In terms of comprehensive management of risks related to operating processes and resource protection, the 2017 campaign focused its efforts on enhancing worker occupational safety and health to maintain the highest possible level of physical, mental and social wellbeing among its people. The most common HSEC risk management activities include pre-employment and on-the-job health screenings, qualitative and quantitative assessments of risk agents, epidemiological surveillance and programs that specifically aim to control the risk of occupational disease.
THE FOLLOWING ARE HIGHLIGHTS FROM 2017 EFFORTS TO IMPROVE EMPLOYEE OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING:
PSM (PROCESS SAFETY MANAGEMENT) IMPLEMENTATION
Successful completion of the plan to implement elements of the OSHA PSM standard in order to improve process safety standards at production plants marked a major milestone in the Company’s safety policy.
- The Prillex Plant implemented Phase III, which includes the 14 elements that comprise the OSHA PSM standard. The last remaining elements are scheduled to be fully developed for 2018.
- The Rio Loa Plant completely implemented seven elements and, according to the implementation standard, partially implemented three.
- The Punta Teatinos Plant implemented Phase I, covering 100% of the program’s 10 standard elements.
HSEC MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
In 2017, the Company established the strategic pillars of the HSEC Management system, which include three areas of action: people, facilities and standards. These pillars were the basis for important multidisciplinary initiatives that improved the HSEC culture at the plants. Twenty constituent elements, including the 14 OSHA PSM standard elements, were identified as the basis for the Integrated HSEC System. The result was a world-class system that standardizes the main applicable regulations like OHSAS 18001, ISO 14001, etc.
VISIBLE LEADERSHIP - SAFETY WALKS
As part of the HSEC Management Program, the organization’s executives now lead safety walks to verify safety, hygiene, health and environmental conditions in the workplace through direct, on-site contact with employees. Findings are monitored until resolved based on plans designed by plant management.
(January - December 2017)
|Total Hours Worked||2.595.671||851.797||2.308.286||509.770|
|Average No. of Employees||1.322||392||915||219|
Includes Argentina, Peru and Colombia.
* Number injured x 1,000,000/Number of hours worked.
** Number injured x 100/Number of workers.