Occupational safety level classifications granted – interest continues to grow through themed days and partnerships

The Vision Zero Forum has once again granted occupational safety level classifications to member workplaces. In this year's application round, 108 workplaces were recognized, of which 48 had zero accidents. Our annual seminar in May will offer another good opportunity to share occupational safety practices by networking.
Joukko rakennusmiehiä keskustelee rakennustyömaalla.

Finnish Institute of Occupational Health media release 15 April 2024

The growing interest in ratings demonstrates that occupational safety and its development are valued. The Vision Zero Forum has clarified the values on the basis of which the network can work to continuously improve occupational safety. The agreed upon values are openness, learning together and encouraging each other.

“Many workplaces have organized occupational safety themed days and weeks, at which occupational safety is emphasized at workplaces. This is an effective way to promote matters and put them into practice,” says Mika Vallius, Chairman of the Vision Zero Forum steering group.

“The activities demonstrate a desire to learn from others and a positive spirit to encourage others to develop safety.

Partnerships spread the importance of occupational safety

Co-operation plays a key role in the promotion of occupational safety. The forum's member companies have understood safety thinking to be so valuable that they wish to also spread it beyond their own workplace.

“The level classification round has highlighted the enthusiasm to share occupational safety lessons not only between an individual group's various locations, but also between different workplaces that participate in the forum,” says Tiina-Mari Monni, Director of the Vision Zero Forum, Development Manager at the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health.

“Co-operation and openness are reflected in the fact that the workplaces have jointly drawn up safety ground rules. In addition to company locations, occupational safety development covers subcontracting chains and networks of contractors.

Safety ground rules put safety first

The safety ground rules, the Life Saving Rules, have gained ground more widely in member companies. They ensure a common understanding and desire to prioritize safety thinking in practical work.

At the heart of the forum's activities is Vision Zero, a concept that represents a long-term commitment and positive attitude to promoting work, safety, health and well-being. The forum already has more than 550 member companies.

“All workplaces are welcome as members. At member workplaces, improving occupational safety is a continuous activity regardless of the initial level,” Monni emphasizes.

The Vision Zero Forum offers its members a national and regional member network. Together, the network promotes a positive safety culture and relays the latest information on trends in occupational safety.

The network also shares comparative data and best practices, and produces tools and materials for succeeding at work.

The spring seminar offers a good opportunity to get started in occupational safety networking. A seminar called “Turvallisuus on työn kehittämistä” (Safety is the development of work) will be held at Verkatehdas in Hämeenlinna on 21–22 May.

More information and seminar registration: Vision Zero Forum seminar | Finnish Institute of Occupational Health (ttl.fi)

Vision Zero Forum

Further information

  • Tiina-Mari Monni, Development Manager, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Director of the Vision Zero Forum, tiina-mari.monni [at] ttl.fi, tel. +358 (0) 50 433 1607
  • Mika Vallius, Chairperson of the steering group for the Vision Zero Forum, mika.vallius [at] thermofisher.com, tel. +358 (0) 40 648 1886
  • www.nollis.fi

108 workplaces with an occupational safety level classification

*) workplace with zero accidents in 2023

Level I – World leading (59 workplaces)

Ahlstrom Glassfibre Oy Karhula factory*

Ahlstrom Tampere Oy*

Installation N&H Service Oy*

Bakelite Oy*

Bayer Oy*

Bosch Rexroth Oy*



Cimcorp Oy*

Danisco Sweeteners Oy*

Digita Oy

Elenia Verkko Oyj*

Forchem Oyj*

Gasum Oy Group

Helen Oy*

Helen Sähköverkko Oy*

Hydac Oy*

If P&C Insurance Plc, Finnish branch*

Jervois Finland Oy

Kekkilä Oy*

Kiwa Finland

Kongsberg Maritime Finland Oy

Metso Finland Oy – Lappeenranta office*

Mäkelä Alu Oy*

Neova konserni Suomi*

Neste Oyj

Omya Oy*

Oy Paulig Finland AB

Piristeel Oy*

Pori Energia Oy

Prefere Resins Finland Oy*

Pyhäsalmi Mine Oy*

Radiometer Turku Oy

Roal Oy*

Sallila Energia Oy (Sallila Sähkönsiirto Oy, Sallila Energiapalvelut Oy)*

Sandvik Mining and Construction Finland Oy*

Sandvik Mining and Construction Oy, Tampere*

Sandvik Mining and Construction Oy, Turku factory

Savon Voima Plc*

SK Protect Oy*

Skanska Infra Oy*

Skanska Talonrakennus Oy, Eastern Finland*

Speweld Service Oy*

Stalatube Oy*

TAO, Turun Ammattiopistosäätiö*

Tapaturva Oy*

Tervakoski Oy

Thermo Fisher Scientific Oy, Joensuu factory

ThyssenKrupp Aerospace Finland Oy*

Tmi Tiina Lius*

Trinseo Suomi Oy, Hamina*

Finnish Institute of Occupational Health*

UPM Seikku Saw*

Vaisala Oyj

Valmet Automotive EV Power Oy Uusikaupunki*

Valmet Flow Control Oy

Vexve Oy*

Viafin GAS Oy*

Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency*


Level II – Towards world leading (34 workplaces)

Aimo Kortteen Konepaja Oy

Alutec Oy

Anora Group (Altia Oyj)


Caverion Suomi Oy

Coor Service Management Oy

Danfoss Drives Oy

David Brown Santasalo Finland Oy

DHL Supply Chain (Finland) Oy*

Genencor International Oy*

Geological Survey of Finland

Hartela-yhtiöt Oy

Municipal federation of the hospital district of Helsinki and Uusimaa

ISS Palvelut Oy

Kotkan Energia Oy

Metso Finland Oy, Tampere

Metsä Fibre Oy

Mölnlycke Health Care Oy

NCC Suomi Oy, Aluetoiminnot Länsi-Suomi

Oy Mirka AB

Oy Primo Finland AB

Promens Oy

Raumaster Paper Oy

Sodexo Oy

Stora Enso Oyj, Metsä

Suominen Kuitukankaat Oy

Teknikum-Yhtiöt Oy

Telinekataja Oy

Thales DIS Finland Oy

Valmet Automotive

Valta Siirto Oy*


Vimpelin Voima Oy*

Yara Suomi Oy, Uusikaupunki plants


Level III – One the path to world leading (15 workplaces)

Evonik Silica Finland Oy

Finnpilot Pilotage Oy

Kiertokapula Oy

Kiilto Oy

Lahti Energia Group

Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke)

Meyer Turku Oy

Mustankorkea Oy

Oras Oy

Oy Prevex AB

PunaMusta Media Oyj

Steveco Oy

Valio Oy

Voimatel Oy

VR Group

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