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Nestlé, Credit Suisse and Google are the best companies to work for in Switzerland, according to a survey by Sweden's Universum Communications.

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Re: Nestlé best employer in Switzerland: survey

I know this is an old post, but what Nestlé's workplace safety record like in Switzerland? The reason I ask is they (or a company they own) have been recently prosecuted for some fairly serious workplace safety violations US (fatality at a plant in MA), UK (fatality or serious injury involving a palleting machine, I forget) and France (fatality or serious injury, I forget) as well...
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Re: Nestlé best employer in Switzerland: survey

Workplace safety? What's that?
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Having worked both in the UK and Switzerland I have to say here it is only a vague concept; employees are supposed to look after themselves and are free to leave if they feel unsafe.

This being said I know Nestle well and I can tell you they take safety very very seriously, far more than the Swiss average. Of course here companies are only very rarely prosecuted for safety issue, because the laws are done to protect the interests of the companies (which fund the main political parties except SP/PS and the Greens), but those of the people.
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Old 17.01.2013, 20:30
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My brother's firm take work place safety very seriously. They even chain the fire extinguisher's to stop them being stolen. i didn't believe him until he sent me this..

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My brother's firm take work place safety very seriously. They even chain the fire extinguisher's to stop them being stolen. i didn't believe him until he sent me this..

How dumb is this..... In case of a fire.
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Re: Nestlé best employer in Switzerland: survey

Yes, Nestle does take safety at heart, at least in Switzerland, as they review statistics, and there is a 0 accident approach. I know best the office environment, where the talk is walked - now the factories may be a different affair.
As per quality workplace, yes, it is a good place to work, with a lot of opportunities... if you get them or not, would depend on how politically correct you are willing to be.
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How dumb is this..... In case of a fire.
Exactly, makes the work place less safe if you can't extinguish a fire!
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My brother's firm take work place safety very seriously. They even chain the fire extinguisher's to stop them being stolen. i didn't believe him until he sent me this..

These chains are specially made alloys which are stronger than steel but melts like butter when they encounter high heat. Hence they must be a good method to deter thieves.

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These chains are specially made alloys which are stronger than steel but melts like butter when they encounter high heat. Hence they must be a good method to deter thieves.

Wonderful, so now I can access the extinguisher only AFTER it gets hot enough to melt metal? IMHO, I'd be long gone and the place on its way to ashes before I'd try that...
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