Germany-based Gerresheimer receives AMS-Arbeitsschutz mit System health and safety quality seal by liability insurance association following audit at management production sites for molded glass in Essen, Lohr and Tettau in December 2013
July 11, 2014
– “AMS-Arbeitsschutz mit System“ is the name of the health & safety quality seal issued by the VBG employers‘ liability insurance association. The management of the Gerresheimer production sites for molded glass in Essen, Lohr and Tettau underwent a VGB audit in December 2013 and received a 3-year certificate in April.
“This certificate is more than just a piece of paper. Molded glass is produced at Gerresheimer Essen, Lohr and Tettau 365 days a year. We want to ensure that our employees can work in safe and healthy conditions,“ said Joachim Herrmann, HR Manager at Gerresheimer Lohr, who has been appointed as the AMS Officer for the three production facilities. He is responsible for the sustainable implementation of a work management system and is effectively supported by a project team with members at all three sites.
Werner Masek, Health & Safety Officer in Essen:
“Health & safety is absolutely essential at any production facility. But the people who work here also have to understand why it is important to comply with health & safety regulations.”
Around 400 people work at Gerresheimer Essen manufacturing glass containers for pharmaceuticals, food and spirit miniatures.
Klaus Probst, Health & Safety Officer in Lohr:
“You have to keep your eyes open when you walk around the plant to see where you can prevent potential hazards with health & safety measures. That’s the only way to guarantee the effectiveness of any health & safety concept.”
Gerresheimer Lohr GmbH has approximately 400 employees and manufactures glass containers for pharmaceuticals, food, beverages and specialty products.
Uwe Zipfel, Health & Safety Officer in in Tettau:
“A modern workplace should be safe in every respect. My colleagues often have excellent ideas on how minimize or eliminate health & safety risks.”
Ingbert Löffler, HR Manager in Tettau:
“As employer and business partner, a company like Gerresheimer always has to set an example in the area of health & safety.“
Gerresheimer Tettau GmbH has around 500 employees and specializes in the production of glass containers for cosmetics.
The Gerresheimer plants with AMS certification
Gerresheimer is a leading global partner to the pharma and healthcare industries. The company’s special glass and plastic products contribute to health and well-being. Gerresheimer is a global organization with 11,000 employees and manufacturing operations in the local markets, close to customers. It has over 40 production facilities in Europe, North and South America and Asia generating revenue in excess of EUR 1.3 billion. The comprehensive product portfolio includes pharmaceutical packaging products as well as convenient and safe drug delivery systems such as insulin pens, inhalers, pre-fillable syringes, vials, ampoules, bottles and containers for liquid and solid pharmaceuticals with closure and safety systems, plus cosmetic packaging products.