|Worker health and safety|
The health and safety of workers have always been top-priority aspects of the strategic policy of the Bracco Group. In fact, the GHSE department is a consolidated part of the company's organizational chart, which, since the seventies, has guaranteed respect of the legislation in force and high workplace health and safety standards.
Respecting the legislation entails assessing all risks, taking great care to reduce the risk factors, so as to make the workplace safe both during normal work operations and in an emergency with a serious or immediate risk. With a view to protecting workers and visitors against the health hazards that may arise in the work environment, the GHSE department considers all aspects of industrial hygiene, ergonomics and occupational health, with the constant support of the company doctor, through a three-step approach applicable to all work places:
HSE principles constitute a Group-level standard applied to all workers of all companies in the Group. All new employees are immediately given a practical health, safety and environment guide and follow an on-line course on the subject, complete with a test at the end of it. The GHSE department prepares for each site: the safety signs and the signalling and behavioural procedures to be followed in an emergency through a booklet on fire prevention and general emergency procedures. This booklet is kept constantly up to date with the applicable Italian and EU legislation.