Employees – Our most valuable asset

At DPM, we believe in taking care of our employees and contractors. To support our goal of a safe and healthy workplace, we have a comprehensive occupational health program. A team of qualified and registered professionals guide our occupational health program.

Supporting Our Employees

Our extensive Employee Wellness Program supports employees on multiple fronts, including mental health, HIV/Aids, lifestyle diseases and cancer. The Employee Wellness Program is available to employees and onsite contractors. Our employees also have access to a dedicated Employee Assistance Provider (EAP) that provides counselling and similar support services. Campaigns, training sessions and communications are used to create awareness amongst our employees and contractors; this includes recognizing World Days such as for HIV, TB, Cancers and Mental Health.

We believe in providing employees with guidance, as well as the means to implement the advice provided. As such, we offer wellness-related monitoring through our onsite clinic, as well as through focused events such as cancer screening campaigns, wellness weeks, and HIV testing and counselling campaigns. The onsite clinic also provides basic primary healthcare. Employees that conduct physical work in plant environments are also provided a daily meal while onsite.

Keeping Our Employees Fit and Healthy

Leading a healthy lifestyle improves the body and mind, and is actively promoted at DPM through our Employee Wellness Program.

One of our leading initiatives is the company-sponsored participation in Virgin Pulse Global Challenge, with participation increasing from 112 participants in 2018 to 343 in 2020. This is a team-based event, over 100 days, that equips participants with the knowledge, tools and support they need to build new healthy habits.

Other programs include training and awareness on drugs and alcohol, diabetes and other lifestyle diseases, nutrition, social factors, health services and medical aids. Fitness is also promoted through our onsite gym.

Looking out for Our Employees

We require fit employees to work at the Smelter, and we must protect these persons against workplace hazards. These two concepts are fully embedded in our comprehensive occupational health program, including extensive medical surveillance, an occupational hygiene program and emergency response measures.

By continually identifying and monitoring potential risks in the work environment, we are able to control exposure and significantly reduce associated health risks. We have an extensive occupational hygiene and biological monitoring programme, a risk-based medical surveillance programme and formal training and awareness. Risk assessments are carried out on various fronts, with new hazards identified and controlled, and effectiveness of existing controls verified.

Medical surveillance, cases and records are managed through a comprehensive digital solution, whereas occupational hygiene monitoring is conducted in line with a formal program, with state-of-the-art equipment and facilities. IoT-ready devices are being explored to provide exposure information in near real-time, allowing pro-active response.

Our Occupational Health Clinic and Emergency Response Department are equipped and ready to respond in the unfortunate event of an injury or other medical event.

Supporting the Community

As a corporate citizen, DPM actively participates in activities that improve the health of our employees, their families and the community at large. Some recent initiatives include:

  • Blood donation drives onsite, with DPMT employees and contractors donating more than 170 pints of blood over 2018 and 2019

  • Collaboration with Ministry of Health and Social Services’ (MoHSS) in TB and HIV programs

  • Supporting local Cancer Association initiatives

  • COVID-19 and personal hygiene awareness campaigns in the Tsumeb community

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