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Occupational health & safety

As one of the largest employers in the Innviertel region, AMAG has a special responsibility towards its employees. Two thirds of the workforce are engaged in production. For this reason, maintaining mental and physical health as well as performance is particularly important. In addition to risks to the health of their employees, a functioning occupational health and safety scheme can also help companies reduce risks to their reputation. As a consequence, both companies and their employees can benefit equally from a safe working environment.

 

 

Value
Management

AMAG considers it its duty to ensure and continuously improve the health and safety of all its employees in compliance with statutory regulations. The aim is to systematically identify, analyse and evaluate potential hazards with the involvement of all employees as part of a “zero-accidents” strategy and to eliminate accidents by means of suitable measures.

 

The Management Board and company management are responsible for performance in this area. Their task is to set strategic goals and ensure continuous improvement. Occupational health and safety forms part of the management systems area and is based on four pillars:

  • Workplace evaluation: Records and documents all workstations and operations, maintenance and repair work, emergency and rescue operations, including preparation of evaluation documentation
  • Incident/safety audit database: Notification of occupational accidents including recording and reporting, risk assessment as well as training, definition of measures and implementation of effectiveness review
  • Legal compliance: Compliance with legal requirements in the area of occupational health and safety, including the establishment of an internal occupational health and safety organisation that complies with both legal and normative requirements, as well as integrated contractor/access management
  • Machine safety: Compliance with and implementation of laws (in particular requirements of CE directives such as the Machinery/Low-Voltage Directive) based on a relevance test and harmonised standards

For more informations, please see annual report 2021

Targets

Target 2021: 

  • Reduction of the TRIFR accident rate as part of the “zero accidents” strategy to a target level of ≤ 1.5 in 2021 given a long-term TRIFR target level of 1.0 by 2024

Central measures:

  • COVID-19 pandemic: Implementation of comprehensive prevention measures
  • Continuation of the 2020 occupational health and safety program and implementation of the 2021 program: Training, awareness raising and measures to promote a safety culture
  • Integration of AMAG components’ branch operations in the area of occupational health and safety 

2022 target / medium term:

  • Reduction of the TRIFR accident rate as part of the “zero accidents” strategy to a target level of ≤ 1.3 in 2022 given a long-term TRIFR target level of 1.0 by 2024
Results

Results:

 

For the fifth consecutive time, AMAG was pleased to receive the seal of approval for workplace health promotion (BGF) for the period from 2021 to 2023. The company impressed in all 15 quality criteria of the BGF network, which include employee orientation, corporate culture, communication and sustainability.

 

The TRIFR (Total Recordable Injury Frequency Rate) safety indicator is decisive for assessing performance in the occupational health and safety area. TRIFR measures the accidents (per capita) with Lost Time Injuries (LTIs), plus incidents entailing medical treatment in relation to the sum total of working hours x 200,000 hours. Travel accidents and accidents involving external contractors are not included.

 

In the 2021 financial year, the actual TRIFR of 0.8 lay significantly below the TRIFR target level of < 1.5 (2020: 1.3). In the case of temporary workers, the TRIFR amounted to 0 (2020: 0). The result in the 2021 reporting year is encouraging, although maintaining a stable TRIFR target level of 1.0 in the long term represents an ambitious goal for the future. A classification of TRI-related accidents by injury type showed that the most frequent accidents occurred due to “falls & trips” and “getting trapped and squeezed”. This, in turn, served as the basis for defining occupational health and safety priorities.  

 

The number of work-related accidents among industrial workers at the Ranshofen site was recorded at 12 (2020: 17), while no accidents occurred among contract workers (2020: 0).2 The rate of lost workdays (definition of LDR: number of TRI-relevant days lost due to accidents with lost time, including public holidays and weekends, in relation to the sum total of real working hours x 200,000 hours) was as follows for employees in the 2021 reporting year: 17 for employees at the Ranshofen site (2020: 61) and 0 for contract workers (2020: 0); the number of days of absence from work for employees amounted to 230 days (2020: 789) and for contract workers to 0 days (2020: 0).

 

In reporting year 2021, as in the previous year, no fatalities due to work-related injuries and no work-related injuries that prevented employees from resuming their work activities within six months occurred. One occupational accident was recorded at the AMAG components site in Übersee, while no accidents were recorded at the Karlsruhe site. The TRIFR at the Übersee site was recorded as 0.9 (LDR employees: 1.8), and 0 at the Karlsruhe site. No contract workers were employed at the two AMAG components sites.