1. The Kristianstad unit in Sweden initiated a project to reduce sickness absentee days. The project is being implemented in cooperation with the plant’s occupational health service provider. The initial results are promising, with sickness absence days showing a measurable decline. The continues during 2018.
2. HKScan continued to implement occupational safety campaigns in Denmark with a focus on specific safety issues such as falling risks, use of forklifts and use of personal protective equipment. As a result, our safety indicators improved by 28 per cent compared to 2016. The safety campaigns will continue throughout 2018.
3. In Denmark, HKScan also ran an extensive campaign headlined “Together – we create a good working place”. The aim of the campaign was to improve employee wellbeing. The work was mainly done in workshops focusing on identifying and mitigating potential inappropriate behaviour such as bullying, discrimination, sexual harassment, and conflicts originating from cultural misunderstandings.
4. HKScan’s Forssa unit in Finland conducted a workload survey in cooperation with the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health. The survey aimed to produce reliable quantitative data on the impact of physical stressors. The survey focused on key stressors and the identification of contributing environmental factors in order to produce an estimate of individual workers’ combined stress load during an average shift. The survey team used a variety of methods to measure the impact of stressors on the workers’ musculoskeletal and cardiovascular systems. The survey provided valuable data for future work wellness planning. The project will continue in 2018.