KUCHING: Cahya Mata Sarawak Bhd (CMS) has held its inaugural group-wide Safety Month 2013 campaign in conjunction with its annual health run.
The CMS Health Run 2013 and Safety Month 2013 campaign last weekend reaffirms the group’s commitment to advance the safety, health and well-being of employees across all boards.
The aim of the campaign is to raise awareness of all employees on measures to prevent accidents and the practical procedures to be adopted. Employees are encouraged to play an active role in helping the management identify workplace risks, ensure health and safety controls are in place and increase the level of commitment to working in a safe and healthy environment.
CMS group managing director Datuk Richard Curtis said: “We created these two initiatives to reflect two very important values we pride here at CMS — a healthy lifestyle, and a safe workplace for our employees. CMS recognises that it is imperative that our employees maintain a healthy lifestyle filled with regular exercise and while on the job, safety is the number one concern as employees should look to ensure environmental safety is not only for themselves, but for their fellow colleagues.
“On top of their relentless effort to drive the company forward, every individual’s well-being is also highly esteemed by the company as a whole, thus inspiring the team to organise significant activities aimed at enhancing their well-being.”
Among the activities that will be carried out as part of this year’s CMS Safety Month include safety and health talks by the relevant authorities, a “Safety and Health” exhibition held during the health run, video presentations on safety and health issues as well as display of safety and health promotional materials.
Over 800 participants, including Curtis, participated in the run. Simultaneously, over 400 CMS outstation staff members based in or near Sibu, Bintulu and Miri took part in their own local runs.
The 6km-run’s popularity has been steadily increasing through the years, with this year’s attendance topping last year’s turnout of 400.