ECG taking steps to reduce staff stress

Ho- The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) is taking steps to reduce stress among staff of the Company, Mr Samuel Boakye�Appiah, the Managing Director, has said.

He said management was aware of uncertainties and stress the staff were likely to face with the introduction of Private Sector Participation and taking proactive steps, including the establishment of resource centres to manage staff stress.

Mr Aboakye-Appiah said this at the launch of the 5th Safety Health and Environment (SHE) week celebration of the company in Ho.

The event was held under the theme: Workplace Stress; Let’s Manage It.

He said the resource centre would help address staff concerns and help them deal with work-related stress.

Mr Aboakye-Appiah said the company was also ensuring that the working environment remained safe, healthy and accident-free for all.

He said any organization that sought to maintain the best human resource needed to have policies and procedures that comprehensively addressed health and safety issues, which ECG was doing.

He said management had declared zero tolerance for work related accidents due to stress because accidents were expensive both to the employer and employee.

Mr Delali Oklu, Volta Regional Manager, ECG, called on staff to abide by the company’s operational and safety regulations to contribute to the company’s success.

He said the region recorded zero fatality this year but five injuries resulting in 112 hours lost time due to injury and four accidents involving non-staff.

The Regional Manager urged the public to report abnormalities on their installations to the nearest ECG office for redress since any form of contact with the network or lines could be fatal.

SHE is an annual event aimed at deepening awareness on safety at the workplace, and fostering closer ties with key stakeholders in communities where the company operated.

Source: Ghana News Agency