Industrial relations for health and safety issues

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In most of the countries in which the Group operates, specific collective agreements are in force to regulate aspects of workers’ health and safety. In other cases these aspects are included in the collective bargaining applied at national level. In order to facilitate the implementation of health and safety initiatives and to encourage the sharing of decisions and results, in all the Group countries a number of joint committees have been set up dedicated to monitoring and controlling health and safety conditions nationally. With the aim of facilitating the integration and standardization of the committees which operate at different levels, during 2012, in Italy the multilateral health and safety committee was set up, in accordance with the 2012 Italian model of industrial relations. The committee has the task, in particular, of promoting prevention and training activities, as well as raising awareness of health and safety issues, and, finally, drawing up and collecting examples of good practice. As from 2013, this aspect was further extended to the whole scope of the Enel Group, through the creation of a bilateral commission for health and safety at Group level, set up by the Enel Global Framework Agreement of 2013. This committee in 2013 drafted and defined an agreed recommendation which can be applied in all Enel countries, focused on the introduction of Health & Safety Standards: a set of common and strict rules for the prevention of specific risks related to generation, distribution and construction work in the electricity sector.

CountryJoint safety committees
Italy During 2012 a Bilateral Committee on Policies for Safety and Protecting the working environment was set up, in conformity with the Italian model on industrial relations of July 17, 2012. Among the various activities of the Committee is that of promoting activities, training, prevention and awareness-raising on health and safety issues and drawing up and collecting good practice. There are also two committees which operate at divisional level for Distribution and Generation. At least once a year periodic meetings are organized with employers, the head of the prevention and protection service, the competent doctor and the workers’ safety representative (100% of workers are represented).
Russia In every OGK5 plant there are committees which deal with health and safety. Every organizational unit has a worker representative for occupational health matters, for a total of 100 representatives, who communicate with the company and unions.
Slovakia At each Slovenské elektrárne plant a Health&Safety Committee is set up consisting of representatives of the employees (indicated by the unions) and of the company. The Committee periodically assesses the state of implementation of health and safety plans and policies and proposes measures to manage, monitor and improve safety.
Romania In accordance with legal provisions, in each company in Romania there is a Health & Safety Committee, consisting of representatives of the company and unions and the company doctor, which meets quarterly to discuss specific issues, propose operational measures and improvements.
Spain At national level the Comisión de participación y control has been set up and, at local level, Comités de seguridad y salud territoriales have been set up.
Argentina In 3 power plants there is a bilateral committee on hygiene and health, which meets once every month or two months.
Chile At all production sites with more than 25 workers there are Comités paritarios de higiene y seguridad, which meet at least once a month and whenever a fatal accident occurs.
Peru There are 5 bilateral committees, which also see the involvement of representatives of contracting companies.
Brazil At all sites a Comissão interna de prevenção de acidentes is set up and consists of representatives of the Company and representatives of workers, focused on establishing accident prevention initiatives.
Colombia Two joint committees have been set up (COPASO), one for Distribution and one for Generation, which have the task of promoting the law on occupational health.