help, and what kind of training might be needed in order to set up the technical capacity necessary for the National Network. The Secretariat also agreed to make enquires on how the training might be financed and arranged, and inform the Steering Committee of the Twinning Project of the need for such support.

 Dr Kimmo Räsänen, FIOH, described the three Survey studies to be arranged in connection with the Twinning project. The survey projects will address 1) employers and employees, 2) occupational health professionals, and 3) training organisations and university teachers.

 Group works on generation of the Estonian Directory on organizations with occupational health and safety responsibilities were made. The questionnaire for collecting the information for the Directory was founded agreeable. It was agreed that each member organisation should appoint a contact person. Updating of the information available in the Network should be done at least twice a year. Each organisation should update information when changes occur.

 Other organisations, such as pedagogical universities/institutes, employers unions, trade unions (in minimum central unions), non-governmental professional associations and commercial trade chamber should be invited to join, just to mention a few.

 The Seminar was considered to be very successful. It was agreed to establish the Network, to draft a Policy Statement, to agree on the operating principles and actions to be taken, and to initiate the production of a National Directory.

 It was agreed that the official name of the Network in Estonian will be “Töötervishoiu infovörk”. The name in English will be “the Estonian Network on Occupational Health and Safety Information”.

 The Policy Statement of the Network will be drafted by the Secretariat, with the help of the Finnish experts. It will be distributed to the members for comments, and discussed again in the follow-up seminar.

 It was agreed that the follow-up meeting will be arranged in May 2001 as a one day meeting. The Secretariat will process the directory questionnaires, clarify training needs and suggest training arrangements, and new organisations will be invited to join.

 A list of actions needed:

 -Consulting the drafting of the Policy Statement /Dr. Kurppa

-Translating the Organisational Profile into Estonian and sending both English and Estonian versions of the for

(together with a filled-in model) to the member organisations, supervising the return of filled-in forms to the Secretariat

/the Secretariat

-Consulting with compiling the National Directory/Dr. Kurppa

-Preparing a strategy for organizing training to the network officials at each member organisation for providing them with

skills to establish a WWW homepage, to edit information and materials into .html format, and to put the information

available via the member organisation's WWW pages. The Steering Committee of the Twinning Project needs to be

informed about this essential need, which is not in the Covenant. /PAA, the Secretariat

- Getting the employers' and workers' organisations to join the network as members. The Steering Committee's

assistance needs to be requested. /PAA, the Secretariat

- The follow-up meeting will be organised in May 2001 to discuss the Policy Statement Draft, to discuss the need for an

advisory committee (for interim, could be the EST-FIN Steering Committee), the organisational profiles, and status of

technical WWW skills, status of the establishment of WWW home pages at member organisations.) /PAA, the

Secretariat