Safe workplaces

All work-related accidents are preventable

At every SKF facility, health and safety issues are paramount. Our people are our most valuable resource and safeguarding their health and safety is of the utmost importance. It is the right of every employee to having a safe and motivating work environment. Hence it is our responsibility as employer to protect our employees from work-related hazards and risks. 

At the same time, it is also the obligation of every employee and manageres at all levels to act safely and react on unsafe behaviour. We the purpose of our safety managemement system is to:

  1. Make sure we have safe infrastructure (e.g. machines, workplaces).
  2. Make sure people are trained to work with within this infrastructure.
  3. Make sure managers and employees at all levels act and behave safetly: act what they have been trainged and comply with the rules we have established and agreed together.

    Find out more in the following about how we work progressively to create a safe and healthy work environment:

How do we address occupational safety and health issues?

  • Progress

    Accident rate for the SKF Group


    20182017201620152014
    Accident rate for the Group 0.810.850.870.991.13
    Rate of high consquence  work related injuries0.0130.013---


    The Accident Rate for the Group is calculated using the formula:

    Accident rate = R x 200,000 /H
    where R = number of recordable accidents, and H = total hours worked 


    Detailed results


    20182017
    Work related fatalities00
    High consquence  work accidents55
    Recordable accidents319324
    First aid incidents2,923,054
    Near miss incidents5,7315,135
    Worked hours (*200,000)398390
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Did you know that...?

According to the International Labour Organization (ILO):
  • Some two million people die every year from work-related accidents and diseases;
  • An estimated 160 million people suffer from work-related diseases;
  • An estimated 270 million fatal and non-fatal work-related accidents occurred per year;
  • 4% of the world's annual GDP is lost as a consequence of occupational diseases and accidents.
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