ECG staff urged to manage work-related stress

Mr George Appiah-Kubi

Mr George Appiah-Kubi

Staff of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has been advised to properly manage work-related stresses in order to enhance productivity and the quality of service to customers.

The Accra West Regional General Manager of the ECG, Mr George Appiah-Kubi, who gave the advice, said as part of efforts by management to improve the working conditions of workers and reduce workplace stress, the company complies highly with international best practices in safety, health and environment (SHE).

He was speaking at the regional launch of ECG’s fifth Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) Week celebrations.

The 2018 annual national celebration is on the theme “Workplace Stress; Let’s Manage it”.

“Due to the known negative effects of stress on productivity, the company strictly adheres to several internal policies and procedures that comprehensively ensure the utmost physical, mental and social wellbeing of its employees”, Mr Appiah-Kubi said.

Some of the ECG’s interventions, he said include a new Safety Health and Environment Policy, introduction of an Environmental and Social Management System (ESMS) and provision of Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) at all regional and district offices.

The Accra West ECG Public Relations Officer, Fred Baimbill-Johnson, said activities for the week-long celebrations in the region include a health talk on hypertension, an inter-Regional Safety, Health and Environment Quiz competition; a health walk and thanksgiving service.

The 2018 National Safety, Health and Environment Week Celebration, was launched in Ho, on November 2, by the Managing Director, Mr Samuel Boakye-Appiah, and was celebrated across all ECG operational areas from November 5 to 11.

By Times Reporter

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