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, email@example.com, tel. 050 364 3158
LEVEL I – At the world’s forefront (28 workplaces)
Ahlstrom Glassfibre, Mikkeli factory*
Ahlstrom Tampere, Tampere factory*
GE Power Finland*
Helen Electricity Network. *
City of Helsinki, Audit Department*
Prefere Resins Finlan.
Rolls Royce (Finland)*
Sandvik Mining and Construction, Tampere
Skanska Building Construction, Northern Finland
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)
DS Smith Packaging Finland
Eaton Power Quality Ltd.
Gasum Finland corporation
KONE Industrial Ltd., Lift factory
Lahti Energia corporation
LVI Dahl Ltd.
National Land Survey of Finland
Mölnlycke Health Care Finland
Patria Land Systems
PerkinElmer Wallac, Turku
Sandvik Mining and Construction, Turku Factory
Savon Voima Plc
Turku Vocational College Foundation*
UPM Plywood Ltd., Pellos 2 Plywood Mill*
LEVEL III -Heading for the world’s forefront (22 workplaces)
Evonik Silica Finland
Meyer Turku Ltd.
Stora Enso, Metsä
Tampereen Sähkölaitos Ltd.
Turku Repair Yard Ltd.
UPM Plywood Ltd., Joensuu Plywood Mill
UPM Plywood Ltd., Kalso Veneer Mill
* = 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, firstname.lastname@example.org, tel. +358 50 433 1607
Jari Haijanen, Safety Manager, Sappi Finland I Ltd., Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Zero-Accident Forum, email@example.com, tel. +358 50 598 7603
Accident statistics: Workers’ Compensation Center