OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY

OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY

The occupational health and safety (OHS) practices in Doğuş Otomotiv operated businesses are carried out in accordance with the Occupational Health and Safety Law No. 6331 and other applicable Legislation.

Employer representatives, workplace physicians, healthcare employees, occupational safety specialists, administrative affairs officials, human resources officials, team leaders on committee, employee representatives and officials from subcontractors participate in the Occupational Health & Safety Committee meetings.

The OHS Committees evaluate the decisions made the previous month on legal requirements, near-accident cases, work-related accidents, occupational diseases, periodic control results, OHS site observations and employee opinions, and reach decisions for the upcoming periods.

 

2016 OHS Activities in Doğuş Otomotiv Head Office

The Occupational Health & Safety Committees have convened monthly with the participation of officials from subcontractors. The OHS specialists of these subcontractors present the OHS audit reports on their specific areas.

The maintenance services of all shuttle buses are performed by Authorized Companies. The vehicles’ traffic safety is monitored, and drivers are tested for alcohol consumption. The trainings (fire, first aid, search and rescue) provided as part of civil defense plans by AFAD (Disaster and Emergency Management Authority) are ongoing. Earthquake themed performed drills have been conducted in all workplaces, while emergency action plans have also been updated.

 

Furthermore, during the year;

  1. Annual activity and annual assessment reports have been issued.
  2. Employee representatives have convened.
  3. Planned OHS trainings have been conducted.
  4. OHS trainings for new hires have been conducted.
  5. Planned health screenings have been performed.
  6. Health screenings of new hires have been performed.
  7. OHS field observations have been conducted.
  8. Maintenance and controls of equipment subject to periodic checks have been conducted.
  9. Groundings have been measured, and electrical installations checked.
  10. Lightning rods have been measured and checked.
  11. Emergency team trainings have been conducted.
  12. Emergency evacuation drills have been conducted.
  13.  First-aider trainings have been conducted.

 

2016 OHS Activities in the Logistics Department

The Occupational Health & Safety Committees continue to meet monthly with the participation of officials from subcontractors.

Field trips have been continuing in order to monitor the environment in the workplace. Necessary information has been communicated for the notification of work-related accidents or near-accidents, and an accident investigation team conducts necessary investigations after an incident and takes corrective actions.

Working at heights trainings are conducted for logistics warehouse staff, and health screenings are performed at Istanbul Occupational Diseases Hospital for employees working at heights.

Employees’ opinions are obtained and assessed, and corrective preventive activities continue. The regular maintenance of all equipment and systems is carried out by authorized companies, and necessary follow-ups are monitored regarding periodical controls.

 

  1. Annual activity and annual assessment reports have been issued.
  2. Employee representatives have convened.
  3. Planned OHS trainings have been conducted.
  4. OHS trainings for new hires have been conducted.
  5. An instruction manual for newly hired employees is being prepared.
  6. Planned health screenings have been conducted.
  7. Health screenings of new hires have been performed.
  8. OHS field observations have been conducted.
  9. Maintenance and controls of equipment subject to periodic checks have been conducted.
  10. Groundings have been measured, and electrical installations checked.
  11. Lightning rods have been measured and checked.
  12. Ambience measurements have been carried out.
  13. Emergency teams have been trained.
  14. Emergency evacuation drills have been exercised.
  15. All subcontractors submit audit reports.

 

OHS at our Suppliers

The following Occupational Health & Safety regulations, which all Doğuş Otomotiv suppliers should comply with, are applied and monitored in all applications.

Companies that serve as Subcontractors of Doğuş Otomotiv operated places of business are required to fulfill the following obligations to ensure Occupational Health & Safety compliance with the Labor Law No. 4857, the Regulation on Subcontracting pursuant to Social Insurance and Universal Health Insurance Law No. 5510, the Occupational Health & Safety Law No. 6331, and all other applicable legislation.

•          Pursuant to applicable legislation, subcontractors are the principal employers of their staff. (Labor Law No. 4857)

•          The Subcontractor will employ staff at a place of business solely for the job specified in the subcontracting agreement.

•          The Subcontractor will ensure that all legal documentation required for personnel files and job descriptions are completed and kept at the Principal Employer’s place of business. (Labor Law No. 4857)

•          Before starting to provide services in a place of business, the employer will be knowledgeable about the necessary Occupational Health & Safety legislation, and inform its workers accordingly. (Occupational Health & Safety Law No. 6331, Article 16)

•          The Subcontractor will not employ workers in a place of business before obtaining health reports from relevant health institutions confirming qualification for a job, and will ensure that periodic health examinations are performed for ongoing assignments, and share certified copies of such reports with the Principal Employer. (Occupational Health & Safety Law No. 6331, Article 15)

•          The Subcontractor will appoint sufficient number of employee representatives, elected by workers or by appointment in cases where they cannot be determined by elections. (Communiqué on Qualifications and Election Procedures and Principles of Employee Representatives Related to Occupational Health and Safety; 29.08.2013 / 28750)

•          If the Subcontractor employs more than 50 workers, it will establish an Occupational Health & Safety Committee, and when workers are less than 50, it will appoint a representative to serve on the Occupational Health & Safety Committee established by the Principal Employer, and inform the Principal Employer in writing of the names of such persons. (Regulation on Occupational Health & Safety Committees; 18.01.2013 / 28532)

•          The Subcontractor should assign an Occupational Safety Specialist, a Workplace Physician, and Other Health Personnel depending on hazard class and applicable legislation. (Occupational Health & Safety Law No. 6331, Article 6)

•          The Subcontractor will plan occupational health and safety trainings and other OHS activities for its workers in accordance with relevant legislation, issue annual evaluation reports according to the sample provided in the Regulation’s ANNEX-2 where occupational health and safety activities related to the working environment and the results of the working environment monitoring are recorded, and submit certified copies to the Principal Employer. (Regulation on the Duties, Authorities, Responsibilities and Training of Occupational Safety Specialists; 29.12.2012 / 28512)

•          When the Subcontractor employs Occupational Safety Specialists or a Workplace Physician, their books, unique for each workplace, and legalized by the Provincial Directorates of Labor and Employment Institution or a Notary Public with serial numbers and pages in one original and two copies, must be kept in the workplace to be presented to authorized labor inspectors. (Regulation on Occupational Health & Safety Services; 29.12.2012 / 28512)

•          The Subcontractor will perform its own risk assessment in a place of business, and report the results to the Principal Employer. (Regulation on Occupational Health & Safety Risk Assessment; 29.12.2012 / 28512)

•          The Subcontractor is obligated to provide health and safety trainings for the workers at the start of their employment and later as the job continues. (Regulation on the Procedures and Principles of Occupational Health and Safety Trainings of Employees 15.05.2013 / 28648)

•          The subcontractor will not start the employment of workers in jobs where vocational qualification certificate are mandatory if they are unable to submit a vocational qualification certificate. (Occupational Qualification Institution Communiqué on Professions that Require Vocational Qualification Certification; 25.05.2015 / 29366)

•          The Subcontractor will determine the health and safety rules in the workplace, inform the employees, and monitor their compliance, and inform the principle employer periodically. (Law on Occupational Health and Safety Article: 4)

•          The Subcontractor will procure all kinds of protective materials for its workers, provide training on their use, and ensure that they are used. (Regulation on the Use of Personal Protective Equipment in Workplaces; 02.07.2013 / 28695)

•          The Subcontractor will draw up an emergency plan for situations such as safety and fire prevention on site during the course of the work to be done, train worker, provide equipment, and take part in the Principal Employer’s Emergency Action organization. There should also be sufficient first-aiders. (Regulation on Emergency Situations in the Workplace; 18.06.2013 / 28681)

•          The Subcontractor will notify the SSI or the Principal Employer within the legal timeframe of work accidents and occupational diseases that may occur. Investigations will be conducted after a work accident or occupational disease, results will be communicated to the Principal Employer. (Social Insurance and Universal Health Insurance Law No. 5510; Articles 13 and 14 / Law on Occupational Health and Safety Article: 14)

•          The Subcontractor will store personnel health files for at least 15 years from the date the workers leave the company. (Regulation on Occupational Health and Safety Services; 29.12.2012 / 28512)

•          The Subcontractor will monitor the workplace, plan for maintenance, control and site measurements of its own equipment required for occupational health and safety, and ensure that they are carried out. (Regulation on the Duties, Authorities, Responsibilities and Trainings of Occupational Safety Specialists; 29.12.2012 / 28512)

•          The Subcontractor will support the work done by the Principal Employer to obtain the workers’ opinions and ensure their participation. (Law on Occupational Health and Safety Article: 18)

 

DOĞUŞ OTO OHS ACTIVITIES

 

Doğuş Oto recognizes its employees and the employees of other business partners as its most important asset in its efforts to achieve competitive advantage and attain its strategic objectives in line with its main mission.

In accordance with this core principle, the employees and management of Doğuş Oto, which has a strong standing in the Turkish automotive industry as its main field of business, are committed to create a safer and healthier business environment for all workers, suppliers, any and all individuals present in a workplace, whether as interns or visitors, and reaching the ideal “0 work accidents” goal. For these purposes, Doğuş Oto adopts and undertakes to implement a management system that:

  • Complies with all applicable laws and regulations on Occupational Health & Safety;
  • Follows the developments related to Occupational Health and Safety;
  • Provides necessary OHS trainings and information OSH to ensure that all employees and other people present on site for work, internship or visit are aware of their personal or professional responsibilities; and to that end, aims to build OHS culture around corporate values;
  • Identifies all possible risks that may arise as a result of its operations, and takes actions to reduce these risks to acceptable levels;
  • Maintains the established OHS system and activities constantly, and makes it available for inspections by related parties; and
  • Undertakes and implements a management system based on continuous improvement principles;

Our OHS policy is communicated to all our employees during their orientation, to first-time contractors and suppliers as part of the agreements, and in accordance with our procedures.

Subcontractors working on behalf of Doğuş Oto are also ensured to comply with the Occupational Health and Safety provisions stipulated by law, and to Doğuş Oto OHS management and principles.