Tenaris is gradually restarting operations at its facilities in Italy, while strict safety measures implemented by the company to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in the workplace remain in place.
Tenaris proactively scaled back operations even before the introduction of the nationwide lockdown on March 9. Production continued for critical orders, including medical-grade gas cylinders used in emergency rooms and ambulances.
“Our commitment is to ensure first and foremost the health and safety of our employees, customers and communities,” shares Michele Della Briotta, President of Tenaris in Europe. “During these weeks, we worked hard to create a safe workplace for anyone accessing our mills. We reviewed all the processes, trying not to leave anything to chance.”
While the COVID-19 crisis is not over, preventive measures implemented at Tenaris’s Italian mills with guidance from the World Health Organization (WHO) and local authorities aim to increase safety in operations. Mandatory temperature scans, distribution of masks to all employees, enhanced cleaning and sanitizing routines, workstation mapping, restricted access to common areas, re-designed movement and transportation patters – these are just some of the actions the Dalmine mill has taken ahead of the gradual restart of operations.
“Overcoming this crisis will require close partnership between governments, businesses and communities,” adds Della Briotta. “With this approach being fundamentally aligned with our core values, we are now focused on implementing community-based response plans.”
To learn about Tenaris’s management plan to address the COVID-19 crisis, please visit https://www.tenaris.com/en/covid19/