6. Occupational Health and Safety
TOPIC LEAD: VICE PRESIDENT QUALITY & INFRASTRUCTURE
Our target for 2027: We want to keep the Lost Time Injury Rate (LTIR) below 0.7 every year.
The protection of physical integrity and the promotion of mental well-being are top priorities for us. By providing a safe working environment and promoting health, we can help achieve Sustainable Development Goal 3: Good health and well-being, and also Sustainable Development Goal 8: Decent work and economic growth. Our influence in this area extends to our own employees, to external employees in our workplaces, and to working conditions in supply chain companies.
We are committed to the prevention of accidents and work-related illnesses and to the promotion of the mental well-being of employees and workders whose work or workplace is under the control of Burckhardt Compression. We focus our approach on two components:
- Occupational health and safety system and prevention culture
- Mental health and well-being
The impact on employee health and safety in our supply chain is controlled through the responsible procurement approach.
Our occupational safety policy and management system certified in line with ISO 45001 form the basis that governs all activities relating to health and safety in the workplace. Numerous measures ranging from detailed risk assessments, safety walks accompanied by management to workplace safety training, and mandatory wearing of protective footwear, protective eyewear, and other work-relevant protective equipment demonstrate their effectiveness through steadily falling risk exposure. Creation of a culture of prevention through traising awareness and involving employee representatives in the safety committee at each site is an important part of our approach.
Program to raise health and safety awareness
In fiscal year 2022, we launched a broad awareness-raising program on the topic of occupational safety in our major production and assembly sites. Using various media, including leaflets, videos, and on-site installations, we highlighted the most important sources of danger. In this fiscal year, we conducted a review of the campaign and received very positive feedback from our employees.
We have several local programs to support the mental health and well-being of our employees. These include developing knowlegde on topics such as stress management, sleep, and nutrition as well as promoting and enouraging sports activities.