Wednesday, October 5, 2011
BREAKING. The SABC performs: distributes 4 000 condoms, tests tap water for cholera, and tackles its sick building syndrome.
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Maybe it's all the episodes of Intersexions. It is after all a hit SABC1 show.
The good news is that not everything's totally abysmal at the SABC. The SABC saw it fit to include in the South African public broadcaster's latest annual report of 2010/2011 that the SABC did exceed at least one target. And by far.
The SABC deems it of interest to note that 4 000 condoms were distributed inside the SABC during the year under review as part of various employee wellness initiatives. The target was for only 2 500 condoms. The SABC is also testing tap water for cholera and tackling ''sick building syndrome'' - but as it relates to the physical building of its Auckland Park headquarters, not the corporate culture.
The SABC says its Employee Wellness Programme ''enjoyed strong visibility'' during the 2010/2011 financial year, which relaunched with a new service provider. Wellness promotions included Flu Vaccine Month, No Tobacco Day, Financial Wellness and Men's Health Day.
The SABC that brags about the broadcaster's ''state of the art corporate gym'', has 900 members with an average of 2 000 permanent and contract workers who use the gym monthly. ''More than 500 aerobics classes that include kata-box, spinning and body conditioning have been presented by professional instructors,'' says the SABC.
Several ''noise surveys and air quality tests'' have also been conducted to maintain a conducive work environment for employees, says the SABC in its annual report. ''Audiometric tests have been conducted on employees that were exposed to more than 85 decibels in identified noise zones''.
Because the SABC ''is committed to creating a healthy environment for all its employees'', the SABC has ''embarked on a biological programme to reduce the sick building syndrome effect.''
Noise, air quality and light surveys have been conducted at Auckland Park as well as most of the SABC's provincial offices, where shortcomings were identified. ''Water quality tests are done regularly to ensure that the tap water in the SABC buildings is clear of algae and cholera free.''
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