Stora Enso improves safety performance
Turning Safety Around: Stora Enso Veitsiluoto tackles the cause head-on with DuPont Sustainable Solutions
For years, Finnish pulp and paper manufacturer Stora Enso had achieved ever decreasing Lost Time Accident (LTA) rates. But in 2010 things changed. First, safety performance at its Veitsiluoto mill in Kemi plateaued, and then incidents began multiplying. There was nothing dramatic the company could pinpoint. Causes were common – slips, trips and falls, but some had serious consequences. The company noticed it was not only the number of accidents that was on the rise, but also their gravity.
After months of further incidents and a rise in its insurance premium, Stora Enso Veitsiluoto eventually decided to call in a specialist for advice. It was aware of safety improvements achieved by other companies in conjunction with DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS), a work safety management consultancy, and asked them to carry out an assessment of the Veitsiluoto site.
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