The parent company of the Blandin Paper Company is reporting a sixty percent drop in workplace accidents in the last two years.  UPM reports the lost time accident frequency decreased in 2012 and 2013 by sixty percent. The total number of lost-time accidents in all UPM sites globally decreased from over 550 in 2011 to 200 in 2013.  Jussi Pesonen, President and CEO of UPM said the goal for the final year of the workplace safety initiative is to reduce the number of accidents and ensure world-class safety performance in all their activities.  UPM’s safety theme for 2014 are health and well-being, supplier safety, and preventing the most common sauce of accidents- falling and tripping.