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April 28, 2017

Yara holds second annual global safety day on UN World Day for Safety and Health at Work

Last year Yara held its first ever Yara Safety Day – helping to raise safety awareness globally and further develop the safety culture the company aspires to.
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The event will again be held on 28 April, the same day as the United Nations World Day for Safety and Health at Work, an annual international campaign to promote safe, healthy and decent work.

At all Yara locations, employees will engage in fun and educational activities about electrical safety, which is the theme of this year’s event – an obvious choice when you consider that five out of the last eight fatalities at Yara were due to electricity.

Yara Global Safety Day activities

Showing that safety is Yara's top priority from the CEO down the line, members of executive and segment management will be present at around 37 locations in all six regions.

In 2016, Yara hit a record low TRI rate (Total Recordable Injuries). Compared to 2015, the TRI rate was down by 26%, achieving TRI of 2.5 (12 month rolling average). The rate for contractors was down by more than 30%. In addition, for the first time, Yara went 30 days without a TRI in the company.

“Although we’re making progress, one injury is too many. Yara Safety Day puts the entire company’s focus onto safety for one day, to help create a safer and better workplace for all employees,” says CEO and President, Svein Tore Holsether.