Anitua launched health education brochures as one of its National Mine Safety Week initiatives.
The brochures address 10 important health topics and will be used by Anitua’s SHEC team across each of its businesses to educate the workforce on key health problems that are particularly relevant to living and working in PNG.
Group Safety General Manager, Dan Simpson, says “unlike in Australia or other developed countries, the majority of Papua New Guineans receive very little public health information and we saw a real opportunity to improve the health of not only our own staff but also their families and communities as we are placing a strong emphasis on employees sharing the brochures with their friends and families.”
The brochures resulted from the hard work of Anitua Mining Services (AMS) Health Coordinator, John Kumb, who recognised that many staff lacked basic knowledge on how to prevent and manage many common health problems (e.g., high blood pressure, heat stress, fatigue, TB).
So valuable is the information to all Anitua staff irrespective of which business they work for, that the brochures have been rolled out across the entire Anitua Group, including the many staff who work for catering and camp management giant, NCS.
Source:Anitua Corporate Services