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Industrial relations for health and safety issues

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In order to facilitate the implementation of the 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 at a national and divisional level. With the aim of facilitating the integration and standardization of the committees, which operate at different levels, during 2012, in Italy the bilateral occupational health and safety committee was set up, in accordance with the Italian model of industrial relations of July 17, 2012. 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 under the Enel Global Framework Agreement of June 14, 2013. This committee in 2013 defined a “joint recommendation” which can be applied in all Enel countries, focuses on the application and implementation of health and safety standards at Group level. Further details on the commissions operating at the national and/or local level in the main countries are shown below.

CountryJoin health and safety committees

Besides the bilateral committee on policies for safety and protecting the working environment, wich was set up in 2012, there are two committees, which operate at the divisional level of infrastructure and Networks and Generation. In addition, periodic meetings are organized involving the employer, the head of the prevention and protection service, the competent doctor and the workers' safety representative. The meetings are held at least once a year and 100% of employers are represented. 


In every plant in Russia there are committees which deal with health and safety. Every organizational unit has a worker representative for occupational health matters, for a total of 49 representatives, who communicate with the company managers and unions.


In accordance with legal provisions, there are safety and hygene committees in each company, consisting of: representatives of the company, the specialist doctor and professional representatives of the unions/representatives of the employees, wich meet periodically (quarterly) to discuss specific issues, and propose measures to manage, control and improve safety. 


At national level the Comisión de participatión y control has been set up and, at local level, Comités de seguridad y salud territoriales have been set up.


In the power plants there are bilateral hygene and safety committees, which meet once every month or two months.


At all production sites with more than 25 workers, there are Comitès paritarios de hygene y seguridad, which deliberate on occupational health and safety initiatives through an annual work plan. These committees meet once a month.


There are 5 bilateral committees, which also involve contractors' representatives.


All sites have a Comissão interna de prevenção de acidentes, composed of company representatives and workers representatives and focused on creating accident prevention initiatives.


Two joint committees have been established (COPASST), one for distribution and one for generation, which deal with the promotion of occupational health standards.