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Safety 24h Programme A Finnish Social Partners initiative in the chemical industry. Chemicals Policy, REACH and Health and Safety in Central and Eastern Europe 23rd / 24th March 2006 Prague, Czech Republic Aimo KASTINEN Chemical Industry Federation of Finland.

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Safety 24h ProgrammeA Finnish Social Partners initiative in the chemical industry

Chemicals Policy, REACH and Health and Safety in Central and Eastern Europe23rd / 24th March 2006 Prague, Czech Republic

Aimo KASTINEN

Chemical Industry Federation of Finland

AK/23.3.2006 www.chemind.fi


Co-operation between Social Partners in Finland

  • Tradition

  • Workplace level – OSH organisation

  • Confederation&Branch organisations level

  • Centre for Occupational Safety, incl. Chemical Industry Safety Committee

  • The Finnish Work Environment Fund

  • Research Organisations

  • EHS Authorities –Legislation and Development

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Co-operation in the Chemical Industry

  • Under the umbrella of Social Partners; Responsibility for the Chemical Industry issues and in the Chemicals Safety questions

  • Need for bilateral projects at branch level

  • First EHS project together in early 90´s; Better knowledge and information on Environment Protection

  • In line with the Responsible Care programme; Stakeholder Engagement

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Safety 24h Project

  • High level meeting 2000

  • Chemical Industry Federation (CIF)

    Safety, zero accident goal

  • Chemical Workers´ Union (CWU)

    Well being at work

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Safety 24h Project

  • Common understanding for an OHS project

  • Opening seminar November 2001

  • Company and site projects; 200 people in 41 company level projects

  • Topics: management and indicators, attitudes, reporting and research, risk assesment

  • Managed together by CIF and CWU; horizontal co-operation between company WG´s

  • End report and closing seminar November 2002

  • European Agency for Safety and Health at Work Award 2003

  • Seminars 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007

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Responsible Care (RC) Agreement between CIF and Trade Union Organisations in 2003

  • Established at highest level between CIF and all three Trade Unions (blue collar, white collars)

  • Implementation by an advisory body

  • Decisions by CIF

  • Safety 24h under the umbrella of RC

  • RC widens the scope of co-operation from OHS to all EHS issues

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Responsible CareSafety 24h

  • Lessons learned from CIF point of view:

    • CWU ready for positive co-operation

    • CIF and CWU have common interests

    • Joint forces means more than double resources

    • CWU: Strengthen the commitment of company employees in EHS activities

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Responsible CareSafety 24h

  • Lessons learned from CWU point of view by Mr Kari Mäkelä, CWU OHS Executive :

    • CIF ready for positive co-operation

    • Both parties can learn from each other on the organisation level and company level

    • Regular work together increases the trust

    • In the global economy the parties have more common interests on the national and local level

    • Co-operation improves the imago of the chemical industry

    • The best results on the OHS+E field are attainable by co-operation on different levels

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Safety 24h ProgrammeA Finnish Social Partners initiative in the chemical industry

Thank you!

AK/23.3.2006 www.chemind.fi


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