In SSAB the health and safety aspects are integrated to business management processes. SSAB`s safety management system fulfils the requirements of international safety management standard OHSAS 18001.
To strengthen the safety work, a group level safety team called Health and Safety Council has been nominated. The Health and Safety Council consists of senior management of operations from all SSAB divisions, as well as subsidiaries Tibnor and Ruukki Construction.The primary role of the SSAB Health and Safety Council (H&SC) is to coordinate, cooperate and propose policy and strategy initiatives and changes to the Group Executive Committee (GEC).
The H&SC is the decision-making body on safety issues relevant for SSAB. The Council is also responsible for promoting a positive safety culture within the company.
SSAB’s key performance indicators (KPI´s) for safety are lost time injury frequency (LTIF) and total incident frequency (TRIF). All divisions have annual safety targets and report monthly on safety performance to the Group Executive Committee. Contractor accidents and incidents are integrated to SSAB´s KPI´s.