Sasol Limited Sustainability Report 2021 - Book - Page 15
SUSTAINABILITY PERFORMANCE AGAINST OUR FOCUS AREAS: SAFE AND ENDURING OPERATIONS (CONTINUED)
Occupational health and wellbeing
Sasol follows an integrated approach
to managing occupational health and
wellbeing, where international best
practices appropriately inform our
continuous improvement of occupational
health performance towards our goal
of zero harm.
Occupational health is strategically supporting the
•A governance framework setting uniform standards for
occupational health and wellbeing services, delivered
by competent and skilled healthcare professionals; and
•Integrated risk-based health management systems
with the emphasis on a health risk exposure reduction.
Our occupational health approach includes:
•Management of exposure to physical, chemical, biological
and ergonomic factors;
•Prevention of occupational diseases and injuries; and
•Promotion of health and work ability, rehabilitation and
return-to-work as well as first aid and curative services.
In 2021, the number of reportable occupational diseases
decreased. Exposure to workplace noise was the most
commonly reported occupational disease.
Notwithstanding the favourable trend, we remain mindful
of the latency factor between risk exposure and the onset
We remain confident that the benefit of continuous
improvement on engineering, administrative and PPE controls
reflect in later reporting periods.
We continue to:
All Sasol businesses implement and align their occupational health services according to Group requirements, consisting of the
following functional areas:
•identify and manage the exposure of workers with nonreportable work-related noise induced loss of hearing;
•closely monitor occupational and biological exposure
for potential and known exposure to identified carcinogens
and teratogens within the petrochemical environment;
•improve our diagnostic screening capabilities in our medical
•assess effective measures to eliminate and reduce
occupational health risk exposure in the workplace.
Mining occupational diseases
Irreversible lung disease
Statutory reported occupational diseases
Occupational disease incident rate
Incidents of work-related noise induced
Preventing and managing occupational and work aggravated illnesses and lifestyle diseases
through medical surveillance programmes, primary health care, injury on duty management,
rehabilitation and return to work programmes.
Identifying occupational health hazards and advising on the implementation of preventative
controls and work practices to eliminate and/or mitigate exposures in the workplace.
Enabling a holistic approach to health and wellbeing of our employees and the employees of
Facilitating a standard approach for responding to medical emergencies.
Communicating and raising awareness on the health impacts of Sasol operations within the
Following an aligned approach to that of Sasol for the employees of service providers.
Sasol Sustainability Report 2021