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Workplace Safety in Telecom Industry

MCRB with the support of mobile operators Telenor and Ooredoo and the participation of the Factories and General Labour Laws Inspection Department (FGLLID) of the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population (MOLIP), facilitated a peer-to-peer workshop on 7 October 2016 for mobile network operators and tier 1 and tier 2 subcontractors, and consultants.

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Workplace Safety in Telecom Industry

  1. 1. Thein Htaik Win Head of Occupational Health & Safety Ericsson Myanmar Workplace Safety in Telecom Industry
  2. 2. Agenda  Myanmar in News  Myanmar OSH legislation  Challenges in Myanmar  Ericsson’s OHS effort  Improvement in future  Q & A 2
  3. 3. 3 Myanmar in News
  4. 4. Why INCIDENT Happen? Thousands reasons behind scene Unsafe Condition  Lack of knowledge about workplace safety  Management do not support  No adequate legislation, standards , etc  Physical unsafe condition Unsafe Act Individual ignorance Management force to do 4
  5. 5. Unsafe condition & unsafe act 5 • Lack of knowledge about workplace safety • Management do not support • No adequate legislation, standards , etc • Physical unsafe condition • Individual Ignorance
  6. 6. Myanmar Legislation for OHS 6
  7. 7. Legislation for OSH related in Myanmar  Factory Act (1951)  Factory Act Amendment law (2016)  Workplace Safety and Health Law (New or modifying factory Act) (Initial stage)  First Aid Instruction (1971)  Instruction regards with worker’s related laws (2012)  Chemical Hazards Prevention law (2013)  Hazardous occupation (Miscellaneous) Rule  Leaves and holiday Act (1951)  Leaves and holiday Act (1951) Amendment Law (2014)  Shops and Establishments Act (1951)  Other welfare and benefit related law 7
  8. 8. Challenges in Myanmar 8  Human factor issues  Safety culture (Employer / Employee)  Lack of Competency  Unaware hazards & consequences  Individual Negligence  Legal and standard issues  No adequate legislation and standard for workplace safety  No comprehensive accident data available  Cost Related issues  PPE cost  Man hour/ Salary  Travelling cost  Training cost  Timeline issues  Emphasize on Project time line  Ad-Hoc work (Unplanned work)
  9. 9. Global OHS framework CULTURE GOVERNANCE ACCOUNTABILITY COMPLIANCE COMMITMENT Global governance and regional deployment, as well as a robust local OHS- system Accountability & trust end to end through a rigorous system of responsibility and accountability Compliance with laws and regulations, Code of Business ethics and Code of conduct Sustainable long-term focus on health and safety in operations, for Ericsson and in spheres of influence OUR OHS VALUES AWARENESS, PREVENTION, CARE Strong OHS culture promoting a safe and healthy work-environment
  10. 10. Ericsson’s OHS AMBITION Our ambition is to reach zero fatalities within Ericsson and Ericsson activities Our Target is No Major OHS violation at Site
  11. 11. To achieve the ambition & Target what we have ? 11  Consequences Management  investigation  Capacity Building  Action Taken (Individual/ Company)  OHS Policy  Ericsson commit to maintain a strong OHS culture, by promoting awareness, prevention and care.  OHS roles and responsibility  Every Employees (President of Local Company to ASP workers) has certain OHS responsibility.  OHS requirements  Zero Tolerance Safety Rules  General and Specific OHS requirements  11 OHS standards in high risk area
  12. 12. consequences management
  13. 13. Top 5 OHS violation (Ericsson Myanmar) 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 PPE Housekeeping Site Document Other Vehicle
  14. 14. Action Plan for OHS violation  For Individual (Warning letter or Prohibition to Ericsson Site)  For sub-contractor (Suspension or termination of service) For continuous Improvement plan  Training/ Awareness  Ways of Working & PPE standards  Audit & Inspection on site to assess the OHS system and gap analysis Enforcement plan
  16. 16. We believe all accident are preventable, let’s work together to have a safer workplace
  17. 17. Ericsson commit to ensuring a safe and healthy working environment