These interviews is been done by Shaida Nadia Bt Shaidin, Norani Sahak and Nurul ‘Aisya Syahliza Bt Mohd Ali. We wish to thank Mr. Mohd Fazlin as, the EHS Officer, Environment Safety and Health Department in GlaxoSmithKline, Ampang/Ulu Kelang Industrial Estate for his permission to present this paper. We wish to express our gratitude for his time and effort in providing all the information that we need in a nick of time. Thanks also to Mr. Asmidi Farhan Bin Mashan that arrange the appointment and help us in giving all the details that we need.
Last but not least, thanks are also due to Puan Malinda Bt as a lecturer that giving us opportunity to acknowledge this subject from the project we have done. We have learned about Occupational, Safety and Health in an organization called GlaxoSmithKline and know how it is functional wisely. SECTION I: INTRODUCTION GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is one of the world’s leaders in pharmaceutical research and development with a combination of skills and resources that provide a platform for delivering strong growth in today’s rapidly changing healthcare environment
EHS MANAGEMENT Environment, health and safety (EHS) issues are managed through an integrated system that aims to ensure issues and risks are identified, standards are established, training is provided, targets set and audits conducted. We have a clearly defined EHS management structure. Overall responsibility for EHS issues rests with the Corporate Executive Team and the Board. The Board champion for EHS is JP Garnier, the Chief Executive Officer. We also have a Corporate Responsibility Committee and Corporate EHS department.
MISSION We have a challenging and inspiring mission: to improve the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer. This mission gives us the purpose to develop innovative medicines and products that help millions of people around the world. VISSION GlaxoSmithKline’s Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) and Employee Health Management (EHM) Visions align with GSK’s strategic intent: to become the indisputable leader in our industry by helping people do more, feel better and live longer.
The EHS Vision embraces the concept of sustainable development focused on environmental sustainability. It recognizes that sustainable business advantage starts when we understand and address EHS issues. From the development of products to their delivery, GSK has embarked on a journey to identify and understand its relationship to society and the environment. That is why in our EHS vision we strive for excellence in EHS. All sites are required to develop plans to address any weaknesses and opportunities to improve identified in the audit.
Auditors monitor sites’ progress in implementing the plans. In 2004, the EHS audit process and scoring system were further refined based on experience and feedback. We are trialing EHS auditing software on our intranet site to help the auditors track progress, and aim to have a fully functional version ready in 2005. ii. OHSAS 18001 Certification In 2004, four sites achieved certification to the international health and safety standard OHSAS 18001 for the first time.
This brings the total number of manufacturing sites certified to 14 out of 84 pharmaceutical and consumer manufacturing sites with one additional site that certified only the utilities area. The certified sites are in China, Egypt, France, India, Mexico, Poland, Turkey and the UK. iii. Health and Safety Week GSK runs an annual Health and Safety Week every October (to coincide with the European Health and Safety week). Information kits are sent to all sites to help them develop ideas and plan activities.
In 2004, over 13,800 employees from 67 sites in 29 countries took part in the Health and Safety Week. Activities included sports days, safe driving education, ergonomics training, and awareness rising on healthy eating and lifestyles and family participation events. 2. Identify the safety aspects, procedures and policy that are being implemented in this company. Answer: Reflecting its commitment to global leadership and excellence in Environment, Health and Safety, GSK requires all operations to:
Contractors are responsible for administering and controlling the activities of the work area. Where work is to be performed within existing GSK facilities or structures, the GSK representative and the site safety organizations reserve the right to assume the responsibility for administration and permitting, which will be determined on a case-by-case basis. Site Procedures and Permits 1) GSK facilities have specific site procedures, permit requirements, medical clearance and surveillance requirements with which contractors must fully comply.
Examples include, but are not limited to the following: permit to work, hazardous energy control, hot work permit, excavation permit, confined space permit, crane use notification, hazardous roof access permit, respiratory clearance, and hearing conservation. These site-specific requirements and the requirements in this manual must be met, with the most stringent requirements taking precedence. Contact the GSK representative for site-specific requirements, and contact Maintenance & Operations for permits.