A healthy workforce
We aim to eliminate occupational illness and to create workplaces that protect health and promote wellbeing. Guided by our health standards, our global health professionals identify potential trends, emerging health issues and key occupational health risks, and apply controls.
Our health strategy focuses on occupational illness, managing health risk, wellness and mental health, and controlling vector-borne and infectious diseases.
Prevention is essential to our approach. Our health programme helps us manage material health risks by verifying that critical controls are reducing employees’ and contractors’ exposure to potentially harmful substances, physical energies and vector-borne diseases such as malaria. We consider the local factors affecting our workforce, such as type of resource, location and type of work, to ensure that effort is directed to the more important risks.
Fatigue is a critical risk and we are addressing both individual and organisational risk factors. We are also working alongside technology providers using new and proven tools to monitor fatigue in our heavy mobile equipment operators and to respond when fatigue is identified.