As a demonstration of its active commitment in the protection of health and safety in the workplace, General Membrane has implemented a management system in its organizational structure that allows to control and improve the most critical aspects of its activity, eliminating or minimizing risks for employees and all third parties involved.
The first voluntary certification for the Occupational Health and Safety Management System was obtained in 2012, in accordance with the well-known British standard BS OHSAS 18001:2007 (Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series).
During 2020, the migration to the new UNI ISO 45001:2018 standard took place successfully. The ISO acronym indicates that the standard is formulated by the International Organization for Standardization: this feature extends its validity at a global level and facilitates integration with the other ISO standards for Management Systems.
From 12 March 2021, BS OHSAS 18001:2007 will officially cease to be valid and will be replaced by ISO 45001:2018.
Owning a certified system of protection of employees' health and safety means making a constant effort to foster:
- greater clarity in defining work procedures and related responsibilities;
- the protection of the working environment and the conscious use of resources;
- the reduction of risks that may impact on safety;
- the reduction in the number of accidents at work and occupational diseases;
- the increase in the capacity to deal quickly and effectively with possible emergencies;
- the dissemination of the safety culture to all those involved in carrying out their activities, both internal and external.