A proactive occupational health policy
Arkema’s occupational health policy has three main strands:
- Enhancing wellness. We have set up awareness programs and training courses on health and wellness in the workplace, covering aspects such as sleep, diet and psychosocialmental health risks.
In 2008 a “No drugs, no alcohol” initiative was launched for all employees.
In the United States, the company runs sessions for its employees on obesity, smoking, exercise and food quality.
- Preventing risk at the workstation. We constantly strive to incorporate ergonomic features into the design of new facilities and to adapt existing working environments. We are also developing tools to measure and assess health hazards at the workstation.
- Preventing addiction and mental health risks. Our awareness and information initiatives are led by occupational health physicians and target all Group employees.
The Group created a pioneering Central Stress Observatory seven years ago, responsible for identifying risk situations at the company’s French sites.
Promoting operational excellence from the field
Who better than a plant's employees to identify the strengths and weaknesses in its organization?
With that in mind, we run an operational excellence program to gather ideas and avenues for optimization from the people in the field. Layout, safety, ergonomics and working conditions are all areas in which everyone can contribute, based on intimate knowledge of their field and their occupation.
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