As part of activities to celebrate World Safety Day, Thai Union Ghana which comprises of The Pioneer Food Cannery and the Tema Tuna Ventures, has launched a three-day safety event to celebrate the occasion.
The safety day celebration is under the theme; ‘value life, people safety, our topmost priority’.
The day, which was observed at the factory premises of Pioneer Food Cannery, saw the management team taking the over a thousand workers through some safety tips.
The Human Resource Director for Pioneer Food Cannery, Mrs Vida Botwe, who addressed the workers ahead of the safety talks, noted that the company has run for 140 days without accident. This she said is worth commending.
“I want to announce to you that for the past 140 days we have been operating without any form of accident and I think it is a commendable achievement by all of us and I urge you to always and at all times ensure safety practices at both the factory premises and at your various homes”.
The General Manager of the company, Mr. Nichol Elizabeth on his part said as a company that has over a thousand employees, safety is one thing the company cannot compromise on.
“We have over a thousand workers working for us and it is imperative on us that we ensure their total safety hence this programme to educate them on the best forms of safety practices”.
He said Safety is everybody’s responsibility and as a company with an international recognition, it places high on its priority list, the lives of its workers.
“I would want to urge all of you to take safety as a top priority. We are not here to injure our workers but ensure that they are safe at all times.”
He urged them to be each other’s keeper in ensuring safety at all times both at the factory premises and at their various homes.
“As the world marks the World Safety Day, I want all of you to ensure safety at all times and ensure it is your topmost priority. There is an ultimate aim of the company to ensure that workers go home safe without accident.”
A safety week banner and a safety book were unveiled by the company to create awareness of safety to the workers.
Head of Quality Health Safety Security and Environment of Thai Union Ghana, Jacob Tetteh Ayin on his part, read out the Thai Union Group Safety Policy to the workers, and urged them to ensure they comply with the safety regulations.
The management team signed a policy statement in the presence of the workers to show their unflinching support and commitment to safety.
By: Elvis Washington/citifmonline.com/Ghana