Nestle Occupational Safety And Health Management Case Study

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In 2014, three temporary workers lost their lives while carrying out engineering project work. These resulted from falls from height, one worker passed away in a traffic accident, and one member of the public died following an illegal break in at a disused Nestle factory.
At Nestle, they believe that sustainable success can only be reached by people. Nestle believes that accidents are preventable and therefore “one accident is one too many”. In order to prevent accidents, they establish local safety and health organizations that provide specialist advice to managers and employees. To be at the forefront of accident prevention in the industry, Nestle implement in all sites the mandatory Nestlé Occupational Safety and Health Management System,
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Nestlé’s safety, health and environment department got the honor for its design stage risk assessments scheme, a system which tackles the risk of injury and ill health caused by equipment and processes in the food industry, at the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health event in Harrogate. By spotting dangers before machinery and processes are planned, designed, and installed in the production line, the company has made its work environment safer from the …show more content…
From 2009 until September just gone, they saw their rate drop by 38 per cent, down from 81.5 accidents per one million hours worked, to 50.8, and this is a really big achievement for Nestle. And they believe they can still do better.
Nestlé York, one of the world’s largest confectionery factories and home of Kit Kat, has also seen a 75 per cent drop in its recordable accident frequency rate, from 6.5 to 1.6 which includes occupational illnesses and accidents that require treatment beyond first aid. As part of the design stage risk assessment process, a team of managers, craftsmen and workers carry out detailed checks on any design proposals at the Nestlé factory. They have a checklist to evaluate whether equipment or process can possibly cause accidents or ill-health.
She said that it’s been great to get contribution from their workers, they operate the systems and have the knowledge, experience and ideas. In turn, that’s helped to improve their morale. The cost of putting the scheme in place has been minimal and they are seeing savings as efficiency is up, but injury and ill-health-related lost-time is down. But the best thing is knowing the workforce is more secure.
Reducing injuries reduces costs to

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