The occupational safety and health policy defines our goals for the occupational health and safety in the workplace and for activities that promote the working capacity of the staff. The policy also describes our occupational health and safety responsibilities and the way of organizing the cooperation measures.

The preparation of the occupational safety and health policy is based on the Occupational Safety and Health Act.

Policy brief & purpose

Our Occupational / Workplace Health and Safety Policy help us preserve the best possible work conditions for our employees. Every employee has a right to feel safe at work. Our company is committed to follow legal standards and create a hazard-free workplace.

Our Occupational / Workplace Health and Safety Policy help us preserve the best possible work conditions for our employees.

Scope

This Occupational / Workplace Health and Safety Policy applies to all prospective and current employees of the company as well as volunteers, contractors and consultants.

Policy elements

There are two aspects to consider when establishing an Occupational / Workplace Health and Safety Program: Preventative Action and Emergency Management.

Preventative action


Preventative action is any action we take to avoid injuries or illness related to workplace conditions.

We’ll conduct periodical risk assessments and job hazard analysis to discover what is likely to harm employees. We’ll establish preventative measures accordingly.

Potential threats and dangerous situations include but are not limited to:

Performing tasks on industrial machinery to include socks knitting, hydraulic textile compression, box packaging, hygiene and cosmetics filling and other general packaging.

Chemical substances (toxic, flammable etc.)

Slippery or uneven surfaces.

Electrical infrastructure.

Noise/temperature.

Quality of air.

We’ll take the following preventative measures:

When employees work in dangerous contexts or locations, we’ll make sure there are safety precautions like safety nets and ropes.

We’ll provide protective gear like gloves, protective uniforms, goggles etc. Using safety equipment is obligatory.

Inspectors and quality control employees will inspect equipment and infrastructure regularly.

We’ll hold employee-training sessions in health & safety standards and procedures.

All highly dangerous job tasks require at least two employees to be present

Employees who do repairs or cleaning need to put up caution signs

We’ll prohibit smoking indoors

Also, we’ll enforce a substance abuse policy to protect employees from colleagues’ misconduct.

Emergency Management

Emergency management refers to our plan to deal with sudden catastrophes like fire, flood, earthquake or explosion.  These depend on human error or natural forces.

Our emergency management involves the following provisions:

Functional smoke alarms and fire extinguishers that are regularly inspected by [maintenance supervisor]

Technicians (external or internal) available to repair leakages, damages and blackouts quickly

Fire extinguishers and other fire protection equipment that are easily accessible

An evacuation plan posted on the walls of each floor and online

Fire escapes and safety exits that are clearly indicated and safe

Fully-stocked first-aid kits at convenient locations

We’ll also schedule fire drills and emergency evacuations periodically. We will monitor performance of health and safety procedures and will revise them to ensure higher level of protection.

Additional measures

Our company will also keep abreast of changes and try to promote health & safety actively. We will:

 

  • Update our policy according to changes in occupational health and safety legislation.
  • Use incentive actions for health & safety (e.g. presenting safe employee awards.)
  • Analyze past incidents to discover what went wrong.
  • Establish clear procedures for accident reporting.
  • Revise work procedures to make them safer.
  • Our company will also consult experts or insurance representatives to ensure it complies with local and international standards.

Disciplinary Consequences

 

Every team leader is responsible for implementing this health and safety policy. Employees should follow health and safety instructions and will be held accountable when they don’t. We’ll take disciplinary action that may extend to termination when employees consistently disregard health and safety rules.

It’s everyone’s responsibility to contribute to a healthy and safe workplace.

 

Last updated September 2020

Next Review September 2021