The Managing Director, Mr Robert Dwamena addressing the launch
The Electricity Company of Ghana has launched this year’s Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) Week celebration in the Central region.
This annual event is aimed at deepening awareness on safety at the workplace, and fostering closer ties with key stakeholders in communities where we operate. The theme for this year’s week-long event is “Workplace Stress: A Collective Challenge”.
Explaining the reason for the theme, the Managing Director of ECG, Mr. Robert Dwamena, who chaired the launch of the programme, stated that the idea behind the theme is based on the fact that in today’s world, long hours, tight deadlines and ever increasing demands can leave one feeling worried, uncertain and overwhelmed by stress.
The Board Chairman, Nana Kwebu Ewusi VII giving his speech
He said stress impacts negatively on one’s physical and emotional health, and can interfere with productivity and performance at the workplace. He added that to maintain and improve safety and health standards at the workplace, it is important for all employees to know their rights and responsibilities and collectively cooperate in creating a safe, healthy and accident-free workplace for all. He said developing and sustaining a safety and health culture at the workplace would make a positive impact on productivity and reduce occupational accidents and absenteeism.
Mr. Dwamena further explained that the ECG has resolved to ensure ZERO ACCIDENTS at the workplace, thus, safety still remains a major feature on the corporate agenda. “As part of our ongoing efforts to promote Safety, Health and Environment at work, I have endorsed a set of Safety Golden Rules for the Company which I will outdoor soon”, he said.
On his part, the GM/Central, Mr. Abraham Anokye Abebreseh stated that the concept of Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) has become a dominant management thought in the running of any business since relegating SHE activities could be disastrous and costly. He therefore called on Management to develop safety management programmes to protect employees.
The launch which was characterised by a cultural and drama performance was attended by the Board Chairman of ECG, Daasebre Kwebu Ewusi VII, Directors and Management team from the Company’s Head office, ECG Central Regional Management team, staff from the ten (10) operational districts of ECG Central, and the media.
The occasion was also graced by distinguished guests representing institutions like the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC), Prisons Service, Bureau of National Investigations (BNI), Zoomlion Waste Management Company Ltd., and the Guest Speaker, Mr. Christian Ackom of the School of Medical Sciences, University of Cape Coast.
The Safety, Health and Environment Week celebration is a week long programme which started on the 7th November, 2016 and ends on the 13th November, 2016.