We have formalised an Occupational Safety and Health  (OSH) policy in 2017 in view of providing a safe and healthy  working environment for all our employees and workers. The  policy applies to employees from all levels of the company,  be it local employees or foreign workers. We adhere to all  statutory requirements, relevant standards, guidelines and  code of practice pertaining to human rights, safety and  health.





As prescribed in our OSH Policy, new workers and employees  are required to undergo safety and health training at their  respective plantation areas. The training is conducted by  the Safety and Health Officer (SHO) or appointed OSH  coordinator in estates and mills.

There were zero fatalities reported in 2018 at our plantations  neither were there any injuries recorded for both our  contractors and employees.

In the case of accidents for 2018, all operating units  reported to the SHO for OSH related activities as well as  OSH compliance for TDM Plantation. The SHO collects  and compiles accident and injury statistics, and activities  related to OSH on a monthly basis and presents it to our top  management.

Mitigation measures are in place to reduce incidents and  accident rates within our plantation and mills. These include:

  • Daily toolbox meetings/safety briefings to workers before commencement of work;
  • Every Tuesday is Safety Day where briefings are held by management to all workers on safety and other work- related issues. This is a two-way engagement where   workers can put forward their grievances or problems  with the management team;
  • The Operations Unit conducts periodical training sessions for workers focusing on SOPs, OSH and Sustainability;
  • Safety and warning signages are regularly updated; and
  • The SHO conducts an annual Compliance and Sustainability Audit for all operating units to ensure compliance with all regulatory requirements and TDM’s  OSH Policy.


Safety and Health – Healthcare Division

The healthcare industry is rapidly progressing in demonstrating the best  practices which emphasises quality and safety of service delivery to patients  and their families. However, the drivers of quality and safe service are the  effective management of safety and health of all workers and personnel at  the workplace.

The Management of KMI and all hospitals under its purview are committed  in ensuring HSE is top priority. Numerous efforts are taken to ensure a  healthy and safe environment for the employees, patients, visitors and other  stakeholders which include potential customers. We take a proactive stance  in ensuring safety at the workplace to prevent incidents and accidents.

The HSE Policy is part of KMI’s Governance Policies which set a clear  direction for KMI hospitals to adhere to in ensuring all aspects of HSE are  fully integrated.

Several committees have been set up such as the OSH Committee, which  is headed by the OSH Officer, Radiation Committee, Infection Control  Committee, Emergency and Disaster Preparedness Committee and Risk  Management Committee. These committees ensure that all programmes and  plans are implemented and monitored.

100,4All these policies complement the  HSE policy to address all aspects of safety and health at KMI hospitals.100,5

In addition to HSE in the Healthcare Division, the Infection  Control Programme for all hospitals are in place and our  dedicated infection control nurses (ICN) actively monitor  blood screening and vaccination status of high risk health  care workers. Hand hygiene awareness and surveillances  are conducted periodically to ensure compliance to hand  hygiene which helps to reduce the risk of transmission of  organisms.

All employees have their obligation and rights to ensure they  are operating in a safe and healthy workplace. Employees  who work in high risk areas are required to comply strictly  to all policies, procedures and work instructions to prevent  any untoward incidents. Employees are provided with  appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) while  performing their duties at high-risk areas while at the  radiology department, all employees are monitored on the  radiation exposure status yearly.

Continuous training and awareness related to HSE are  conducted by qualified persons to enhance our employees’  knowledge and understanding safety at the workplace. Risk  Management; Property, Plant and Equipment; Management  of Emergent and Reemergent Infectious Diseases;  Management of Incidents and Accidents at the Workplace;  and fire drills are among the regular training programmes  which are conducted regularly for our employees.

Corrective maintenance, planned preventive maintenance  and predictive maintenance are conducted at all KMI  hospitals to ensure the overall safety of our employees,  patients and visitors.

All hospitals continuously collect data and monitor incidents  (Clinical & Non-Clinical). Occupational related injuries and  analyses are done accordingly to ensure corrective and  preventive measures can be undertaken, and best practices  are then identified and implemented accordingly.

Apart from the HSE Policies and activities, KMI Hospitals  also embarked on Patients Safety Goals, and Health, Safety  and Environment Audit and Risk Monitoring which are  benchmarked against Hazard Identification, Risk Assessment  and Control Procedure (HIRAC) and Chemical Health Risk  Assessment (CHRA) to eradicate common risks and improve  safety in delivering care to our patients.



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