We work to create and maintain an adequate work environment in relation to health and safety, by identifying and neutralizing risk factors. The result of our commitment is reflected in the low accident rates obtained, compared with other companies of the Petrochemical Pole of Bahía Blanca and the benchmarking with IFA (International Fertilizer Industry Association), and through our Integrated Management System, which is certified by the following standards: ISO 9001, ISO 14001 e ISO 45001.
We strive to achieve the commitment of our entire payroll, for which we hold formal meetings with the safety and environmental representatives of the Chemical, Petrochemical and Allied Industries Personnel Union (SPIQPyA) to improve continuously the Company’s working conditions and the health of our people.
Every year, we carry out a study of the working environment, in order to detect and correct deviations, and to examine the comfort and safety of workplaces, through different measurements (lighting, noise, vibrations and chemical components in the air). In this way, we continued with the Integrated Ergonomics Plan, which made it possible to include all levels and the Plant´s areas in these matters.
Also, on an annual basis, we perform medical exams to all staff, in addition to those required by law, and female staff are offered specific exams such as breast ultrasound and mammography. From this, we obtain indicators that allow us to develop preventive plans, training activities, dissemination of material related to good health care habits and permanent follow-up by the Company’s physician. Due to the pandemic, medical examinations were not carried out in 2020.
In relation to the promotion of a safe and healthy work environment, we generate information that is periodically sent electronically and we develop classroom practices in CPR and first aid with the help of simulators, as well as we provide other classroom and virtual training instances.
The topics covered were
• Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and First Aid.
• Cardiovascular prevention and healthy life.
• HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases
• Health effects of tobacco.
• Drugs of abuse