Measuring injury severity

Elkem does not measure injury severity based on the number of lost work days as this does not give a correct picture of severity when you operate world-wide.

Instead, the severity of each recordable injury is defined based on the short and long-term effect it has on the injured person health and capabilities.

Low severity injuries give no permanent damage and have a short recovery time, medium severity injuries may have a longer recovery period, but no substantial permanent damage, while high severity injuries give substantial permanent damage.