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Occupational safety & health

Occupational safety & health

Employee health and workplace safety have top priority

Everyone who works for thyssenkrupp should be able to do so safely and remain healthy. This is our top priority and something we work towards every day. We want to reduce the number of accidents by systematically eliminating unsafe conditions and acts, because we know that on average for every 30,000 unsafe conditions or acts, one fatal accident occurs.

Our vision is clear: “Zero Accidents”. To this end we must systematically identify safety weaknesses and risks to health. We must systematically exchange information on how to improve. And we must systematically implement ideas for improvements and monitor their effect. We do all of this.

Injury frequency rate

Lost time injury frequency rate (per 1 million hours worked)
Lost time injury frequency rate (per 1 million hours worked)
per employee fiscal year 2013/2014
Per employee (fiscal year 2013/2014)
Lost days per employee - fiscal year 2013/2014
Lost days per employee (fiscal year 2013/2014)
In the 2014/2015 fiscal year the number of accidents was reduced by 4.2 percent to 4.6 accidents per 1 million hours worked

In the 2014/2015 fiscal year the number of accidents was reduced by 4.2 percent to 4.6 accidents per 1 million hours worked.


This is a significant improvement, but it is not yet enough. We are continuing to work to achieve a steady improvement: Up to 2020 we aim to reduce the accident frequency rate year by year by at least 10 percent. To achieve this target we are strengthening awareness of occupational safety and health management among all our employees, and our health and safety experts are working throughout the Group to systematically implement and measure activities.

Based on our mission statement, in 2014 we adopted an occupational safety and health policy and established a Groupwide steering committee that regularly defines necessary steps.

To mark “World Day for Safety and Health at Work” on April 28, 2015, thyssenkrupp launched a successful Groupwide “WE Care” campaign, reaching more than 150,000 thyssenkrupp employees, as well as subcontractor personnel, in almost 70 countries.

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