Our Communications team answers journalists’ questions between 9.00 am and 4.00 pm from Monday to Friday at [email protected] Enquiries relating to occupational safety and health can be sent directly to occupational safety and health information officers at [email protected]  

Our customer service will provide advice, if your enquiry relates to a specific case, such as your or your organisation’s licence. You will find the contact information for customer service on our website: Customer service.

Media enquiries

  • Regional Communications Managers:
    • Southern Finland: Johanna Koskela, tel. +358 (0)29 501 6131
    • Eastern Finland: Auli Posti, tel. +358 (0)29 501 6854
    • Lapland: Anne Leinonen, tel. +358 (0)29 501 7313
    • Southwestern Finland: Mari Kaarnavaara-Puutio, tel. +358 (0)295 016 410
    • Western and Inland Finland: [email protected]
    • Northern Finland: Alpo Merilä, tel. +358 (0)29 501 7530 
  • Head of Unit: Heli Mikkelä, tel. +358 (0) 295 016 818
  • Occupational safety and health enquiries, tel. +358 (0)295 018 633  

Information about COVID-19 restrictions:

  • See our page (only in Finnish and Swedish): frequently asked questions, regional press releases, coronainfo
  • COVID-19 helpline: tel. +358 (0)29 501 6666 (Monday–Friday, 8.00–11.30 am and 12.30–4.00 pm), email: [email protected]  
  • COVID-19 communications for media: [email protected] 

Photographs for the media  

Representatives of the media can download photographs at, including pictures of our Directors-General. Please do not manipulate our photographs for your own purposes without permission. Please also refrain from using them inappropriately or distastefully. Our photographs cannot be used for commercial purposes.  

Regional State Administrative Agencies on social media  


  • Twitter: @AVItwiittaa   
  • Twitter: @tervettatyota  (Occupational Safety and Health Administration)  
  • Twitter: @saavutettava  (web accessibility)  
  • Twitter: @AVIrahanpesu  (enforcement of the Anti-Money Laundering Act)  
  • Twitter: @AVIKirjasto  (libraries)  
  • Twitter: @avikouluttaa  (education)  
  • Twitter: @RFVbildning  (Swedish-language education)  
  • Twitter: @esavisosiaali  (Regional State Administrative Agency for Southern Finland, health and social services)  


  • Facebook: Regional State Administrative Agencies   
  • Facebook: Occupational Safety and Health Administration   
  • Facebook: Regional State Administrative Agencies, youth work   
  • Facebook: Regional State Administrative Agencies, schools and nurseries   
  • Facebook: Regional State Administrative Agencies, libraries   
  • Facebook: Regional State Administrative Agencies, Swedish-language education   

Other channels  

  • YouTube: Regional State Administrative Agencies   
  • LinkedIn: Regional State Administrative Agencies    
  • Instagram: Regional State Administrative Agencies   


  • Twitter: @soile_lahti  (Soile Lahti, Regional State Administrative Agency for Eastern Finland)  
  • Twitter: @KaisaAinasoja  (Kaisa Ainasoja, Regional State Administrative Agency for Lapland)  
  • Twitter: @TeSavolainen  (Terttu Savolainen, Regional State Administrative Agency for Northern Finland)  
  • Twitter: @MLuukanen  (Mikael Luukanen, Regional State Administrative Agency for Southwestern Finland) 
  • Twitter: @m_pukkinen  (Marko Pukkinen, Regional State Administrative Agency for Western and Inland Finland)  
  • Twitter: @MerjaEkqvist  (Merja Ekqvist, Regional State Administrative Agency for Southern Finland), Facebook: Director-General Merja Ekqvist