CGM provides a first aid post at the mine site, which is available to both national and expatriate employees as well as contractors who need treatment or advice for a medical issue that is impacting their work performance.
The first aid post is staffed by an expatriate doctor and a national doctor from 7am to 7pm, 7 days per week, 365 days per year. From 7pm to 7am, both doctors are on-call in the event of an accident, incident or illness.
Most site-based employees receive two medical examinations per year – one conducted at UB Songdo Hospital and the other conducted by ODC doctors. UB office employees as well as administrative and clerical employees at the mine site receive only one medical examination per year, conducted by ODC doctors. The Songdo examination, in particular, is quite thorough and includes a physical examination by a doctor as well as tests such as chest x-ray, heart, lungs, gastro-intestinal, complete blood analysis, blood pressure, eyesight, hearing, etc. Each employee receives a briefing from the doctor on their test results as well as a paper copy.
First aid post staff promote good health and hygiene using campaigns such as active monitoring of vital signs, hand-washing, back care, first aid, etc., and they also conduct regular inspections of health and hygiene conditions in the camp kitchen, toilet and shower facilities, etc.
The company also provides a free flu vaccination each year to all mine site and UB office employees, and other vaccinations such as tick-borne encephalitis that are required to prevent illness at work.