4 May 2018

“This year’s member interest in safety level classifications was unprecedented: we received a record number of applications, 103 altogether. The classifications are fairly evenly distributed across the three categories, but again many of them achieved the top category. Zero accidents is once again possible: of those who applied for safety level classifications, 23 made it to zero accidents says Jari Haijanen, Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Zero Accident Forum, and Safety Manager at Sappi Ltd

The workplaces that succeeded in safety level classifications have established, common, regular safety practices. They make safety visible in everyday work and the issue becomes that of the whole workplace. Good practices, which seem to support positive safety development, are for example, management safety tours, workplaces’ 15 minutes of safety, and everyone’s participation in safety observations.

Each year, the Zero Accident Forum awards safety level classifications to its member workplaces that have successfully promoted their occupational safety. The awarding of a safely level classification follows an examination of the frequency and seriousness of occupational accidents at the workplace. Systems for investigating occupational accidents and reporting dangerous situations must also be in order.

At the Kiss My Safety – Safety is about insight seminar on 15.5-16.5 in Turku, the workplaces that have received safety level classifications will describe how they have succeeded in improving their occupational safety. The seminar programme also contains many other interesting presentations on how to improve occupational safety and well-being at work.

Media representatives are welcome at the seminar.

Seimnar programme: www.ttl.fi/nollis18.

Media registration by 9.5.2018: FIOH Communications, Tiina Kaksonen, Specialist, tiina.kaksonen@ttl.fi, tel. 050 364 3158




LEVEL I – At the world’s forefront (28 workplaces)

Forssan Verkkopalvelut*

Ahlstrom Glassfibre, Mikkeli factory*

Ahlstrom Tampere, Tampere factory*

Boliden Harjavalta


CP Kelco.*

Freeport Cobalt

GE Power Finland*

Helen Electricity Network. *

City of Helsinki, Audit Department*


Kraton Chemical*

Leca Finland*

LIS Group*

Marioff Corporation

Prefere Resins Finlan.

Rolls Royce (Finland)*

Sandvik Mining and Construction, Tampere

Skanska Building Construction, Northern Finland

Steris Finn-Aqua

Suominen Nonwovens.*

ThyssenKrupp Aerospace Finland*

Trinseo Suomi, Hamina*

Finnish Institute of Occupational Health*

UPM Plywood Ltd., Pellos 1 Plywood Mill*

UPM Plywood Ltd., Savonlinna Plywood Mill*



LEVEL II – Approaching the world’s forefront (28 workplaces)

Aurubis Finland


DS Smith Packaging Finland

Eaton Power Quality Ltd.

Ensto Finland

Essity Finland

Gasum Finland corporation

Helen Ltd.

Huurre Finland


KONE Industrial Ltd., Lift factory

Lahti Energia corporation

Lappeenrannan Energia

LVI Dahl Ltd.

National Land Survey of Finland

Mölnlycke Health Care Finland

Orion Corporation

Gustav Paulig


Patria Land Systems

PerkinElmer Wallac, Turku

Sandvik Mining and Construction, Turku Factory

Savon Voima Plc

Stena Recycling

Synthomer Finland*

Turku Vocational College Foundation*

UPM Plywood Ltd., Pellos 2 Plywood Mill*


LEVEL III -Heading for the world’s forefront (22 workplaces)




Evonik Silica Finland


Golder Associates


Meyer Turku Ltd.

Primo Finland

Peikko Finland

Ponsse Plc


Roal Ltd.

Santasalo Gears

Stora Enso, Metsä

Suomen Energia-Urakointi

Tampereen Sähkölaitos Ltd.

Turku Repair Yard Ltd.

UPM Plywood Ltd., Joensuu Plywood Mill

UPM Plywood Ltd., Kalso  Veneer Mill

Yara Suomi

* =  Achieved zero accidents in 2017

The Zero Accident 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 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, Director of Zero Accident Forum, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health,  tiina-mari.monni@ttl.fi, tel. +358 50 433 1607

Jari Haijanen, Safety Manager, Sappi Finland I Ltd., Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Zero-Accident Forum, jari.haijanen@sappi.com, tel. +358 50 598 7603



Accident statistics: Workers’ Compensation Center