Kenya’s Savannah Cement held an event at its Kitengela site to celebrate the International Labor Organization’s (ILO) World Day for Safety and Health 2014.
The theme of this year’s World Day for Safety and Health is ‘Safety and health in the use of chemicals at work’. According to the ILO, ‘A coherent global response is necessary to coordinate the continuous scientific and technological progress, the growth in chemicals production and changes in the organisation of work. Likewise, new tools need to be developed to provide readily available information about chemical hazards and risk, and associated preventive and protective measures.’ The ILO has published a report on chemicals in the workplace, which can be found here.
Speaking at the Savannah Cement event, the company’s Managing Director, Ronald Ndegwa, confirmed that international benchmarks had been adopted to ensure occupational chemical safety standards. Savannah Cement’s new plant has been equipped with state-of-the-art technologies, including advanced dust and emissions control systems.
“I am proud to confirm that while chemicals remain very important in our production process, the Savannah Cement plant was designed with pollution control in mind hence no dust gets out of the systems,” said Ndegwa. “While chemicals remain very important in our production process, Savannah Cement has taken the necessary steps to prevent and control potential risks for our workers, workplace, communities and the environment.”
Edited from various sources by Louise Fordham
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