1176 Implementing the occupational safety and health policy in senegalese companies: case study of the national water company of senegal (sones)


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Abstract

IntroductionThe implementation of the safety and health policy in Senegalese companies remains minimal or no existent. The objective is to study and evaluate the safety and health activities of SONES from 2011 to 2015.Methodology and materialsIt is a five-year retrospective study (2011–2015) to assess the implementation of the safety and health policy of SONES. We included all existing health and safety initiatives. Our data sources were: the annual reports of the health and safety at work committee and the Medical Centre, questionnaires. Data were collected from the Excel file and analysed using the Epi info 3.5.1 software.Results and discussionSONES has developed a health and safety policy and has an autonomous Medical Centre for 112 workers (96% are permanent). Within the framework of the occupational hygiene and safety committee established since 2011, 79% of the actions planned were carried out during the five years. There are stressors at SONES and they are linked to the workload, which is heavy and varied.ConclusionThe evaluation of occupational safety and health policy implemented by SONES from 2011 to 2015, has revealed the existence of occupational hazards mainly heavy load; psychosocial factors and ambient constraints. However, the management has taken several prevention control measures to improve working conditions.

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