In celebration of the annual World Day for Safety and Health at Work, Henkel Nigeria has reiterated its commitment to workplace safety, which has been an integral part of the company’s corporate culture for decades.
Roman Rylyk, Henkel Nigeria Plant Manager said that the detergent maker is fully aligned with the theme of the 2022 World Day for Safety and Health at Work; ‘Act together to build a positive safety and health culture’.
“At Henkel, our purpose is Pioneers at heart for the good of generations. This is built from our roots and carries a long-standing legacy of innovation, responsibility, and sustainability into the future. Leveraging on the health and safety of our workers is central to the sustainability of our business,” explains Rylyk.
He said that the company does this with the provision of a safe and healthy work environment for the workforce and the collaborative notion of one worker being responsible for the safety of the other.
Rylyk further said, “Safety is our utmost priority in our daily operations. We manage, design, and operate our facilities to maximize safety…this includes continuous investment in the improvement of the production tools and SHE standards in our plant”.
As a multinational company, Henkel has been able to leverage off of its global best practice to ensure it has a systemic and well-structured local strategy when it comes to safety standards.
Rylyk asserted that this consists of, but not limited to, full compliance to local regulation and corporate standards, as well as providing technical solutions to protecting high risk industrial equipment and training their employees on safety requirements and safe operating procedures.
Staff are trained multiple times a year on machine handling, safety protocols, coupled with a high level of safety governance and supervision.
It is mandatory for all onsite employees to be fully equipped with personnel protect equipment at all times, said Jennifer Ikuenobe, Henkel Nigeria Human Resources Manager.
Henkel remains committed to complying with the various Nigerian Labour and Workplace Health and Safety laws by providing a safe working environment for its employees, third-party workers, and contractors.
The annual World Day for Safety and Health at Work on 28 April promotes the prevention of occupational accidents and diseases globally as the 2022 edition focuses on enhancing social dialogue towards a culture of safety and health.