Occupational Health and Safety
Reducing the risks that can lead to the death, injury, and work-related illness of employees and contractors has a positive impact on business disruptions. Therefore, GPSC has always given priority to health and safety issues, driven by our vision to become a zero-accident, injury-free organization, by implementing the following occupational health and safety management practices.
Occupational Health and Safety Management Approach
Organizational Safety Culture (we SAFE)
GPSC takes great care in ensuring that all executives and employees are safety-conscious by establishing the “we SAFE” culture and organizational values that require strict adherence by all in order to achieve GPSC’s business goals. As understanding and concrete application are key to building a safety culture, GPSC began by conducting a survey to assess the occupational health, safety, security and environment (OSHE) culture among senior executives, executives, managers, employees, and regular contractors. The survey covered the following topics: policy and strategic objectives, management, resources and documentation, risk assessment and management, audit and review, and leadership and commitment.
GPSC ensures that the company’s OSHE practices are in full compliance with the Occupational Safety, Health, and Environment Act B.E. 2554. The Safety, Occupational Health, and Environment Committee is responsible for ensuring a safe work environment for all employees through planning, managing, overseeing, and organizing activities to build a safety culture within the organization. The committee also sets rules and safety protocols along with organizing training for employees to deepen their job-specific knowledge and understanding. Regular audits, monitoring, and reviews are also part of the safety culture process.
Operational Safety and Personal Safety Management
GPSC has established a safety management process to prevent accidents and incidents that pose a risk to stability, safety, occupational health, and environmental issue during the work process. To support this process, GPSC provided a training session on the prevention of workplace hazards. The training covered issues such as working in confined spaces, the control of natural gas equipment, the control of hazardous substances, fire prevention, and extinguishing a fire, from the initial stage until the last stage of stopping a fire. The training also touched on creating confidence and trust in the rural areas around the sites where the company operates.
The reason GPSC has established a safety management process is to promote awareness of safety with regard to both life and assets for the benefit of employees and the company. For this reason, there is also a training session on personal safety covering such topics as preparing physically before work, wearing the appropriate safety outfit to work, using the proper equipment to prevent an accident during work, and administering first aid, including rules, regulations, and health and safety rules.
Short-term and long-term strategic goals in occupational health and safety
Motivated by the vision to become a zero-accident and injury-free organization, GPSC has set both the short-term and long-term targets reducing the total lost-time injury rate and total recordable injury rate to zero by incorporating occupational health and safety performance as part of the key performance indicators for all executives and employees.
Reliable data collection on occupational health and safety performance with independent third-party audit
GPSC collects data on the occupational health and safety performance of employees and contractors. The company ensures that the data collection procedure meets international standards with independent third-party audits.
Promoting employee well-being
GPSC also proactively promotes employee well-being by identifying and assessing hazards and risks in business activities, as well as regularly reviewing the control and prevention measures. Moreover, the company also organizes a wellness program that builds on the annual employee check-up to ensure that employees and operators are healthy and fit to work.
Incidence reporting program
GPSC has developed an incidence reporting program to increase the capability and efficiency of safety management. Employees can report incidents, accidents, and near-miss events on the intranet system that will record, process, and analyze the events. The company then carries out an investigation to establish appropriate control and prevention measures through an online database system.