4 June 2019
The safety level classifications were awarded to 92 workplaces from all over Finland. The aim of these classifications is to support long-term development at workplaces and to highlight positive examples.
The workplaces that achieve the safety level classifications constantly strive to find new ways in which to influence safety and health at work.
“Safety issues are communicated through, for example, monthly themes, notice boards and newsletters. Safety expertise has been reinforced through training staff in, for example, hazards in routine work and how to make safety observations. Some workplaces have even used their competitiveness pact hours for this”, says Tiina-Mari Monni, Director of the Vision Zero Forum
Responsibility for safety extends all the way to subcontractors
More emphasis has been placed on subcontractors. They are now informed and trained along with the main organization’s personnel. Subcontractors’ safety observations and notifications are also gathered and reported alongside those of the main organization.
The Vision Zero Forum’s annual safety level classifications are based on criteria set together with the member workplaces. Issues such as workplace accident frequency and the seriousness of accidents are examined, and investigations into accidents and systems for reporting incidents must be in order.
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The following workplaces were awarded an occupational safety level I classification:
LEVEL I – At the world’s forefront (31 workplaces)
Ahlstrom-Munksjö Glassfibre Oy, Karhula plant
Ami Foundation, Amiedu
Eaton Power Quality Oy
Evonik Silica Finland Oy
Freeport Cobalt Oy
Forssan Verkkopalvelut Oy
Kraton Chemical Oy
Prefere Resins Finland Oy
Pyhäsalmi Mine Oy
Port of Rauma Oy
Rolls Royce Oy Ab
Sandvik Mining and Construction Oy
Sandvik Mining and Construction Oy, Turku Factory
SK Protect Oy
Stena Recycling Oy
Synthomer Finland Oy
Turku Vocational College Foundation
Trinseo Suomi Oy, Hamina
Westenergy Oy Ab
ViskoTeepak Oy Ab
The Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency
Yara Suomi Oy Siilinjärvi
The Vision Zero Forum is a network of workplaces, the aim of which is the continuous development of occupational safety and well-being at work, and the dissemination of good practices. The Forum has been in operation since 2003 It currently consists of over 400 workplaces from all over Finland, which covers over 16% of the employed workforce in Finland. The Forum’s activities are co-ordinated by the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health.
Want to know more? Contact:
Tiina-Mari Monni, Product Manager and Director of the Vision Zero Forum, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, firstname.lastname@example.org, tel. 050 433 1607