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Teuvo Uusitalo

Current position at VTT

Senior Research Scientist, Team Leader, Enterprise risk management

Research background and current research topics

Background: Safety management, risk analysis

Current interests: Enterprise risk management, critical infrastructure protection, security management, resilience, sustainability.

Current major research projects at VTT

Research related to risk management in service business and business networks, security management and sustainable value creation.


Licentiate of Technology in Safety Engineering, 1992, Tampere University of Technology
Master of Science in Engineering, 1986, Tampere University of Technology

Work history

VTT, Senior Research Scientist, Team Leader, Enterprise risk management, 2005 -
VTT Industrial Systems, Research Scientist, Risk management, 2001 - 2004
European Agency for Safety and Health at Work, Bilbao, Spain, Project manager, managing the Agency’s internet information network development, 1998 - 2001
Research scientist, Tampere University of Technology, development of occupational safety information services, 1994 - 1988
Associate Expert, International Labour Office (ILO), Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, Bangkok, Thailand, 1992 - 1994
Inspector, Technical Inspection Centre, Tampere, Finland, 1991
Research scientist, Tampere University of Technology, 1986 - 1991

Positions of trust and professional assignments

Member auditing group of the quality assurance audits of the Lahti Polytechnic (2006) and University of Oulu (2009).
Evaluator of the EU seventh framework programme security research proposals 2008.

Selected publications

Heikkilä, J.; Uusitalo, T.; Rantanen, E.; Lappalainen, J. Proactive and flexible safety management - resilience in Finland.
The 5th International Conference (WOS 2010). Roeros, NO, 7 - 10 Sept. 2010. WOS, 5th International Conference on the road to vision zero? Book of abstracts. NTNU Videre (2010), 6.

Kupi, E.; Keränen, J.; Mikkola, M.; Uusitalo, T. Integrating risk management into strategic planning in SMEs. European Safety and Reliability Conference, ESREL 2009. Prague, 7 - 10 Sept. 2009. Reliability, Risk and Safety: Theory and Applications. CRC Press. Leiden, NL (2009), 401 - 406.

Uusitalo, T.; Pentikäinen, H.; Koivisto, R. Critical infrastructure protection - emerging security risks of complex systems - today and tomorrow
Rouhiainen, Veikko (ed.), Scientific activities in Safety & Security 2009. VTT. Espoo (2009), 18-19.

Uusitalo, T.; Koivisto, R.; Schmitz, W. Proactive risk assessment of critical infrastructures. Joint ESREL 2008 and 17th SRA-Europe Conference. Valencia, Spain, 22 - 25 Sept. 2008. Safety, Reliability and Risk Analysis: Theory, Methods and Applications. European Safety and Reliability Association (ESRA). London (2008), 2511 - 2517.

Mikkonen, P.; Uusitalo, T. Risk management in the context of implementing integrated quality, safety and environment management systems.
11th International Symposium. Loss Prevention and Safety Promotion in the Process Industries, Loss Prevention 2004, 31 May - 3 June 2004, Praha. Czech Society of Chemical Engineering and the Working Party on Loss Prevention and Safety Promotion of the European Federation of Chemical Engineering. Praha (2004), 1339 - 1344.

Uusitalo, T. & Takala, J. 1998. Internet resources, news groups and home page addresses. In: Herzstein, J. A., Bubb, W.B., Fleming, L.E., Harrington, J.M., Jeyaratnam, J. & Gradner, I.R., International Occupational and Environmental Medicine. St. Louis, Missouri. Mosby Inc. s. 703-709.

Uusitalo, T. 1998. Internet as a tool for disseminating health and safety information. In: Surfing for Safety. Proceedings of the Information Technology for the Health and Safety Professionals, 20th- 21st April 1998, Belfast. Belfast. The Irish Branches of The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health. s. 22-25.

Uusitalo, T., Levä, K. & Pekkola, P. 1998. Occupational health and safety management system - How to integrate SMEs as a part of the total management system. International Symposium From Protection to Promotion, Occupational Health and Safety in Small-scale Enterprises, Helsinki, Finland, May 4-6, 1998.

Uusitalo, T. & Chowpradith, L. 1995. Internet as a tool for distribution of occupational health and safety information. Asian-Pacific Newsletter on Occupational Health and Safety 2, 2, s. 54-55.

Uusitalo, T. & Gold, D. 1994. Occupational safety and health auditing. Asian-Pasific Newsletter on Occupational Health and Safety 1, 2, s. 46-47.

Uusitalo, T. & Mattila, M. 1989. Evaluation of industrial safety practices in five industries. In: Mital, A. (ed.). Advances in industrial ergonomics and safety I. London. Taylor & Francis. s. 353-358.

For complete list of publications, see Teuvo Uusitalo’s publications in the VTT Publication Register.