Leadership in Health & Safety (LiHS) a proactive program toward health
- Frano Mika (Saipem Mediterranean Services) | Elena Croitoru | Sabatino DeSanctis (Saipem Sp.A.) | Davide Scotti | Darren Matkin (Saipem SpA) | Andrea Forzan (Saipem)
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- Society of Petroleum Engineers
- International Conference on Health, Safety and Environment in Oil and Gas Exploration and Production, 11-13 September, Perth, Australia
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- Conference Paper
- 2012. SPE/APPEA International Conference on Health, Safety, and Environment in Oil and Gas Exploration and Production
- 6.6.1 Integrating HSSE into the Business
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In it's drive to shape the organizational safety culture, Saipem's Senior Management recognized the need for an inclusion of health into its already established Leadership in Safety program (LiS). The now ‘Leadership in Health & Safety' (LiHS) program was seen as a natural evolution in terms of extending a culture of care to its employees . This critical new focus signifies a major and significant shift in the way that Saipem takes care of its employees in the long-term, underlining the real need for the linking Health to Safety, and not only in terms of accidents.
An analysis of Saipem's statistics revealed that 74% of all repatriations in Saipem were not accident-related, but resulting from long term "lifestyle?? related issues, and often very preventable health-related conditions.
In its effort to motivate a healthier workforce, Saipem developed an engaging tool designed to foster a proactive approach toward health, creating a ‘want' within the individual to peruse healthier choices and actions.
One of the key elements in nurturing this healthier attitude within the organization, is a high-impact film drama created exclusively for LiHS. It focuses on three main health topics: Malaria, Transmittable Diseases and Lifestyle, offering a motivating and emotional message to carry forward Saipem's Vision for Health.
This paper describes the innovative strategy Saipem's Health Department has taken toward a diminishment of communicable and non-communicable disease incidence rates, and further explains the technicalities of the campaign. This paper should be of interest to all those who manage health related issues within their organizations.
Oil and gas industry is moving nowadays hundreds of thousands of persons from one part of the world to another, bringing the multitude of cultures and nationalities to live, work and interact together in relatively small and limited areas. Each of them brings his or her own cultural luggage not necessarily in line with the one that is found in the host country.
Hygiene attitudes, eating habits, attitude towards overweight, smoking and health protection and promotion in general, are part of each "cultural luggage??.
The super dynamic rhythm of life, super exposure to information, continuous influence of mass-media leads to people's overload with additional stress. Moreover, the expatriate population, away from the country of origin, face more challenging situations like: different local language, different location, sometimes they do not fit in with the people around, they are away from families and friends and sometimes they have to face completely different weather conditions. Also local populations, coming in contact with people from different counties, start to assimilate a different "cultural luggage??.
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