In line with the EU Framework Directives, national legislation in this area is strictly regulated. In addition, the Occupational Health and Safety Act XCIII of 1993, number of areas are regulated by laws and standards (e.g. working with carcinogens, personal protective equipment, working in front of screens, etc.).
The chemical industry is significantly affected by the global REACH and CLP legislation, which is binding for all Member States.
Safety and health at work is a closed, iterative process, characterised by the well-known PDCA cycle.
Occupational health and safety is about identifying, detecting and preventing hazards that can lead to injuries, mental and physical illnesses and fatalities at work. In risk assessment, we rank these hazards according to the extent and frequency of occurrence of the hazard. After we identified, a plan of action and a resolution strategy is developed for the problems and non-compliances identified (P). When identifying hazards, it is important to work closely with different areas to produce the most comprehensive risk assessment possible.
In the action plan and prevention strategy we do, collective protection and technical solutions are preferred to the use of personal protective equipment. We do long-term investments will be made to reduce environmental emissions and the burden on workers, while achieving the company’s continuous improvement (D).
We measures taken and the monitoring of the strategic objectives of prevention are constantly evaluated in order to eliminate the remaining risks as quickly and effectively as possible (C)
The conclusions of the audit may lead to the need to take further measures, which will carry to the next planning phase. If we are satisfied, we can close this process. (A)
One of the biggest risks for workers is working with chemicals, so we employ professionally trained workers. Soneas Chemicals Ltd ensures continuous professional development of its employees through internal and external training. Safety Data Sheets for all chemicals in use at Soneas Chemicals Ltd are available in a central database. The substances are handled and stored in accordance with the REACH and CLP regulations.
Areas of activity:
- Improving the comfort of workers: in the chemical industry, the use of personal protective equipment is important and unavoidable, so workers can choose from different types of protection and Soneas Chemicals Ltd provide the insoles, etc.
- In addition to personal control, pictograms/posters in the area constantly remind workers to comply with the rules/regulations.
- All injuries and quasi-accidents are investigated. Extra training on accidents is provided to make workers aware of the relevant rules. We reduce hazards and risk that occur.
- Close liaison with the different areas of the company, continuous improvement of the working environment and working conditions, promotion of innovative solutions.
- Carrying out commissioning, inspection and safety audits of hazardous and non-hazardous machinery and technologies, as well as work environment and emission measurements.
- Coordinating medical examinations and screening.
- Monitoring and implementing changes in legislation affecting occupational safety and health.
- The company employs a large number of young workers, so raising awareness of occupational safety and health and maintaining the ability to work are important tasks from a social point of view.
- Registration of materials. It helps to monitor the risks of chemicals present and used in the European Union and their movement within the European Union.
- Waste and storage management, exploring and exploiting recycling opportunities to reduce the burden on the environment, selective waste collection
- Contacting with the authorities.
- Organising and managing internal and external audits.
Strong occupational health and safety practices helps employers and workers manage the risks they face. Benefits include minimised on-site accidents, developed healthier workplaces, increased the productivity, better recruitment and retention, and fewer fines and work stoppages.