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Marie Curie did not know she was signing her own death sentence when she discovered radium, and the death of unfortunate factory women painting luminous radium dots onto watches. Even when dangers were evident early technological advances were primarily directed towards productivity with little thought for safety. Now there is far greater use of science and technology in promoting safety – sensors and feedback systems in motorcars, autopilots and numerous other devices in aeroplanes, detectors for dangerous fumes or chemicals, robots to access dangerous places, personal protection from night goggles to GPS systems. Human error, lack of vision, cost, unforeseeable events and the power of nature continue to challenge - Bhopal, Fukushima, Chernobyl, Tianjin chemical blasts, still occur along with smaller equally tragic events.
“Taking care of each other and the world we live in”
The ‘Zero Harm @ Siemens’ program has been running since 2012. Siemens believes that Zero Harm encompasses not only safety, but also the health and well being of employees and the impact of the organisation on the environment.
Safety is non negotiable and there is no customer so important or deadline so crucial that Siemens will compromise on safety. The company is fully committed to ensuring that employees work safely by providing training, leadership and empowering all with the expectation that they will stop work if it is unsafe.
Siemens strives for a healthy work environment where physical health, mental wellbeing and work life balance is encouraged. The company assists employees by enabling them make informed choices about physical activity and a healthy diet and by providing medical screening and an Employee Assistance Programme.
Siemens manages its own energy resources and waste, in a manner compatible with best practice, to fully protect the environment and reduce environmental impact.