Health Emergency
Provisions on Health Emergency

Eni's main objective is to ensure conditions of health and safety in the workplaces. To this end, in all Eni offices and operating sites, all the necessary measures are adopted in order to counter and contain the contagion from Covid-19, to comply with the provisions issued by the government and public authorities and to ensure the correct management of operating activities, taking into account the peculiarities of the different workplaces.

Hygiene and prevention measures

All workers must first of all adopt the general health and hygiene prevention measures useful to reduce the risk of infection provided by the WHO and by the reference health authority, which are periodically updated in relation to the evolution of the phenomenon by the legislation issued time after time, such as washing hands frequently, avoiding contact with eyes, nose and mouth, cover nose and mouth in the presence of sneezing and coughing, wearing a surgical mask, where required

In addition, the following additional measures are adopted:

  • Access to workplaces is forbidden in the presence of respiratory symptoms and fever (temp.> 5°C);
  • Technical-organizational measures are implemented to allow for the minimum interpersonal safety distance during working activities;
  • Daily cleaning and periodic sanitization of workplaces (rooms, workstations, common areas and leisure areas) are carried out.
  • Running and maintenance of the aeraulic systems in the buildings are carried out.

Medical and personal protective equipment (PPE)

Each Employer ensures the supply of suitable PPEs to its staff, according to its specific risk assessments and the type of ongoing activity.

In the workplace, the minimum safety distance and personal and areas hygiene/sanitization measures are adopted as a priority measure of prevention and protection to safeguard the health and safety of workers.

In line with the provisions of the World Health Organization guidelines regarding the COVID-19 epidemic and recommended by the ISS Infection Prevention and Control Working Group, the use of the surgical mask is envisaged if the working activity requires to operate at an interpersonal distance of less than one meter, and if other organizational solutions cannot be implemented. In addition, the surgical mask is always mandatory for all workers in common areas and on mobility occasions. It is also mandatory to use of surgical masks for the entire duration of the training activities in presence, internal events, access to auditoriums, meeting rooms, company archives, libraries, etc.

The use of the half-mask FFP2/FFP3 should instead be envisaged for activities that may involve a potential professional exposure such as those of healthcare professionals in contact with a suspected case or those of the cleaning staff during decontamination activities, which concerns only health facilities and the activity of emergency and first aid operators during first aid activities.

Access to workplaces

Access to Eni offices by visitors/guests is restricted to situations of actual need. If entry is necessary, a specific Information Sheet must be signed (Information Sheet entering Eni sites) and the body temperature must be measured at the entrance of the buildings through thermal imaging cameras and/or remote infrared thermometers.

In the case of contract awarded suppliers who must be able to carry out their activity at Eni's offices, the acquisition of a specific information sheet signed by the supplier’s Employer is envisaged (Information Sheet - Communication to suppliers – Covid-19 Emergency), which must be renewed every 14 days or, sooner, at each variation of the personnel employed in the contract. The detection of the temperature at the entrance of the buildings through thermal imaging camera and/or remote infrared thermometers is also envisaged, based on the plans defined for the accesses to each building.

Access to Eni offices is safely regulated for company professionals whose presence is required for business continuity, also through a plan that provides for the identification of those professionals who need to go to the company sites to carry out their activities,  those who can work remotely (smart working), but, if necessary, will be asked to go to company sites and those who work only remotely (smart working).

In addition:

  • for the staff of suppliers, entry, transit and exit procedures are identified, through predefined routes and times, in order to reduce the occasions for contact with the staff in force in the departments/offices involved. Toilets dedicated to contractors will be provided inside the office buildings.
  • Movements within the site must be limited to the minimum necessary and in compliance with company instructions;
  • The meetings are held exclusively in remote mode, through videoconferencing/streaming systems. Where the meetings are characterized by the nature of necessity and urgency, when remote connection is not possible, they can be carried out in presence in compliance with the following provisions:
    • only controlled meeting rooms will be accessible (therefore managed by dedicated staff)
    • the number of participants admitted to the meeting rooms cannot exceed 30% of the nominal capacity and in any case the number of 6 participants cannot be exceeded
  • The drivers of the means of transport must remain on board their vehicles: access to the offices is not allowed for any reason. For the necessary preparation of loading and unloading activities, the transporter must comply with the strict distance of at least one meter.

Access to gathering areas

Taking into account the provisions of local and/or national health authorities, adequate restrictive measures may be envisaged which include, in relation to the type of workplace:

  • temporary suspension or modification in the method of access to the canteen service;
  • temporary suspension or modification in the method of access to refreshment areas (e.g. cafeterias, bouvette and guest-houses);
  • closure of meeting rooms; regulation for meeting activities in presence characterized by nature of necessity and urgency;
  • temporary suspension or regulation of training activities allowed in presence and of internal events;
  • suspension of the mobility service (e.g. company shuttles) or modification in the methods of access.

Access to common areas, including company canteens, toilets, changing rooms is subject to quota restrictions, with the provision of continuous ventilation of the premises, a reduced stay time within these spaces and with the maintenance of the minimum interpersonal safety distance among the people who occupy them.

Protection of "fragile" workers

Eni, in line with the indications of the Crisis Unit, implements a series of actions aimed at protecting the so-called "Fragile workers", or those who, due to specific personal health conditions, may be more exposed to the risk of contracting the virus or suffering an aggravation of their pathology according to the regulatory provisions.

The maximum collaboration of all Eni suppliers is required in order to implement the provisions issued by the competent Institutions and to observe the consequent envisaged protection measures, promptly informing their staff, ensuring appropriate awareness of the importance of complying with the behavioral instructions and of promptly reporting any doubt or operational criticality related to the application of the aforementioned measures to the Eni contractual manager of reference.

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