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On this page you find all information related to safety which is important for you to know and be aware about. Please always follow our safety instructions.

8 life saving rules

1. Always wear a seat belt in a vehicle

2. Never exceed the speed limit or use a mobile phone without hands-free when driving

3. Never drive or work under the influence of drugs or alcohol

4. Always work under a valid work permit when required

5. Always use safety gear when working at heights

6. Always verify the isolation of energy sources before starting the work

7. Never bypass or break safety critical equipment

8. Never walk or stand close to working

Pictogram of safety west


Safety goals

  • Our goal is zero accidents in everything we do
  • One safety observation/person, also service providers
  • Demanding lifting work requires a lifting plan and an assembly inspection for mobile cranes
  • Work permit for each job
  • A written risk assessment for a job must be done before the work begins and the worker must have it with them when the work is performed
  • Safety rounds are scheduled ahead of time and carried out according to the schedule. Follow-up at shutdown meetings
  • The main supplier of the work for the investment and major repair work must draw up a written safety plan

Repeated failure to obey safety rules results to a removal of the person from the mill area for a year.

Safety personnel

  • Camilla Ahlblad, Safety and Security Manager, Stora Enso, p. +358 40 549 8427 
  • Sami Kortelainen, Mill Service Manager, Stora Enso, p. +358 2046 34510

Safety training

To be allowed to work in the mill area, you must have completed:

  • an occupational safety card
  • Stora Enso's general safety induction
  • Veitsiluoto Mills' local safety induction
  • department-specific safety briefing

You can complete Stora Enso's general safety induction and Veitsiluoto Mills' local safety induction in the following address:

Password: sesafety

The general induction takes around an hour to complete. The local induction takes around 10 min and it must be completed in one go for it to be saved. The completed induction is valid for two years.

The department-specific safety briefing takes place at the mill.

Personal protective equipment

Always when working at the mill:

  • helmet
  • protective goggles (sealed model if required), also when moving around outside
  • protective gloves
  • hearing protection
  • protective footwear
  • high visibility clothing EN 471-2 (when moving around outside or in warehouse)
  • long-sleeved work clothing

Protective clothing according to the situation.

When handling chemicals, chemical pipelines and chemical equipment, a full protective mask must be worn and the instructions of the safety data sheet must be adhered to.

Basic work clothes in maintenance, service and installation work are a work jacket and/or long- sleeved work shirt and trousers, bib-and-brace overall combination outfit or coverall. The protective clothing must be worn so that the outfit covers both the upper and lower body, neck, arms and legs.

When using a personnel lifting device, fall protection must be worn and a safety rope must be attached in order to prevent falling.

Full face mask with ABEK-P3 filter for gases.

At least an FFP3 class mask is required at the effluent treatment plant.

A welding helmet for welding and ALWAYS a fresh air breathing apparatus in stainless steel welding.

Concentration meter in all confined spaces, also in other work if required.

NB! Special mandatory equipments:

• respirator at vaste water treatment area
• oxygen indicator working in tanks and other confined spaces
• at least one hydrogen sulfide indicator for each group working at
- vaste water treatment area
- woodchips terminal area
- pulp mill’s cooking, sorting and
- evaporating departments
• at least one chlorine dioxide indicator for each group working at pulp mill’s bleaching plant

Lifting and tools

  • Special lifting requires written lifting plans
  • Written commissioning inspections must be carried out for mobile cranes
  • Daily commissioning inspections for personnel lifting devices are carried out by the supervisors of the company using the device and under the supervision of whom the user of the device works.
  • The supervisors of the company using the personnel lifting device grant the permits to its personnel to use the device. The permit is recorded in, for example, a notebook from where the granting of the permit can be checked before the device is taken into use.
  • The lifting tools must be in good shape and inspected


  • Scaffolding must only be built according to building safety regulations, such as work scaffold ramps: Government Decree on the Safety of Construction Work (205/2009), chapter 11 (see: section 64) and chapter 12 (see: section 67)
  • The inspected scaffolding must include a scaffold tag
  • The commissioning inspection is carried out by the builder of the scaffolding and by the scaffolding contractor or their representative
  • Work carried out at height is done using suitable scaffolding or a personnel lifting device. A leaning ladder must not be used as a work platform.
  • A-frame ladders must not be used if the work re- quires the use of electrical tools or tools requiring the use of force.
  • Before using an A-frame ladder, check that the legs of the ladder are resting on a hard and level surface.

Restricting the work area

Sufficient work site area restrictions must be in place when carrying out lifting work, personnel lifting device work and other work that requires restricting the area. Suppliers must be equipped with adequate marking and restricting equipment when coming to work.

Preparing for emergency situations


  • The supplier must have sufficient first aid equipment and trained personnel at the site
  • If necessary, there are first aid equipment in the garages and control rooms
  • At the start of the work, you must familiarize yourself with the area's emergency showers and eye rinsing points


In addition to minimum fire extinguishing equipment and protective equipment, persons carrying out hot work must be equipped with at least one 25-39 mm / 20 m fire hose with a 2" claw connector and a matching nozzle.

Gas hazard

  • The supplier brings the required personal protective equipment and concentration meters to the worksite
  • When work starts at the worksite, workers must familiarise themselves with the area's fire and emergency instructions and the location of the defibrillators in the mill area
  • Review how to call for help and the locations of the gas shelters beforehand. In emergencies, always call 112.

Always inform work supervisor in case of accidents and safety observations

Hazardous chemicals in the mill area

Dangerous chemicals at the mill
 Chemical      In-storage form  Hazard level  Purpose  First aid
 Phosphoric acid  Liquid  Irritating, corrosive  Wastewater treatment  Rinse with plenty of water (15–30 min)
 Oxygen   Liquid  Oxidizing, corrosive  Oxygen bleaching, wastewater treatment  
 Hypochlorite  Liquid  Toxic, hazardous to the environment  Water treatment  
 Chlorine dioxide  Liquid/gas  Toxic, hazardous to the environment  Used in a process  Difficulty breathing – use artifical respiration with 100 % oxygen. Rinse skin and eyes with water.
 Black liquor  Liquid  Irritating  Is formed in a process, fuel  Skin: rinse with plenty of water 15 min at least
 Caustic soda (lye)  Liquid  Very corrosive  Manufacturing of cooking chemicals  Breathing: move patient into fresh air. Rinse with plenty of water 30 min
 Sulphur dioxide  Liquid/gas  Toxic  Formed in a process  Breathing: move patient into fresh air. Rinse with plenty of water 15 min
 Sulphuric acid  Liquid  Very corrosive  pH adjustment, used in a process  Breathing: fresh air or oxygen. Skin and eyes: rinse with plenty of water 30 mi
 Hydrogen sulphide  Gas  Toxic, irritating  Formed in a process  Difficulty breathing – use artifical respiration with 100 % oxygen. Rinse skin and eyes with plenty of water.
 Green liquor  Liquid  Corrosive  Formed in a process  Skin: rinse with plenty of water at least 15 min
 Hydrogen peroxice  Liquid  Oxidizing  Groundwood bleaching  Difficulty breathing – use artifical respiration. Rinse skin and eyes with plenty of water.
 Hydrated lime  Powder  Burning in contact with water  Pulp production  Take of contaminated clothing, brush your skin clean, DO NOT USE WATER!


Emergency call

Emergency number: 112

When placing the call, state:

  • who you are
  • what has happened
  • where it happened
  • is anyone in danger

Answer any questions.

Do not end the call before you are told to do so.

Arrange for someone to show the way.

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