Health & Safety

We have a responsibility to keep our employees and contractors safe. When we reinforced our journey towards zero accidents we created a whole new safety program unlike anything in our industry.

Two Yara plant workers laughing

How we make sure everyone stays safe

We have always focused on training our staff and making sure everyone follows standards, rules and guidelines. The big difference now is emotional engagement. Building a safety culture requires ownership and pride in committing to our ambition of zero injuries.

We create this engagement through ambitious safety leadership, employee and contractor engagement and competence building - all designed to convey our vision.  We expect all employees and contractors to adhere to our safety principles (pdf, 0.1MB), as they are the cornerstone of our safety initiative. 

Injuries

Total Recordable Injury Rate (TRIR) - measured per 1 million working hours - is an industry standard for fatalities, lost time injuries, cases restricted for work and cases of substitute work due to injury. By sharing our numbers, we want to be transparent in our journey towards zero injuries. 

Here is the development in Yara of Total Recordable injuries and number of employees:

Year 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Hours worked - Coworkers 29,016,687 30,124,668 31,110,514 31,484,932 31,422,601
Hours Worked - Contractors 18,050,823 20,749,776 27,953,021 33,662,155 25,396,816
Accidents 121 88 81 91 75
TRI rate 2.57 1.73 1.37 1.39 1,32