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Jukka Sakari Takala

international civil servant

Jukka Sakari Takala, Finnish international civil servant. Named Commander of the Most Noble Order of the Crown of Thailand, 1986. Ensign Finnish Army, 1965-1966. Member International Commission of Occptl. Health, International Ergonomics Association.


Takala, Jukka Sakari was born October 20, 1946 in Helsinki, Finland. Son of Unto and Frideborg (Nyman) Takala.


Master of Science, Helsinki University of Tech., 1970; Licenciate of technical, Tampere University of Tech., 1991; Doctor of Tech., Tampere University of Tech., 1992.


Design engineer Kastor Oy, Helsinki, 1968-1970; assistant teacher Helsinki University of Tech., 1971-1973; factory inspector, safety engineer Ministry of Health, Finland, 1973; chief of bureau Ministry of Labour/Health, Finland, 1973-1978, 81-83; chief technical adviser International Labour Organization, Nairobi, 1978-1981, Bangkok, 1983-1986; chief of International Occupational Safety and Health Information Center CIS International Labour Office, since 1986, chief occupational safety and health branch, since 1996; Editor-in-chief Safety and Health at Work, 1986-1996; co-editor Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics, since 1994; author: Safety and Health Information Systems, 1992; author/co-author chapters to books and contributor articles to professional journals.


  • International Commission of Occptl. Health

  • International Ergonomics Association


  • Other Interests

    Safety and health, work environment, information technology. Computers, video photography.


Spouse Stina Carita Vasamies, December 28, 1968.