Good health is our employees' greatest asset
The assessment of a company’s performance in the occupational safety sector is usually based on accident frequency as the number of accidents per one million hours worked. Aurubis has succeeded in continuously reducing accident frequency in the last few years and meanwhile registers a lower number than the average of the Employers’ Liability Insurance Association of the Chemical Industry, the statutory accident insurer. This positive trend should be carried on by continual improvements in all sectors of occupational safety.
Apart from technical measures, such as the further development and modernization of production sites, internal and external seminars on occupational safety belong to the standard for all management levels. They ensure that the employees have an extensive knowledge of occupational safety.
Safety awareness is tested by behavior-oriented safety inspections. Accidents are examined in detail to establish their technical, organizational and behavioral causes in order to avoid repetition.
A technically very well equipped occupational safety workshop ensures that the employees are optimally supplied with personal protective equipment. Ongoing health and hygiene discussion groups help to improve occupational safety and health protection and consequently the employees’ well-being in the workplace.
Aurubis has been commended as a company with an exemplary occupational safety system due to its constant and successful improvements in occupational safety.
Aurubis took part in the VCI Nord’s Responsible Care Competition 2006 and came in second in the Occupational Safety Section.
This award reflects once again how successful the company’s occupational safety is.
Aurubis presented the elements of its occupational safety management system to representatives of various ministries, IG BCE, VCI and BG-Chemie.
The jury was particularly impressed by the behavior-oriented safety inspections, during which senior staff regularly survey employees in different production sectors and workshops about their safety awareness.