Health and safety
Employee health and safety has always been a priority for Florim, which was the first Italian ceramic manufacturer to obtain the BS OHSAS 18001 (Occupational Health & Safety Assessment Series) certification, an international standard that certifies the implementation of an internal management system oriented towards occupational health and safety.
During the first few months of 2020, both Italian locations confirmed their focus on plant safety by obtaining the new ISO 45001 certification. The American plant is about to achieve the same ambitious goal.
The objectives for 2019 (2020 for America) include ISO 45001 certification, superseding BS OHSAS 18001. Every year, in addition to plant inspections and maintenance, hours of safety and environment training are organised to raise awareness among workers and supervisors.
With support from Sassuolo Hospital, the company also organises free events open to the local community for the promotion of a healthy lifestyle. BLSD refresher courses are ongoing for the team of Florim employees trained in first-aid operations and the use of the defibrillators available on site.
Florim USA also continues to run projects for the health of its employees through specific educational meetings. A different disease is discussed every month, in order to raise awareness and promote prevention.