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Nokian Tyres reports record year in safety

Nokian Tyres has reported a record year in safety at its Finnish factory, which has earned ISO 45001 certification for occupational health & safety.

ISO 45001 is a certification which has been created to further reduce workplace injuries and illnesses. The standard was published in 2018 by the International Organization for Standardization.

The certification has also been awarded to the premier provider of wheels for heavy OE and aftermarket applications, Levypyörä, which Nokian Tyres acquired in 2019.

The Nokian Tyres’ accident frequency dropped to a record low: its LTIF number was down from 4.3 in 2019 to 3.7 in 2020.

This is the number of lost time from injuries occurring in a workplace per one million hours worked.

Nokian also says more than 17,000 safety actions were created in 2020. This means that thousands of working hours were used to identify, correct and solve safety hazards.

In 2020, Levypyörä and Vianor AB celebrated one year without lost-time accidents (accidents leading to absence).

In January 2021, Nokian Heavy Tyres celebrated a year without lost-time accidents

“What makes me very glad when looking back at 2020, is the fact that with a lot of safety dedication and hard work from all of us, we have made our working environment safer,” says Jukka Rikkinen, Head of Global Safety at Nokian Tyres.

“We will reach continuous improvement by keeping safety in mind and making safety actions every day.”

In 2015, Nokian Tyres set a sustainability target to improve safety at work by 70 per cent. The target was met and exceeded in 2020, as the LTIF number was reduced by 73 per cen (2015: 13.9). It now says the goal for 2021 is to improve safety by decreasing LTIF by 20 per cent compared to 2020.