Employees and Workplace
Workplace Health & Safety
EMC knows that we cannot compromise when it comes to the health and safety of our employees. We work to ensure that our facilities worldwide provide safe and healthy environments for employees, visitors, and anyone who may be impacted by our operations. Professionals manage our occupational health and safety programs, and we engage employees to help improve our performance.
Health and Safety Management
Our manufacturing facilities located in the United States and Ireland are certified to OHSAS 18001, the global standard for excellence. As an Information Technology (IT) company, our health and safety risks are primarily in manufacturing facilities. As of 2011, our OHSAS 18001 facilities certification statuses are as follows:
- Manufacturing facility in Cork, Ireland certified since 2005
- Manufacturing facility in Franklin, Massachusetts certified since 2009
- Shipping and warehouse facility in Franklin, Massachusetts certified since 2011
- Manufacturing facility in Apex, North Carolina certified since 2010
EMC has developed comprehensive health and safety procedures. Job safety analyses and risk assessments support and drive our policies and procedures. We conduct audits and inspections to ensure these policies and procedures are being effectively carried out. Employees take health and safety training relevant to their work through online and instructor-led courses. Employee-led Safety Action Teams also meet regularly to review safety issues, perform audits, and organize training programs.
Health and Safety Violations
EMC was not cited for any health and safety violations in 2011.
EMC recognizes that communicable diseases may pose a potential threat to the health of our employees, our business operations and our global customers. Our Global Pandemic Preparedness Team has a detailed plan to help employees and customers around the world deal with pandemics at every phase.
In the event of a declared pandemic, we will take direction from health experts to minimize the impact. Our Global Preparedness Plan is designed to minimize disruptions to our operations, our customers' operations, and the supply chain.