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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 programme a finnish social partners initiative in the chemical industry

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

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Co operation between social partners in finland

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

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

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 project1

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

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 care safety 24h

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 care safety 24h1

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 programme a finnish social partners initiative in the chemical industry1

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

Thank you!

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