Safety-First Culture Raises OHS Awareness of Community Trainees
Pyae Pyae Phyo
Myint & Associates Offshore Supply Base Limited (M&AOSB) is committed to continuously improving our health and safety performance, and embedding a safety-first culture consistent with our fundamental goals which include “Zero Accidents” and “No Harm to People”. In line with our health and safety goals, our CSR program included two-day introductory courses to raise awareness of occupational health and safety (OHS) of the community trainees for four times.
The OHS trainings intended to raise the participants’ awareness of workplace hazards and diseases, and to nurture a safe working environment as well as safety culture. The training covered several topics: “Introduction to Safety Management”, “Safety Terminology”, “Safety Law & Regulation”, “Responsibilities in Safety Management”, “Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment”, “Risk Control Measures”, “PPE”, “Electrical Safety”, “Machinery Safety”, “Working at Height Safety”, “Material Handling”, “Occupational Health”, “Fire Safety”, and “Emergency Action Plan”.
The first OHS training was conducted in Nanttharpu Village Tract from July 25 – 26, 2019; the second and third trainings were conducted in Nga Yoke Kaung Town and Kyway Chaing Village Tract from August 29 to September 1, 2019; and the last training took place at Aung Thu Kha Monastery in Nanttharpu Village Tract on January 20 – 21, 2020. A total of 108 community stakeholders successfully completed the OHS trainings provided by WIN OSHE Safety Academy, Myanmar’s leading national provider of safety, health, environment and quality solutions. As part of our CSR initiates, we encouraged all local trainees to complete those OHS courses before attending construction skills trainings. We will continue to adhere to our HSE policy in all areas of our operations as we believe “No activity is so important that it cannot be done safely.”