Health & Safety

Health & Safety

Occupational health and safety is one of OTE’s most important priorities, and everyone is aware that the creation and preservation of a healthy and safe work environment for employees, associates, customers and visitors plays an important role in the company’s growth.
To that purpose, the Company is committed to:

  • Implement all relevant Legislation and Regulatory Provisions.
  • Create a set of principles for shaping an occupational health and safety culture.
  • Design, promote and implement programmes for improving occupational health and safety.
  • Systematically train all employees in the principles and practices of occupational health and safety.
  • Encourage and support the participation of employees in the improvement of occupational health and safety.
  • Use of safe equipment, as well as of personal protection materials and gear.
  • Develop collaborations on occupational health and safety issues.

For the implementation of the above commitments, OTE has adopted and implemented occupational health and safety programmes, systems and practices, in accordance with international standards, in order to locate and deal with hazards that are associated with the company’s activities, prevent occupational accidents and occupational illnesses as well as pandemics, aiming at protecting the Company’s human resources. At the same time, OTE is actively involved with presentations and poster campaigns in every activity that aims at raising the awareness of all employees and the social partners on issues relevant to the improvement of work conditions (both internally with OTEAcademy rapporteurs on health and safety issues, as well as at external workshops and conferences).

Employee participation and consultation with the employer -a key legislative provision - produces more results and is recognised, when it is incorporated into an organised operational framework that aims to benefit employees and company alike. To that purpose, the Company operates 63 Occupational Health and Safety Commissions at national level, in which 173 elected members participate.

All OTE employees have access to the Occupational Health and Safety Policy through the intranet (U-link), so that they can be informed on all relevant issues.