In pursuit of excellence in the protection and promotion of people’s health and to safeguard them against work-related risks, the Group adopts a management system that establishes specific responsibilities, procedures and suitable resources to implement the corporate policy on health and safety in compliance with the requirements defined by leading standards (UNI EN ISO 9001 - UNI-INAIL ISPESL).
A careful assessment of all potential risks to health and safety in the workplace is carried out in order to prepare the "Risk Assessment Document", available to all staff, that includes the identification of individual preventive and protective measures.
Following this evaluation, a process for the management of the risk conditions assessed is constantly implemented, which, through the close cooperation of the competent corporate departments, enables continuous improvement of health and safety conditions at work.
Health surveillance aims to prevent professional and work-related diseases, promote the health of workers and to ensure that, should the suitability to work become limited, the residual abilities are enhanced so as to maintain an efficient integration into the working environment.
Workers, before initiating the task involving a specific occupational risk (e.g. video terminal), undergo a preventive medical examination to assess the general state of health and, in particular, of the organs most affected by occupational hazards with the aim of establishing the absence of contraindications and therefore express a judgment of suitability to carry out the specific task. Subsequently, regular medical examinations are carried out to monitor the workers health over time, assessing the possible occurrence of early, work-related alterations and the effectiveness of preventive and protective measures.
In order to pursue excellence in promoting the health of our employees, surveillance activities has led to a cooperation with qualified physicians, doctors coordinators (from the CTO University of Turin and the Occupational Medicine Unit of the Hospital Luigi Sacco in Milan) and the Department of Occupational Medicine of the University of Milan, which has enabled a revision of the annual Epidemiological Report (analysis of staff under medical surveillance data that provides a regular overview of the health of the population). This revision has allowed the identification of specific preventive measures for health, for example on nutrition education with Gusti Giusti project.
Training and information of all colleagues, in compliance with current legislation, aims to spread the culture relating to employees' health and safety as well as to implement the health and safety management system at every level of the organization, also in relation to the tools and processes available in the company. The Group implemented specific training and information programs dedicated to employees, on the basis of business role and specific risks, as well as to possible assignments for emergency management.