3 May 2017
Press release 25/2017
“Zero thinking is a mindset that requires genuine commitment and practical actions in everyday work. It is about caring, and genuine collaboration. It brings about inevitable results, as these excellent achievements once gain show,” says Jari Haijanen, Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Zero Accident Forum, and Safety Manager at Sappi Ltd.
Each year, the Zero Accident Forum awards safety level classifications to their 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 a workplace. In addition, systems for investigating occupational accidents and reporting dangerous situations must be in order.
Finland suffers 100 000 occupational accidents per year, of which 20 are fatal. The majority of these could be avoided, if enough care and attention was given to occupational safety.
The Turvallisuus on välittämistä (Safety is caring) seminar on 16.5 in Lahti will feature three workplaces that have been awarded a safety level classification: Patria Land Systems Ltd., Meyer Turku Ltd. and Arkea Ltd. They will reveal the ways in which they have succeeded in improving their occupational safety. The seminar will also host discussions on how the vision zero concept could also be applied to bullying.
*Media representatives are welcome to attend the daytime programme. Seminar programme (in Finnish): www.nollis.fi/seminaari.
The following workplaces were awarded an occupational safety level category
LEVEL I – In world’s forefront (31 workplaces)
Ahlstrom Tampere Ltd.*
Aikawa Fiber Technologies Ltd. *
Arizona Chemical Ltd. *
Bosch Rexroth Ltd. *
Celsa Steel Service Ltd. *
City of Helsinki, Audit department *
Eaton Power Quality Ltd.
Forchem Ltd. *
Formica Iki Ltd.
GE Power Finland Ltd. *
Helen Electricity Network Ltd. *
Huntsman P&A Finland Ltd. *
Hydac Ltd. *
KONE Industrial Ltd. Lift factory
National Land Survey of Finland
Patria Land Systems Ltd.
Prefere Resins Finland Ltd. *
Rudus Ltd. *
Sandvik Mining and Construction Ltd., Tampere
Skanska Building construction Northern Finland *
STERIS Finn-Aqua *
Stora Enso Packaging Ltd.
Suomen Karbonaatti Ltd. *
Suominen Nonwovens Ltd. *
thyssenkrupp Aerospace Finland Ltd. *
Turku Vocational College Foundation *
UPM Plywood Ltd, Kalso Veneer Mill *
UPM Plywood Ltd. Pellos 3 Plywood Mill *
UPM Seikku Sawmill *
LEVEL II – Approaching world’s forefront (21 workplaces)
Caverion Suomi Ltd. Industrial solutions
CP Kelco Ltd.
Freeport Cobalt Ltd.
Gustav Paulig Ltd.
Hexion Ltd. *
Kemira Chemicals Ltd., Äetsä
Meyer Turku Ltd.
Neste Jacobs Ltd. *
Oulun Energia Urakointi Ltd.
PerkinElmer Wallac Ltd., Turku
Port of Rauma Ltd. *
Sandvik Mining and Construction Finland Ltd.
Sandvik Mining and Construction Ltd., Turku factory
Stora Enso PLC Imatra factories
Sulzer Pumps Finland Ltd.
LEVEL III – Heading for world’s forefront (9 workplaces)
Ahlstrom Glassfibre Ltd., Mikkeli factory
Golder Associates Ltd.
Mäkelä Alu Ltd.
Sappi Finland I Ltd.
Stena Recycling Ltd.
Tampereen Sähkölaitos Ltd.
UPM Plywood Oy, Joensuu Plywood Mill
* = Achieved zero accidents in 2016
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 close to 370 workplaces from all over Finland, and is co-ordinated by the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health.
Want to know more? Contact:
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
Tiina-Mari Monni, Product Manager of Zero Accident Forum, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, firstname.lastname@example.org, tel. +358 50 433 1607