Ocupational safety

Taking responsibility in the supply chain includes improving occupational safety. It is common to find a number of gross occupational safety risks when visiting a factory in an overseas destination, many of which could be substantially reduced by fairly simple measures.

This is particularly true of the following areas:

-          use of personal protective equipment (PPE)

-          proper use of warning signs

-          use of material safety data sheets (MSDS)

-          accessibility of escape routes

-          evacuation plans and drills

-          fire safety equipment

-          insulation of electrical cables and earthing of machines

-          qualification of managers, supervisors and production workers

A lot of these safety flaws can be mitigated by targeted, recurrent training of both staff and management, while some require changes of production line equipment or investment in technology.

Even small investments can increase resource efficiency and occupational safety. DuniaNet supports the analysis of the current situation, identifies occupational hazards and improvement potentials. We work jointly with our customers on finding feasible solutions.

DuniaNet accompanies implementation of CSR measures from an initial stakeholder dialogue with the management of a supplier factory to the identification and engagement of local occupational safety experts and trainers. This is disburdening of client’s staff and allowing them to concentrate on core business activities.

Upon client request, we will try mobilizing additional grant co-financing to reduce risks and increase effectiveness and sustainability of planed CSR measures.