Guyana: Several Guyana Port Inc (GPI) employees on the Joint Workplace Safety and Health Committee benefited from a two-day and a half safety and health awareness programme.
It was a collaboration between the Ministry of Labour’s Occupational Safety and Health Department and the National Insurance Scheme’s Training Section.
The workshop was facilitated by Maxean Bess, senior occupational safety and health officer, Ministry of Labour, and Dane Chesney, training manager, National Insurance Scheme.
Participants are now better prepared to create and administer safe methods that minimize and/or eliminate workplace accidents.
They can now conduct a workplace inspection and help maintain suitable workplace safety and health procedures.
Eight participants, representing both management and workers, finished the course and will receive a two-year valid certification.
The Ministry of Labour of Guyana is committed to promoting safety and health in the workplace. The Ministry is responsible for the development, implementation, and enforcement of safety and health policies and regulations. It is also responsible for monitoring the safety and health of workers in Guyana.
The Ministry has developed a comprehensive legal framework to ensure that workers in Guyana are provided with a safe and healthy working environment. It is also responsible for the enforcement of safety and health policies and regulations. The Ministry also conducts regular safety and health audits of workplaces to ensure that they comply with safety and health regulations.
The Ministry of Labour is also committed to providing education and training to workers and employers on safety and health issues. This includes providing information on the safe use of hazardous substances, the proper use of protective equipment, and the use of proper safety procedures. It also provides training on accident prevention and emergency response.
The Ministry of Labour of Guyana is committed to promoting safety and health in the workplace. The Ministry is responsible for the development, implementation, and enforcement of safety and health policies and regulations. The Ministry’s efforts have contributed to a reduction in the number of workplace accidents and injuries in Guyana.