Work safety is one of Nordkalk’s strategic focus areas. We work continuously towards our ultimate target of zero accidents. Our commitment to health and safety (H&S) is our highest priority, an integral part of all our activities that applies to both our employees and our subcontractors.
Nordkalk has had OHSAS 18001 certification since 2012 in the whole company. We have zero tolerance for drugs and alcohol, and a no smoking policy applies to all our premises. Our long-term target in H&S is zero accidents, for personnel and anyone on our premises.
Accident rate and safety observations 2016-2018
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We believe that all risks arising from work can be managed through foresight and careful behaviour. We therefore demand a commitment from everyone working on our premises to actively contribute to a safe behavior. Together we can improve workplace safety for everyone!
Our employees are active in safety matters and open to improvements. Some examples of our activities and processes for sharing information and learning from others include, monthly H&S reports, an annual Safety Week, safety committees for H&S discussions between management and personnel representatives, safety alerts to inform employees about accidents or serious near-misses, a shared H&S guide, campaigns, a tool for the chemical register and related data sheets.
We participate in EuLA’s (European Lime Association) Safety Task Force and in regional industry organisations’ H&S activities. The structure of our organisation includes NK Management/Work committees at Corporate and regional levels, and Safety Committees at a unit/local level.
We have a common safety reporting/handling tool (GRIA), which has many advantages: good options for data analysing, common account for all employees that makes it possible to monitor reported occurrences, easy and logical way for obtaining periodical reports and other needed information. Via GRIA we can share our information and learn from other companies’ experience. The system is user-friendly and easy to learn; all our languages are supported and available via online and in the app.
- Occupational health and safety
WE COMMIT TO
- being a safe place to work, aiming to zero accidents for personnel and others on our premises
- establishing positive safety culture, where all employees are engaged in safety thinking and committed to safe behaviour and an accident free working environment
- developing personnel competence in safety issues
- ensuring contractors’ compliance with health and safety regulations
- prioritising health and safety in all decisions and situations.
Nordkalk is the leading limestone company in Northern Europe. We deliver essential raw materials to numerous industries, and our solutions contribute to clean air and water as well as productivity of agricultural land.