Health and Safety
Employee welfare, especially health and safety of our employees, remains our top priority. We strive to provide safe and healthy working conditions especially in non-office-based environment such as field operations, processing and manufacturing. IOI places substantial investments in occupational safety and health management systems that meet world-class accreditation levels such as OHSAS 18001 standards.
Continuous training and awareness programmes such as fire training and hazard guidance are conducted for those dealing with potential hazards such as pesticides and machinery.
At the plantation operations, IOI also initiates free medical treatment at clinics with X-ray and ambulance facilities for IOI’s estate workers and neighbouring communities.
To maintain cleanliness and hygiene, a Visiting Medical Officer (“VNO”) visits the labour quarters twice a month whilst frequent health programmes and campaigns on pap smear, breast cancer and other healthcare issues are organised for the workers and local communities.
To complement the Company’s Occupational Safety and Health Policy and further enhance the level of safety and health at our operating centres, the management and employees are committed to work towards achieving the following activities:
- Reduce accidents, occupational diseases and occupational poisonings by at least 10% as compared to previous year;
- Based on the total number of man hours worked, ensure that an average of five man hours is allocated for each employee to undergo Occupational Safety and Health-related trainings in a year;
- Investigate and find causes of all accidents, near misses, dangerous occurrences, occupational diseases and occupational poisoning, and take appropriate measures to prevent the recurrence of such incidents;
- Ensure that every worker who is assigned to a new task or machine is provided with Safe Operating Procedures and on-job training before they are allowed to commence work on their own.