In it's drive to shape the organizational safety culture, Saipem's Senior Management recognized the need for an inclusion of health into its already established Leadership in Safety program (LiS). The now ‘Leadership in Health & Safety(LiHS) program was seen as a natural evolution in terms of extending a culture of care to its employees. This critical new focus signifies a major and significant shift in the way that Saipem takes care of its employees in the long-term, underlining the real need for the linking Health to Safety, and not only in terms of accidents.

An analysis of Saipem's statistics revealed that 74% of all repatriations in Saipem were not accident-related, but resulting from long term "lifestyle" related issues, and often very preventable health-related conditions.

In its effort to motivate a healthier workforce, Saipem developed an engaging tool designed to foster a proactive approach toward health, creating a ‘want’ within the individual to peruse healthier choices and actions.

One of the key elements in nurturing this healthier attitude within the organization, is a high-impact film drama created exclusively for LiHS. It focuses on three main health topics: Malaria, Transmittable Diseases and Lifestyle, offering a motivating and emotional message to carry forward Saipem's Vision for Health.

This paper describes the innovative strategy Saipem's Health Department has taken toward a diminishment of communicable and non-communicable disease incidence rates, and further explains the technicalities of the campaign. This paper should be of interest to all those who manage health related issues within their organizations.

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