Every year, 28th April marks the celebration of World Day for Health & Safety at Work, established in 2003 and sponsored by the ILO (International Labour Organization) to draw people’s attention to the importance of preventing accidents in the workplace and occupational diseases.
This year’s topic is “Health and Safety when using chemical products in the workplace”. Chemical substances are inevitable in modern times, and will continue to be produced and used in workplaces. The concerted action of governments, employers, employees and their organizations can encourage the rational management of chemical products and arrive at an adequate balance between the advantages offered by chemical substances and the measures aimed at preventing and controlling unwanted effects on the workers, on the population and on the environment.
Magneti Marelli participates in this initiative through an awareness and informational campaign addressed to its employees all over the world concerning the adoption of effective preventive measures when using chemical substances in production processes.
All Magneti Marelli plants and offices throughout the world come together to celebrate the event and, through the intranet portal, the bulletin boards in communal areas and the in-company television channel, employees are given a series of simple tips and useful advice for the proper use of chemical substances in workplaces, to ensure their protection and that of the environment.
For additional information on the use of chemical products in the workplace and on their impact, as well as on health safety initiatives being implemented at the international level, please download the report prepared by the ILO