The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has launched the 2018 edition of their annual Safety, Health & Environment Week.
This year’s celebration, slated for Monday November 5th – 11th 2018, is hinged on the theme: “Workplace Stress; Let’s Manage it.” Addressing the ceremony at the Volta Regional office of the Company in Ho on Friday November 2, 2018, The Regional Manager, Ing. Delali Oklu, underscored the relevance of the theme to the peculiar situation of ECG.
According t him, the multifaceted nature of stress that confronts staff of the company makes this celebration a most prudent one.
“The theme for the celebration, “Workplace Stress; Let’s Manage it,” is very apt for our line of work where we are subjected to various types of stress. Stressors come from difficult customers, inadequate resources, inability to meet targets or deadlines, etc. The management of this stress is therefore important for the maintenance of a healthy workforce that can meetbth3 demands of today’s corporate world,” he said.
On his part, the Managing Director of ECG, Ing. Samuel Boakye-Appiah, averred that management has made it a matter of policy to guard against work-related accidents. According to him, not only do accidents rob the company of crucial human resource, but most importantly it may plague the victims with life-long incapacitation.
“Accidents are expensive to both the employer and employee. The employer may lose your services but you will also be permanently disabled or even die. We in ECG are a family and management does not wish that any of us should be a victim of accident; that is why Management had declared a zero tolerance for accidents.
The Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) division has been tasked to intensify the campaign of zero accidents, enforce the company’s Standard Operations Procedures, Transport policy and other codes of practice, and ensure strict compliance to the use of personnel protective equipment (PPE),” he said.
The highlight of the event saw personnel from the University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS) take staff of ECG and all present through an extensive lecture on stress management. Delivering the lecture, a Public Health Practitioner and Lecturer with UHAS, Mr. Nuworza Kugbey, advised participants too.
Having duly launched the celebration, the Managing Director of the ECG, Ing. Boakye-Appiah, together with some eminent traditional rulers, unveiled the revised ECG Golden Rules of Safety.
The event was also used to present performance awards to hardworking Districts and Regions for the 3rd quarter of 2018. In the District category, the Tema South District came first out of 83 operational districts. Kaneshie and Dansoman Districts came second and were followed by the Takoradi District.
The Regional category saw the Accra West Region come first out of 8 operational regions, followed by Western Region while the Eastern, Tema and Volta Operational regions came third. The winning Districts each received citations while the regions received plaques of recognition with undisclosed sums of money for both categories.
The day was not without its perks of attraction as the Taviefe Asada Borborbor group was on grounds to lighten the atmosphere with melodious traditional music and dance.
Source: Globalfmonline.com/105.1/ Etornam Ohene sefadzi