MGM Health and Safety Month Boosts Wellness Journey of Team Members
Oct 23, 2019
MGM Health and Safety Month underscores the Company’s pledge to promote healthy lifestyle and create a safe workplace for all team members.
MGM considers the health and safety of employees its utmost priority. For the 4th consecutive year in keeping with its commitment to taking care of team members’ wellbeing, the Company launched the MGM Health and Safety Month in October with a series of exciting and thoughtful activities to raise employees’ awareness of health and safety and help them develop an effective training regimen. MGM hoped that the campaign could inspire team members to enjoy doing exercise every day and make it a habit, which helps to develop a positive and healthy lifestyle. This will enhance team members’ physical condition and improve their concentration at work so that the Company can make a collaborative effort with employees to create a healthier and safer workplace.
The kickoff ceremony of MGM Health and Safety Month 2019 was attended by honorable guests including Mr. Wong Chi Hong, Director of Labour Affairs Bureau; Ms. Lam Iok Cheong, Chief of Occupational Safety & Health Department of Labour Affairs Bureau; Mr. Felix Wong, Chief of Inspection of Pari-Mutuels Department of Gaming Inspection & Coordination Bureau; Mr. Chan Kam Meng, President of Macao Federation of Trade Unions; Ms. Maria de Fatima Salvador dos Santos Ferreira, President of the General Assembly of Fuhong Society of Macau; Mr. Hubert Wang, President, Hospitality & Chief Financial Officer of MGM China Holdings; Ms. Wendy Yu, Senior Vice President of Human Resources; Mr. Mike Holubowskyj, Senior Vice President of Security & Safety, Ms. Michelle Chiu, Vice President of Human Resources; and Mr. Winston Yeung, Executive Director of Risk & Safety of MGM.
Coming up with the slogan “Wellness for Life, Work Safety in Mind”, the fun-filled MGM Health and Safety Month presented 8 Golden Lion Health Actions and homemade workout videos starring Health Ambassador Leo Sincere. The month-long campaign commenced with Different Draw • Different We Are, a circle painting workshop organized by Fuhong Society of Macau and sponsored by MGM. 200 volunteers from MGM, Fuhong Society of Macau, a secondary school, local universities and social service associations joined hands to create a special artwork. They initially came up with individual paintings of circles, which were then connected to become a large art piece as a way to promote social inclusion and raise public awareness of mental health.
Other highlights of Golden Lion Health Actions included Health Check Point, with professional medical practitioners providing BMI, body fat and glucose checkup for team members. Qigong Ba Duan Jin Experience taught participants the very gentle and effective movement sequence of Chinese Qigong, which would help participants improve their physical condition. Team members wanting to enjoy pleasurable moments with family members signed up for Fun Cycling and Family Hiking. Health Fun Day featured a series of mini-games for team members to estimate their motor skills. Also shouldn’t miss out were Health Series Flash Talk hosted by Chinese medicine practitioners and nutritionists; Work and Health Seminar with professionals from Macau Labour Affairs Bureau coming in to explain the impact of work on health; and Functional Improvement Exercise Class – Upper Limb led by a physiotherapist.
As in years past, MGM specially produced safety and health videos for employees to acquire the skills of staying fit. This year, Leo Sincere taught team members stretching exercises to prevent muscle strain caused by maintaining certain postures for long period.
MGM signed the Occupational Safety and Health Charter in 2017 as a testament to its commitment to securing a safe and healthy workplace for all team members. The Company also promotes a wholesome lifestyle by motivating employees to take part in different sporting events, including sponsoring staff members to field a team of 4 to take on the challenge of MGM Macau Eco TrailHiker. Employees are also encouraged to join Golden Lion Sports Teams to enhance their physical health and team spirit.
MGM is an abbreviation for MGM China Holdings Limited (HKEx: 2282) and is a leading developer, owner and operator of gaming and lodging resorts in the Greater China region. We are the holding company of MGM Grand Paradise, SA which holds one of the six gaming concessions/subconcessions to run casino games in Macau. MGM Grand Paradise, SA owns and operates MGM MACAU, the award-winning premium integrated resort located on the Macau Peninsula and MGM COTAI, a contemporary luxury integrated resort in Cotai, which opened in early 2018 and more than doubles our presence in Macau.
MGM MACAU is a Forbes Five-Star luxury integrated resort inspired by the arts with every element of the resort infused with creativity and style. MGM MACAU has approximately 600 guest rooms and suites and boasts a number of distinguishing features, including the architecturally stunning European-inspired Grande Praça, housed under a soaring glass ceiling. MGM MACAU’s world class facilities include the MGM Art Space, dedicating over 5,000 square feet to display authentic works of art, conference and event facilities, spa, and seven signature restaurants and bars to fulfill any gastronomic craving. Our property is conveniently located on the Macau Peninsula and is directly connected to the luxury retail shopping complex, One Central.
MGM COTAI is the latest integrated resort of MGM in China. Designed as the “jewelry box” of Cotai, it offers approximately 1,400 hotel rooms and suites, Asia’s first dynamic theater, meeting space, high end spa, retail offerings and food and beverage outlets as well as the first international Mansion at MGM for the ultimate luxury experience. The Spectacle at MGM COTAI becomes the record holder of the largest free-span gridshell glazed roof (self-supporting) on January 19, 2019, making it the first architectural and structural GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for Macau, China. MGM COTAI is being developed to drive greater product diversification and bring more advanced and innovative forms of entertainment to Macau as it grows as a global tourist destination. MGM COTAI is the largest property and the first mega-size complex project in Macau to achieve the China Green Building Design Label Three-Star Certification.
MGM China Holdings Limited is majority owned by MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM), one of the world's leading global hospitality companies, operating a portfolio of destination resort brands including Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay and The Mirage.
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