Banken for en verden i endring The bank for a ... - BNP Paribas

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• human resources development / clearly identified operational challenges

Public-health issues

The BNP Paribas SA Occupational Health

Department has been actively promoting

employee health for the past several years. During

employees’ annual visit, company doctors provide

personalised recommendations in all areas

of public health. For major risks such as cardiovascular

disease, cancer, obesity or smoking,

awareness campaigns are conducted on a yearly

basis, information brochures are produced and

further specific steps may be taken.

The Occupational Health Department also

monitors emerging health threats, to inform staff

and provide recommendations. In 2006, this

monitoring, conducted with help from French

and international health authorities, led to the

postponement of scheduled assignments in the

French island of Réunion in the Indian Ocean,

due to risks related to the Chikungunya virus.

Advice was provided to staff on the Group

intranet on how to prepare for the risk of a heat

wave in July. In response to avian flu concerns,

leaflets presenting personal hygiene recommendations

for preventing the spread of viruses

were posted in restrooms. A working group

that includes operational leadership from the

various core businesses and functions meets

regularly to prepare the Group to respond to a

possible pandemic, in terms of both healthcare

and organisation.

Supporting employees through

difficult times

As with prevention, the redeployment of employees

after several months of absence due to illness

is the subject of concerted efforts between

the Occupational Health Department, the HR

managers and functional management. Given

the rapid pace of change within the Group, the

reintegration process must factor in an adjustment

to the new circumstances, so as to dispel

employees’ worries and allow them the time to

find their feet again.

In certain cases, employees can have an interview

with the occupational physician before

resuming work, either because they request it or

because their GP or the reviewing physician from

the national health insurance system deem it

necessary. In such instances the company doctor

prepares the employee for his or her return,

taking into consideration any after-effects or

residual handicap he or she may be suffering.

Public-health initiatives in 2006

The following initiatives took place in


• Doctor Fricker’s conference on nutrition,

well-being and health was attended by

400 employees.

• One hundred staff members attended

an information session on breast cancer

screening and the therapeutic and psychological

dimensions of treatment.

• Large-scale vaccination campaigns led to

2,460 influenza shots and 739 other vaccinations

requested by employees.

• Screening for the cardiovascular risk

factors of high cholesterol, high blood

pressure, smoking and stress partnership

continued, in a partnership with hôpital

Broussais in Paris. When appropriate, loss

of coronary function is measured at the

hospital, so that those employees who need

it can get early treatment. In 2006 there

were 332 blood tests and 7 patients were


• Better medical monitoring has been

provided for expatriate staff, with new

health checkups tailored to the employee’s

age group and to the health risks of the

countries concerned. This concerned

127 employees in 2006. Special medical

attention continued to be devoted to employees

sent abroad to regions with significant

health risks.


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