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CEM and Labour Affairs Bureau organize training to enhance occupational safety and health awareness

Macau, 12 December 2018

In order to enhance occupational safety and health awareness among CEM contractors, CEM has been holding the “Safety Training for Contractors” since 2014 under positive support from the industry. CEM organized the “Safety Training for Contractors” again on 12 December at the Plaza Restaurant, attracting over 80 employees from CEM’s contractors to attend. Professionals from the Labour Affairs Bureau and CEM shared related knowledge and experiences.

Simon Young, Deputy Director of CEM Transmission and Distribution Department, said in his welcoming speech that CEM has always placed importance on occupational safety and health in the workplace, and is dedicated to providing a safe and healthy work environment for staff and contractors’ workers. It not only implements health and safety policies under a management system that complies with international standards and systematically integrates safety measures into every detail of its business operations, but also regularly holds occupational safety and health training for staff and contractors to share CEM’s safety culture. CEM firmly believes that a safe and healthy work environment will enable employees to achieve the best work efficiency and quality. CEM also believes that workplace accidents can be avoided and “zero accident” can be realized. Occupational safety should not only be a behavior, but also a habit. Young said CEM Transmission and Distribution Department has achieved a record of zero accidents in three years. In the future, CEM will step up efforts to promote information on occupational safety and health through various activities, in a bid to allow its staff to join hands with the industry to achieve an accident-free vision.

Sou Kuok Fai and Hong Pek Fong, Senior Technician and Technician of Occupational Safety & Health Department of Labour Affairs Bureau and Rachel Tang, Cables and Underground Facilities Engineer of CEM Transmission and Distribution Department were speakers of the training.

During the training, Sou Kuok Fai introduced “Noise at Work and Hearing Protection”", explaining the impact of excessive noise at work on health as well as measures to protect hearing. Employers should fulfill their responsibilities to control noise at work and take measures to protect employees' hearing. Meanwhile, employees should cooperate with employers to do their part to protect their hearing. Sou Kuok Fai also instruct participants how to choose the right hearing protector. Hong Pek Fong’s presentation was themed on “Learning about Occupational Musculoskeletal Disorders”. In addition to using pictures and videos for introduction, Hong also invited attendees to participate in games to see if they are affected by musculoskeletal disorders. Hong introduced ways to relieve the symptoms and demonstrated how to perform stretching exercises to prevent musculoskeletal disorders. In addition, Rachel Tang introduced about “Road Works Safety”. She reminded the contractors to improve the management of their construction sites, and to strictly implement the safety procedures and measures relating to excavation and cable laying works on public road.

With the vision of becoming a leading energy service supplier in Asia, CEM has been committed to improving employees' awareness of environmental protection, health and safety, and has spared no efforts to communicate its values to contractors, suppliers and the public. In addition to providing training for employees and contractors, CEM set up “Health, Safety, Environment and Quality Excellence Awards” in 2008 to acknowledge efforts of contractors and suppliers in promoting workplace safety and environmental protection. CEM was the first company in Macau to set up such an Award, aiming to strengthen cooperation with business partners to provide safe and high-quality life for Macau residents.

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