Updated on August 29, 2018

Occupational Health and Safety Initiatives in Middle and South America

Occupational Health and Safety Initiatives at Sony Brazil Manaus plant

Sony Brazil Manaus plant, which is engaged in the electronics sector, promotes and maintains the physical health, mental health and overall well-being of its employees as one of its main occupational health and safety (OHS) objectives. The Manaus plant pursues continuous improvement to ensure safe, comfortable work environments and conditions.

Internal Commission for the Prevention of Accidents (CIPA)

In order to prevent work-related accidents and diseases, Sony Brazil annually elects employees from various areas to the Internal Commission for the Prevention of Accidents, in accordance with Regulatory Standard 05 of the Ministry of Labor of Brazil. The commission members assist professionals from the Specialized Services of Engineering and Occupational Safety and Occupational Medicine (SESMT) with preventive actions, evaluation of risk conditions in work environments, and measures to reduce existing risks, prevent accidents.

Election of Internal Commission members

Internal Week of Prevention of work-related accidents: Sensitizing and Preventing

Sony Brazil also annually carries out the Internal Week of Prevention of work, seeking through lectures, sweepstakes, theater and motivational activities to develop awareness and guide employees about the importance of prevention of work accidents and occupational diseases.

Internal Week of Prevention of Work-related accidents

Health campaigns addressing specific issues

Several health campaigns are carried out throughout the year addressing breast cancer, prostate cancer, diabetes, and HIV/AIDS prevention. Each of these campaigns is held once per year.

Health campaigns

Preparation of Program of Risk Prevention

This program aims to identify, assess and control the environmental risks in Sony Brazil workplaces, in order to preserve the health and assure the physical integrity of workers.

Emergency Response Plan Training

People are trained in quick response for first aid, firefighting and other emergencies.

Emergency Brigade Training

Evaluation performance by occupational physiotherapist of employees with related complaints

A physical therapist monitors ergonomics in conjunction with the company's SESMT in order to prevent employees from developing occupational illnesses or monitor those who are at risk.

Dialogues on how to mitigate risks and ensure zero accidents

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Workplace discussions
Training on Risk assessment
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