Health & System

NAS’s priority

Facilitating adequate and safe workplaces to its employees is a priority for North American Stainless. There is nothing more important than the Health and Safety of people. The commitment to occupational risk prevention is integrated at all levels of the Company, from Senior Management to the entire workforce. NAS also requires the same level of commitment from our Contractors.

General Health & Safety at Work Policy

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The Health and Safety management systems must comply with -and even exceed- the requirements established by the local regulation applicable to the different work centers and pursue certification according to international occupational health and safety standards. NAS’s Health and Safety Management System is designed to meet the requirements of ISO 45001:2015.

Accident rates

As a sign of its commitment to reducing accident rates, the Acerinox Group signed loan operations with interest rates varying according to the achievement of the annual reduction target.

NAS’s objective

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Reduce the LTIFR indicator by 10% every year

Best practices

Acerinox Europa and the fire brigade consortium carried out a practical exercise of an emergency scenario. The training, which was part of the activities included in the collaboration agreement signed between Acerinox Europa and the provincial fire brigade consortium, was carried out at the Palmones factory.

The Group’s factories have the 6S system, also known as 5S + Safety, which seeks to maintain and promote a high level of productivity and safety within the working environment.

A 24-hour Group-wide reporting system was established in order to report accidents, with subsequent training in problem solving and root cause identification for future safety application.

The Group’s factories implemented a safety minute for shift changeover.

LOTO (Lockout Tagout) audits were reinforced.

In addition to accident and absenteeism indicators, Leading Safety Indicators were defined for roll-out in 2022.

Acerinox celebrates its safety week to commemorate World Steel Safety Day.

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With the motto “Our People, Our Priority: Safety First”, Acerinox promoted activities in its offices and production centers on the five continents. Specific daily training activities were held at each plant, selected on the basis of the main causes of accidents in the steel industry.