SWM Environment southern region manager Mohd Zan Arris said these workers were the backbone of solid waste management and public cleansing in the state.
He said on that note, the company collaborated with the Social Security Organisation (Socso) on the importance of on-and-off the job safety for its workers.
Mohd Zan hoped the collaboration between the two parties would help the on-going Vision Zero Malaysia campaign by Socso which emphasises on workers’ safety, health and well-being to achieve its target.
“We give priority to our workers’ safety and health as they are our assets,’’ he said this after distributing crash helmets from Socso to SWE Environment Kluang branch workers.
Mohd Zan said the company workers are covered by insurance and receive appropriate medical benefits.
He said the company would extend the Safe Travel to Work Awareness and Advocacy programme to other SWE Environment branches in Johor.
Apart from the crash helmets, the company also distributed Covid-19 kits consisting of face mask, hand sanitiser, hand wash and anti-bacterial body cleanser.
“We always remind our workers to adhere to the standard operating procedures (SOP) during the Covid-19 pandemic,’’ said Mohd Zan.
Separately, he said the company would continue to promote its environmental-related programmes in Johor, Melaka and Negri Sembilan such as separation of solid waste at source, recycling and food waste composting to the public.
Mohd Zan said the company had in 2018, introduced a recycling programme, KITARecycle, to encourage residents in the three states to recycle 25 recyclable items.
He said the items include aluminium can, paper, plastic, electronic and electrical waste, adding that they could collect points and redeem the accumulated points via online banking.
“Recycling will help to reduce solid waste at our landfill sites which will help to extend their lifespan,’’ said Mohd Zan.
The public can download the KITARecyle app via Google Play or visit www.kitarecycle.com.
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