Ghanaian employers and managers have been urged to take the well-being of workers seriously by providing a safe work environment and training for future challenges.
“Without a properly designed well-being programme, many employees will not give off their best as an unsafe work environment would result in high rates of occupational hazards and accidents and premature retirement due to injury and unprepared pension programmes”.
Mrs Elisabeth Kumalo, Vice President, Region Africa, Sandvik Mining and Construction Ghana Limited, said this at the launch of the wellness policy of the company at Tarkwa on Wednesday.
She said the focus of the policy is to develop a healthy, skilled and productive workforce and provide information on rights and responsibilities of employees and the company.
She explained that as part of the policy, workers of the company and their spouses are exposed to legal education, Breast cancer screening, Voluntary Counselling and Testing for AIDS/HIV and financial opportunities.
She urged all employees to take their wellbeing seriously and take proactive steps to improve their lives which would improve their productivity.
Mr. James Oosthuizen, Managing Director of Sandvik Ghana, said an audit will be conducted to ascertain the effect and impact of the wellbeing programme undertaken by the company.
He commended workers of the company for their dedication to duty and urged them to live up to expectation.