in a responsible manner
Safety first – Nordkalk’s long-term goal is zero accidents, and safety is an integral part of everything we do.
The focus is on safety thinking, making employees more aware of how their attitude affects their own and that of their co-workers’. Safety management, processes and routines are constantly developed, as required by the OHSAS 18001 standard that Nordkalk complies with.
All Nordkalk employees are encouraged to pay attention to the work environment and report safety observations at work and when travelling. All safety observations are studied, and eventual corrective actions are taken within two months at the latest. Occupational accidents are reported within 24 hours in all Nordkalk countries. Health and safety is always topic number one at internal meetings.
Safest workplace in town
In Lohja in Finland, the Tytyri mine and plant have operated for 1.100 days without accidents (situation at the beginning of June 2016). The unit was publicly recognised for its achievements already in 2015, in a local competition for the safest workplace in town. Nordkalk was the winner in two of the four competition categories, showing best safety development and least accidents. In 2016, the company was again awarded for not having had any accidents, and for its safety management system. The representatives of the personnel reckon that safety is part of good workmanship and professionalism, and it has a lot to do with having the right attitude.
Targets in 2016
- Accident rate* (LTA1**) under 6
- Number of safety observations more than 3 per employee
*accident rate = accidents per million work hours of own employees
* *LTA1 = accidents causing one or more days of sick leave.
Result in the end of 2015:
- Accident rate 7.4
- 3.5 safety observations /person
Nordkalk is the leading limestone company on its home markets. We deliver essential raw materials to numerous industries, and our solutions contribute to clean air and water as well as productivity of agricultural land.