Sands China Holding Occupational Safety and Health Week

Encourages safe habits and procedures for team members’ workplace well-being

                                                         


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Macao, June 3, 2019) – Sands China Ltd. is holding an Occupational Safety and Health Week (OSH Week) June 3-6 and again June 10-13 at the back-of-house team member areas of Sands China properties, to promote team members’ workplace safety awareness and wellness.


At various times at Sands® Macao, The Venetian® Macao, Sands® Cotai Central and The Parisian Macao, team members are able to visit game booths to raise their OSH awareness and win prizes, and attend seminars conducted by the Labour Affairs Bureau (DSAL), which feature talks, exercises and videos on OSH topics
that include hotel industry health and safety tips and knowledge of OSH-related anatomy to prevent strains and other injuries. 


Sands China’s OSH Week kicked off Monday with a ceremony at The Venetian Macao, attended by Wong Chi
Hong, director of DSAL; Lam Iok Cheong, acting deputy director of DSAL; Tang Weng Kei, acting head of the Occupational Safety and Health Department of DSAL; Kou Chi Leong, chairman of the Macau Occupational Health and Safety Association; Lee Chong Cheng, vice president of the Macao Federation of Trade Unions; Wen Hongyan, Sands China’s senior vice president of human resources; and Mike Naylor, senior vice president of facilities for Venetian Macau Limited.


Wong then presented certificates to
seven of Sands China’s OSH wardens – team members with specialised training in occupational safety and health. The seven wardens were recognised for completing an advanced course to become OSH trainers, allowing them to conduct in-house warden training for team members.


Various Sands China department heads then presented awards to more than 90 OSH wardens for participating in safety and risk assessment workshops to raise their OSH awareness and skills. The company currently has nearly 250 OSH wardens, team members who
have regular meetings with various departments to formulate precautionary measures and supervise related practices, ensuring that all OSH objectives are met by following up on the results.

 


“Sands China has long paid attention to team members’ occupational safety and health, and we believe in the principle of ‘safety, health, and prevention first,’” said
Wen. “Our gratitude goes to DSAL for their support of this initiative, and we hope team members will benefit from the resources available to them during OSH Week.”


Sands China signed an Occupational Safety and Health Charter in 2017, aimed at fostering further collaboration between employers and employees, promoting a safe and healthy working environment, and establishing a comprehensive occupational safety and health management system.


The company’s commitment resulted in the recent earning of an ISO 45001:2018 Occupational Health & Safety Management System certification, which seeks to reduce occupational injuries and diseases through measures such as eliminating hazards and minimising OSH risks. ISO 45001:2018 specifies requirements for an OSH management system and gives guidance for its use, enabling organisations to provide safe and healthy workplaces by preventing work-related injury and ill health, as well as by proactively improving its OSH performance.


Sands China open ceremony


Photo caption:
Sands China kicks off its Occupational Safety and Health Week (OSH Week) with a ceremony Monday at the back-of-house team member area of The Venetian Macao. The June 3-6 and June 10-13 initiative promotes team members’ workplace safety awareness and wellness.


Left to right: Mike Naylor, senior vice president of facilities for Venetian Macau Limited; Lee Chong Cheng, vice president of the Macao Federation of Trade Unions; Wen Hongyan, senior vice president of human resources for Sands China Ltd.; Wong Chi Hong, director of DSAL; Kou Chi Leong, chairman of the Macau Occupational Health and Safety Association;
Lam Iok Cheong, acting deputy director of DSAL.


Sands China safty wardens


Photo caption:
Department heads present awards to Sands China’s OSH wardens for participating in safety and risk assessment workshops to raise their OSH awareness and skills. More than 90 team members were awarded during the launch of OSH Week Monday at The Venetian Macao.


Sands China Game boothSands China Game booth


Photo caption:
Sands China team members visit game booths at The Venetian Macao Monday, where they were able to raise their occupational safety and health (OSH) awareness and win prizes. The booths are part of OSH Week, being held June 3-6 and June 10-13 at the back-of-house team member areas of Sands China properties, to promote team members’ workplace safety awareness and wellness.

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About Sands China Ltd.

Sands China Ltd. (HKEx: 1928, Sands China or the Company) is a Cayman Islands registered company and is listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited. Sands China is the largest operator of integrated resorts in Macao. The Company’s integrated resorts on the Cotai Strip comprise The Venetian® Macao, The Plaza® Macao, Sands® Cotai Central and The Parisian Macao – with Sands Cotai Central to be reintroduced as The Londoner Macao. The Company also owns and operates Sands® Macao on the Macao peninsula. The Company’s portfolio features a diversified mix of leisure and business attractions and transportation operations, including large meeting and convention facilities; a wide range of restaurants; shopping malls; world-class entertainment at the Cotai Arena, The Venetian Theatre, The Parisian Theatre, the Sands Cotai Theatre and the Sands Theatre; and a high-speed Cotai Water Jet ferry service between Hong Kong and Macao. The Company’s Cotai Strip portfolio has the goal of contributing to Macao’s transformation into a world centre of tourism and leisure. Sands China is a subsidiary of global resort developer Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS).


For more information, please visit www.sandschinaltd.com.