Guyana: Ministry of Labour shares update on OSH and NIS Training Programme

Guyana: Ministry of Labour shares update on OSH and NIS Training Programme

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Georgetown, Guyana: The Ministry of Labour of Guyana has recently shared an update regarding the three-day Joint Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) and National Insurance Scheme (NIS) Training Programme.

According to the update, sixteen (16) BOSAI Minerals Group employees serving on the Joint Workplace and Health Committee in Linden, Region Ten (10), were recognised today for successfully completing a three-day Joint Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) and National Insurance Scheme (NIS) Training Programme.

The recent update by the Ministry of Labour further informed that the programme aimed to train members of the Joint Workplace Safety and Health Committee and prepare them to carry out their mandate in the workplace, as required by Chapter 99:06 of the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Act.

Joseph Hamilton, Minister of Labour, OSH Consultant, Gwyneth King, Vice General Manager of BOSAI Minerals Groups, Mike Zhou, and Linden NIS Manager Keith Allicock attended the ceremony, which was held at the Watooka Guest House.

“OSH Officers Neza King and Darwin Bourne were also present, as were OSH Officers for regions 1, 2, 5, 6, and 9, Chavez Daniels, Naipaul Persaud, Babita Singh, Nazmoon Pritipaul, and Karen Singh,” the update informed the general public.

Minister Hamilton praised the company for recognising the need to have a safe and healthy environment for their employees, particularly those in their professional sector. This included implementing several of the recommendations issued by the Ministry in the aftermath of the ‘Formal Investigation’ report on the death of Neptrid Hercules, who worked at BOSAI Minerals Group Guyana.

The minister stated that he hopes to expand their relationship by facilitating an apprenticeship that would expose final-year university students to the necessary skills and knowledge in their field of competence, as per the reports.

In addition, the minister visited the organisation’s mining site and Kiln #15 and Maz project to supervise its operation alongside work attachment students from the Ministry’s Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Department from the University of Guyana to offer them personal experience in the OSH field.