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Occupational Health Services
Interpublic Group (IPG) applies high standards of safety and employee protection, as reflected in our policies and employee resources devoted to physical and mental health.
Interpublic Group (IPG) applies high standards of safety and employee protection, as reflected in our policies and employee resources devoted to physical and mental health. IPG is committed to continuous improvements of health and safety conditions for our employees. As a professional services company, the main types of work-related health concerns experienced by employees are related to ergonomics, stress, and repetitive motion.
Policies and Compliance: IPG’s Code of Conduct discusses health and safety and requires employees to notify their manager immediately if they become aware of unsafe working conditions. IPG maintains comprehensive policies and procedures for facility-based incident response planning medical emergencies, violence, and other site-specific incidents.
To support compliance with the facility incident policy, we provide a dashboard planning feature for use by each IPG agency’s incident management team.
Program and Tools: IPG maintains a global Crisis Preparedness program, which brings high-level oversight for emergency preparedness, incident management, and business continuity. The program has been provided with dedicated resources since its creation in 2004. It builds a culture of consistent awareness around IPG’s emergency planning and preparedness. Our approach to preparedness is based on three priorities: safety of employees, protection of company assets, and continuity of business operations.
IPG agencies are required to create and maintain an approved plan for business continuity. Each year, we aim to have documented business continuity plans for approximately 75% of our company. In 2020, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, IPG conducted a global audit of our agencies’ business continuity plan to ensure all operations were prepared for the road ahead.
Risk Assessment: Each year IPG’s Chief Risk Officer develops a risk assessment for our operations around the world, covering a wide range of risk topics, including potential safety hazards. This assessment results in a “heat map” indicating the risk rating for each IPG office and showing the status of their health and safety plans. This assessment is used – among other functions – to inform the selection of companies to be audited for crisis preparedness compliance. IPG is committed to continuing our proactive, global approach to risk management and identification, including country-specific risk assessments.