Here, we have compiled the most important safety information for the Östrand pulp mill. The aim is to provide brief initial information about general safety rules and what applies in the event of an accident or discharges.

We want everyone who works here or visits us to feel safe at Östrand. One of the conditions for succeeding in this endeavour is that you follow the applicable safety rules and use the prescribed safety equipment.

No workplace can ever be made 100-percent safe, but by planning work, and identifying and preventing risks, those of you who work here can contribute to making this a safer workplace and better work environment for yourself, your co-workers and visitors to Östrand.

General rules

Vehicles

Vehicles shall be parked outside the enclosed mill area. Special entry permits and parking permits are required to park within this area. Park only in marked spaces.

Road traffic regulations apply in the mill area. Generally, the speed limit is 30 kph.

Footpaths

Footpaths are marked outside and inside the mill. They should be used by pedestrians.

Barriers

Barriers should be respected. Missing barriers should be immediately reported to the department manager or contact person.

Scaffolding

Only personnel from Östrand's hired scaffolding company may construct scaffolding. Scaffolding must be inspected and approved (designated by a white sign) for use. Constructed scaffolding may not be changed.

Photography

Generally, no photography is permitted in the entire mill area unless a special permit has been received. A permit can only be granted by the production director or his/her substitute.

Port areas

Visitors are strictly prohibited from trespassing on port areas where vessels are docked for loading and unloading. Terminal personnel monitor the area and will eject anyone who is not permitted to be there.

Wood yard

All pedestrians and vehicles are prohibited in Östrand's wood yard.

Water treatment

A P3 filter respiratory protection apparatus must be used when working at the wastewater treatment plant. Legionella bacterium may occur. Pregnant women and persons with weak immune systems may not enter the area.

Insurance

It is the supplier's responsibility to take out and maintain insurance cover at adequate amounts for its commitments at SCA.

Third party liability insurance should, as a minimum, include the supplier's liability to pay damages under law and any contracts.

The terms of the insurance must include liability, product responsibility, responsibility of possession and environmental responsibility.

When you arrive at Östrand

Compulsory registration

All visitors and contractors should report to reception. For visits and guided tours outside office hours, the shift manager must always be informed.

For maintenance work, always contact the operator in the operations center before and after the work is completed. All personnel in the recovery boiler unit are required to register their presence.

People and vehicles entering the mill

To enter the Östrand pulp mill you require a pass (contractors) or visitor badge (visitors). A car pass is also required, if you enter in a vehicle. Your contact at the mill will have al-ready processed and preregistered your details so that a pass/visitor badge with the correct validity will be available when you arrive.

You sign for your pass, and car pass where necessary, at the main gate reception desk when you arrive and return it once your assignment has been completed.

It is important that you inform your principal/foreman if you leave the area, even if it is temporary.

IT, network and computers

The regulations of the company's IT policy must be followed, for example, connections to SCA's network, and all settings on PCs or other equipment, must, without exception, have been pre-approved by the IT department.

Only software approved by the IT department may be used.

Safety routins

Alarm

Fire alarm – An alarm sounds. Find out from the nearest control room why the alarm is ringing. Evacuate if necessary.

If the alarm sounds in the office building, immediately evacuate the premises and proceed to the assembly point.

Evacuation alarms are installed in premises in which gas leaks/immediate danger/explosions may occur. When the alarm is raised (light and sound signal) the premises must be immediately evacuated.

Orange warning lights are located at entrances where gas may occur. Do not enter the premises when these lights are flashing.

General gas alarm (emergency alert) will sound if large amounts of sulfur dioxide gas are released.

The alarm will sound for one-minute intervals with a gap of two minutes.

When the danger is over, a 25-second continuous signal will sound.

If an alarm sounds, if possible move to a gas-protected area located in:

Control rooms in the Liquor & Kraft (Lut & Kraft), Wet-Fiber (Våtfiber), TM5 and Woodroom (Renseri) areas.Conference room 896 on the 8th floor, office building.Ventilation department, mechanical workshop.

Safety information

Helmets and reflective clothing shall be worn in the mill area and in the production premises.

Protective shoes are mandatory in all production premises. Exceptions are made for visitors on guided tours.

Ear defenders shall be used in areas with a high noise level, as indicated on doors.

There is a general smoking ban except in specifically marked smoking areas.

Alcohol and drugs are prohibited in the work-place. You may not be under the influence of alcohol or drugs while in the workplace. Drug tests are taken.

Mobile telephones are permitted in the area, except for ATEX-classed zones where the use of mobile telephones is not permitted (EX telephones may be used). Mobile telephones must also be used with caution when in close proximity to control boxes, electronic equipment such as transmitters, monitors, etc.

Radiation sources are installed for measuring. Respect special signs and shutdown instructions.

Zone-classed areas where explosive atmospheres may be generated. Visitors may not be in these areas without permission.

Forklift trucks and other vehicles operate in the industrial areas and also in the mill premises. Be aware of this and remember that the driver's vision may be restricted.

Gas alarms are installed in certain premises that warn of any leaks. In the event of an alarm (red/red changing flashes and sound signal with a rising falling tone), the premises must be immediately evacuated.

Escape routes in the event of a fire, gas leak or other hazard are marked with an evacuation sign.

Gas cylinders

The mill area contains an AGA gas depot where contractors can take/exchange their gas cylinders. If a gas cylinder taken from this depot is to be removed from the area, the vehicle transporting the gas must always have the documentation issued by SCA.

Hygiene zone

Our Fosec plant is designated a hygiene zone since our product, Luna, is used in both hygiene and food products. Hygiene zones and equipment with hygiene requirements shall be free from anything that can end up in the product and harm the customer.

Important procedures

Risk descriptions on work orders
Before you start your assignment, a written risk description may be required for the work that is to be performed. Risk descriptions are written on separate forms together with the Östrand contact person or other designated person.

Chemicals

All chemicals used in the industrial area must first be reported to and approved by the chemicals group.

Clear and tidy

To prevent damage or fire from occurring, it is important that the workplace is clear and tidy. Waste, residual materials, packing and other inflammable materials must be removed as soon as possible. Oil or chemical spills shall be immediately cleared up.

Contractors are responsible for clearing and cleaning after the various stages of work included in their assignment.

Sorting waste at source

Waste shall be placed in the marked containers as follows:

Inflammable: Plastic, styrofoam, dirty paper, pieces of wood, tar paper, etc.Waste paper for recycling: Clean paper, cardboard and newspapers.Metal: Aluminum, scrap cables, electric motors.
Scrap metal white = stainless, acid-resistant.
Scrap metal black = scrap iron and other metals.Unsorted industrial waste: Insulation, glass, concrete, brick and similar.Electrical waste and hazardous waste (such as batteries and solvent) should be placed at the storeroom.

Safety training – SSG Entré

Before you as a contractor may start working independently in the mill area, you must have undergone the ENTRE Internet-based safety training course, which is provided by SSG.

This course has a section on general safety and one section that have been locally adjusted to the specific risks and rules relating to Östrand.

Please find more information about the training course from the contacts in the right column or at the SSG webpage.

Incidents and accidents

All incidents and accidents shall be reported to your contact person and entered in SCA Östrand's web-based system for incident reporting.

Emergency showers

Emergency showers are located at many places throughout the mill. The emergency showers have alarms. If you use the emergency showers, always stay until help arrives. Find out where your nearest emergency shower is located before you begin your work. Portable eye rinse (diphotérine) if you have been splashed by corrosive or irritating substances is available for short-term loan.

CPR

In the event of a cardiac arrest, cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) must begin immediately. State that it is a cardiac arrest when the alarm is raised. Defibrillators are available from production managers/the emergency team.

Chemical releases

If chemicals are released to ground, water or air, immediately inform the gatekeeper on alarm number 222 or mobile 060-16 42 22.

Permits

Work requiring a permit.

Hot work

A welding permit is required for the entire plant area for all types of hot work. You must also hold a certificate issued by the Swedish Fire Protection Association or equivalent to carry out such work.

Work in enclosed spaces

To ensure that work involving the occurrence of gas is performed safely, a permit is required for such work in enclosed or partially enclosed spaces.

Work permit department

Prior to commencing work at the mill, contractors must first have obtained a permit from the department manager.

Break and Lock

All controls and shutdown of mechanical and plant parts shall be operated by Östrand personnel at all times. This takes place in accordance with our Break and Lock/Safe shut-down procedure.

You may not begin work on any part of the mill until you have received the go-ahead from operating personnel. Ensure that the shutdown procedure has taken place, that the safety switch is locked, and then lock with your own marked lock.

Trucks and overhead cranes

A training certificate and a written driver's license from Östrand are required to operate forklift trucks, overhead cranes, boom lifts or work platforms. Submit an application to your contact person.

Contacts

SCA Östrand
SCA Graphic Sundsvall AB
861 81 TIMRÅ
Phone: +46 60-16 40 00

Emergency number 222 or by mobile phone +46 60 19 42 22

The role of the contact person

The contact person is usually the person who orders work to be performed by a contractor. It is the contact person who is responsible for coordinating with other work being performed by the company that may affect the ordered assignment.

Information

The contact person shall provide information on specific risks to the department, fire safety procedures and the rules for the import, unloading and storage of chemicals and waste management. Refer to the contact person if you have any question about explosive atmospheres or EX classification areas.

Practical questions

Contact your contact person with practical questions about your assignment at Östrand.

Permit

The contact person is responsible for and will assist you in obtaining the necessary permits and inspections required for you to safely work at and visit Östrand.

The role of the contact person

The contact person is usually the person who orders work to be performed by a contractor. It is the contact person who is responsible for coordinating with other work being performed by the company that may affect the ordered assignment.

Information

The contact person shall provide information on specific risks to the department, fire safety procedures and the rules for the import, unloading and storage of chemicals and waste management. Refer to the contact person if you have any question about explosive atmospheres or EX classification areas.

Practical questions

Contact your contact person with practical questions about your assignment at Östrand.

Permit

The contact person is responsible for and will assist you in obtaining the necessary permits and inspections required for you to safely work at and visit Östrand.