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04/18/2019 - 08:48 AM

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The corporate relationship model in terms of safety, which has always been based on participation logic, includes over 100 Worker’s Representatives for Safety distributed throughout the country who support 5 Committees made up of a mix of company/trade union members with specific workers’ health and safety functions. These Committees, present at national and local level, according to the agreements stipulated with the trade union organisations, play a participatory and collaborative role aimed at guaranteeing joint analyses and discussion by the company party and the union party of all matters relating to health and safety at work, on a national and local level.

In this context, the “Health, Safety & Environment” (HSE) department supports Company organisation in the management of health, safety and environmental issues by assessing risks and identifying the most appropriate prevention and protection measures and in line with technological development.

The identification and assessment of risks found at the Company, which is the priority activity of the preventive actions, is ensured through constant oversight of company processes and their evolution in close connection with the management lines. These activities are performed by specialised internal staff capable of conducting instrumental analyses and surveys on safety in the workplace (high and low frequency electromagnetic fields, noise, vibrations, natural radioactivity, lighting, micro-climate, manual handling of loads etc.).

The control measures applied to eliminate or contain the risks include:

  • the numerous health and safety training programmes, differentiated according to the risks and professional profiles found at the Company;
  • the latest generation protection and/or collective equipment and devices often designed ad hoc in collaboration with the most important multi-nationals on the market;
  • any organisational arrangements necessary, implemented in collaboration with the lines, which can guarantee an acceptable level of risk, where it cannot be eliminated.

The most significant performance indicators to measure the effectiveness of the actions adopted include the outcomes of the accidents analysis, which generates improvement plans defined on the basis of the causes that led to the events and that can lead to the updating of the Company’s risk assessment.

 

Accidents 2018-2016
  2018 2017 2016
Number of accidents (excluding travel) 424 481 524
Severity index (*) 0.18 0.20 0.23
Frequency rate (*) 6.72 7.67 8.66
Average duration in hours 145.07 139.81 145.51
Unproductivity index (*) 1.13 1.26 1.52
Accidents per 100 workers 0.98 1.08 1.21

(*) The severity, frequency and unproductivity indexes are respectively:

-   the number of conventional working days lost due to accident per thousand hours worked

-   the number of accidents per million hours worked

-   the number of hours lost due to accidents per thousand hours worked