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05 Oct 2022

Memorandum of Understanding between OLYMPIA ODOS and the Hellenic Institute for Occupational Health and Safety (ELINYAE)

Reaffirming its commitment to promote safety and health at work, Olympia Odos entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the Hellenic Institute for Occupational Health and Safety (ELINYAE).

The cooperation between the company and ELINYAE provides for the joint planning and implementation of programs and actions to inform and raise awareness about Occupational Health and Safety, to exchange information and promote research in the field of occupational health and safety at work.

The first action of this cooperation will be an internal campaign called "Destination: Occupational Safety" intended to the employees of the Patras-Pyrgos worksites. ELINYAE is the scientific advisor of this specific campaign.

For Olympia Odos, health, safety and fostering a culture of prevention at work are a priority. Especially as regards the staff at the worksites, there are key parameters for the entire work planning. To this end, the technical department adopts a preventive strategy with specific procedures and training for all employees.

In this direction, Olympia Odos has developed a new innovative software called Como App to monitor the construction/maintenance works in terms of Quality, Health and Safety in the field. Another measure being applied on a pilot basis involves the installation of a sensor on worksite vehicles in association with special tags worn by employees/visitors on the said worksite. If someone is dangerously close to the moving vehicle, the system immediately alerts the driver allowing him to act in time to avoid the risk of an accident.

At the same time, Olympia Odos actively participates every year in the International Health and Safety Week of VINCI Concessions, our major shareholder, by organizing awareness-raising activities, staff training, presentations, videos and experiential workshops with scenarios from everyday life.

 

About ELINYAE

ELINYAE is the institution for health and safety at work of the social partners in Greece, namely: the General Confederation of Greek Workers (GSEE), the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV), the Hellenic Confederation of Professionals, Craftsmen & Merchants (GSEVEE), the Hellenic Confederation of Commerce and Entrepreneurship (ESEE) and the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE). Through its activities and initiatives in the fields of research, information, consultation support and training, ELINYAE supports employees and enterprises in their efforts to provide safe and healthy working environments.  It is the main institution for the collection and dissemination of knowledge on Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) in Greece.

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