The health and safety (H&S) of everyone at Media Prima - our employees, contractors and the public - is always a high priority. We have our Occupational Health and Safety (OSH) Committee overseeing all occupational health and safety issues at our headquarters at Media Prima. As can be seen from our OSH committee organisation, the Committee is lead by our Group CEO of Television Networks, indicating the seriousness we place in ensuring the health and safety of all our staff.
In 2009, we had a total of 19 reported accidents, with 73 days lost due to injury, as compared to 13 in 2008, with a total of 33 days lost. The majority of the days lost were due to a car accident experienced by our staff who was on assignment in Kedah. The breakdown of injuries and accidents are shown below.
We seek to learn from all incidents. If a serious or potentially serious accident occurs on a production site or out in the field, a member of our H&S Committee will investigate the causes to ensure corrective actions are put in place. The incident and the recommended corrective actions are then outlined to the H&S Steering Committee.
Health and Safety Management System Certification
We have successfully maintained our OHSAS 18001 certification for three years now. As part of our health and safety management system, risk assessments covering fire safety, manual handling, road risk and workstation set-up are completed for all our activities.
Health and Safety Training and Awareness
We require all employees to undertake an appropriate level of H&S training to ensure they understand our policy and can take responsibility for H&S risks in their workplace.
In 2009, we ran a total of 6 H&S training programmes involving:
Office and Production Safety
Health and Safety Awareness
Health and Safety during Event Management
Using Bullet Proof Vests
Working at Heights
Office and Production Safety
These training were identified as part of our annual risk assessment exercise. We also require new employees and freelancers to complete Health and Safety Awareness training, at a minimum, before they start work on a production.
OTHER EMPLOYEE PROGRAMMES
Apart from training programmes, we also regularly organise events for our staff to relax and get to know each other. Some of the events which were undertaken in 2009 are presented below:
a. NSTP's Hari Raya Open House For Staff
This is an annual event held at Balai Berita (BB) and 3 Regional Printing Plants (RPP) to build closer relationship
between staff and senior management of NSTP, in the spirit of the festive celebration. Open Houses were also
held at the various regional offices, given the size of our operations:
BB - 3 October
BB Prai - 4 October
BB Senai - 11 October
BB Ajil - 18 October
We also extended an invitation to the surrounding communities of our BB locations. Aside from the sumptuous
spread of Raya dishes provided, our senior management also distributed received 'duit raya' to our staff's
b. Edutainment Zone @ NSTP
Edutainment Zone, organised on a Saturday of each month, is a half-a-day activity time for the children of NSTP
staff held at the lobby of BB. Activities occasionally alternate between visit to interesting and informative places as
well as the activities listed below:
January - Sketching caricature with Imuda
February - Origami with the theme of Peace on Earth
March - Shuffle dance
April - Making bracelets and mug painting for mother's and father's day
May - Visit to Petrosains at KLCC
June - Storytelling
July - Visit to Royal Selangor Pewter
(August - October : activities were put on hold due to H1N1 epidemic)
November - Visit to PDRM museum & National Monument
December - Visit to Aerospace, Subang
c. NSTP Education Excellence Award
To encourage learning amongst our staff's children, the NSTP award was set up to recognize and reward staff's children who excelled in PMR and SPM examinations. Students must score minimum of 7 A's in PMR and 8 A's in
SPM to qualify for this award. A total of 27 recipients for PMR and 8 recipients for SPM were rewarded this year. PMR winners received RM300 each while SPM winners received RM500 each. This award is open to all staff of the Media Prima group of companies. We have found that this award provided a good platform for NSTP's parents to encourage their children to excel in their studies.
d. Health Conscious Activities At BB Bangsar
With health related diseased on the rise in Malaysia, we organised several activities to raise awareness amongst
our staff on the benefits of leading a promote healthy lifestyle and to create greater awareness on preventive health measures. Among the activities were:
Blood Donation Drive by Pusat Darah Negara on 12 February
Health Screening by Kelana Jaya Medical Centre on 26 March
Health Screening & Health Talk on ‘Balanced Diet' by PUSRAWI on 15 April
Health Talk on ‘Cervical Cancer' on 14 May
Health Awareness Day on 6 October
e. Malam Jasamu Dikenang
An annual event held on 13 March 2009 at Prince Hotel & Residence Kuala Lumpur to reward staff who retired in 2008 and staff who have served for 25 years in NSTP. A total of 26 retirees and 40 staff with 25 years of service were rewarded during this event. Attendees included Board of Directors and senior management of NSTP. Guests were entertained by stage performance from popular artiste, Zainal Abidin.
We provide subsidies (for beef, mutton and oranges) for our staff in conjunction with the country's three major festivals and provide special packages for our staff to perform their Umrah. This programme has been conducted for 7 years now at Media Prima and is open to all staff.