ENVIRONMENTAL SAFETY, HEALTH CARE AND SAFETY IN THE WORKPLACE
SACMI IMOLA S.C. is particularly attentive to the safeguarding of the environment and workplace health and safety. The company has therefore adopted a management system compliant with UNI EN ISO 14001:2004 (Environment) and BS OHSAS 18001:2007 (Health and Safety) in order to:
- Prevent workplace accidents and work-related illnesses
- Ensure its products are safe
- Manage any significant environmental aspects and minimise any form of environmental impact
- Prevent accidents and manage emergency situations
- Maintain conformity with all legal requirements
For the three-year period 2014-2016 the company plans to develop its Health, Safety and Environment improvement programme to achieve the following goals:
- Completion of plant infrastructure obligations (fire prevention certificate, declaration of conformity, testing).
- Management of earthquake risk
- Development of IT monitoring of company training processes by implementing:
a. Direct on-SAP display of training opportunities for each worker
b. Automation safety course training schedules
c. Monitoring of training programmes
- Job-related risk assessment renewal
- Renewal of risk assessment for workstations/workplaces that expose workers to muscular-skeletal risks (conclusion of the Manual Load Handling analysis project with Imola’s local health authority).
- Upgrading, drafting and maintenance of assembly and testing instructions for SACMI machines.
- Improved monitoring of new machines entering the company.
- Extended adoption of 5S (organisational) analysis of company departments.
- Continuous analysis of SACMI product safety:
a. Product testing
b. Definition of guidelines and relative safety aspects
- Renewal of corporate Emergency Plan following renewed management of company access points.
- Improved monitoring of energy, gas and water consumption, with modification of supervision software and installation of new dedicated meters.
- Feasibility assessment for internal recovery of water exiting the company purifier.
- Improved industrial building energy efficiency (lighting, heating, outdoor areas).
- Improved monitoring of external sites by increasing:
a. checks on precautionary information exchanged at the contractual phase
b. the number of in-the-field inspections
c. surveillance of correct use of personal protection equipment (PPE) and worksite equipment, with personnel training incentives
SACMI’s management, in order to support the application of the system, shall:
- inform all personnel of its principles using suitable training and information tools
- make all necessary human resources and materials available
- assess reports and suggestions from all members of company personnel to achieve the goals of this policy.
SACMI, A COMPANY FOCUSSED ON SAFEGUARDING THE ENVIRONMENT AND MAXIMISING HEALTH AND SAFETY
At Sacmi improving health and safety in the workplace is no mere legal requirement or greenwash slogan: it is, instead, a cornerstone of our corporate culture, an attitude to business that has always been one of our distinguishing hallmarks. Over the years our Prevention and Protection service – with the constant support of qualified workplace health professionals and laboratory personnel – has made constant progress. We have thus been able to maximise awareness and understanding of all aspects concerning, technology, health and safety.
Periodic workplace inspections allow us to ensure that machines, systems, substances and products are all being used correctly. In general all risk factors, the use of electricity, mechanical dangers, workplace layouts, electromagnetic fields, thermal risks, noise-related risks, emergency/evacuation procedures, artificial optical radiation, vibration, manual handling of loads, explosive atmospheres, pressurised equipment and all lifting gear/tools/accessories are constantly monitored and improved.
Sacmi is, then, constantly engaged in numerous activities that ensure prevention and protection are given the utmost priority. Sacmi continues to improve not only its own company and production plant situation but also that of the wider environment and society of which it is a part. Investments already approved for the current year and those budgeted for the coming year – investments requiring the allocation of considerable resources – clearly demonstrate that this philosophy is as strong as ever.