Case: Becoming a zero-accident workplace

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Our goal is to be an accident-free workplace. To achieve this goal, occupational safety is managed systematically. Personnel competence, activity and awareness related to occupational safety is increased and safety-promoting working methods are systematically developed. All accidents and hazardous situations are investigated.

We are committed to the following occupational safety principles:

  1. Safety comes first
  2. Posti’s directors and supervisors are responsible for occupational safety management
  3. Safety starts with me
  4. We are committed to working together throughout the organization to develop our safety
  5. Workplace safety improvement at Posti is consistent and systematic

In promoting safety at work, our focus is on proactive measures. When occupational safety is perceived as a shared goal that everyone is responsible for, it is no longer dependent on monitoring and supervision.

Making safety observations and implementing corrective actions in response to the observations is part of day-to-day management and continuous improvement. In 2019, the personnel reported a total of 10,586 (13,463) safety observations. The figure covers our operations in Finland and Estonia.

We monitor the frequency of occupational accidents that lead to absences by using the LTA1 indicator (occupational accidents per million working hours). The LTA1 of Finnish operations was 44 (43). The corresponding figure for the Group as a whole was 39 (37). The Group’s accident frequency indicator for the comparison year 2018 was restated from 32 to 37 due to an adjustment to the calculation method.

The changes are primarily attributable to a change in the calculation boundary following the Transval acquisition, which means the figures are not directly comparable with the previous year. The figures include occupational accidents that occurred during working hours and led to an absence of at least one day. The figures do not include accidents suffered by partners or leased employees.

Serious occupational accidents leading to an absence of more than one month decreased in the Group by 34% (12%) compared to the previous year.

Occupational safety highlights in 2019