READ HERE: List of winners of NACOSH Annual Award Ceremony in Guyana

READ HERE: List of winners of NACOSH Annual Award Ceremony in Guyana

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Georgetown, Guyana: The Labour Ministry of Guyana has informed the general public that several individuals and organisations were honoured by the (NACOSH) – National Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health for ensuring a safe and healthy working environment for their employees.

According to the update, on Friday, April 28th, 2023, the NACOSH Annual Award Ceremony occurred at the Pegasus Hotel. Joseph Hamilton, Minister of Labour; Permanent Secretary, Bishram Kuppen; Occupational Safety & Health Consultant, Gweneth King; National Advisory Council on Occupational Safety & Health, Chairman Earl Morris; and other officials were in attendance.

Minister Hamilton expressed his gratitude to the beneficiaries in his feature address for realising the necessity of creating a safe and healthy workplace to ensure the lives of their employees, which he hopes they will continue to do.

He stated that the number of workplace fatalities has been decreasing since he took office in August 2020, thanks to the efforts of the ministry’s Occupational Safety and Health Department. The minister stated that with the backing of a complete system and collaborative efforts with critical stakeholders, this progress will continue to improve the safety and health of all employees.

The Ministry of Labour also informed that a strategic plan is now being developed with the assistance of a Public Relations and Communications Consultant in order to have more in-depth Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) discussions.

The awardees are as follows:

Workplace Award (Winner & Runners Up)

-Saipem Guyana Inc. Offshore Construction Facility
-Guyana Shore Base Incorporated (GYSBI)
-Demerara Shipping Company Limited

Workplace Award Best in the Region (3, 4, 5 and 10)

-Guyana Industrial Minerals Incorporated
– Saipem Guyana Inc. Offshore Construction Facility
-Berbice Bridge Company Incorporated
-Linden Hospital Complex

Workplace Award Best by Sector

– Saipem Guyana Inc. Offshore Construction Facility
– Guyana Industrial Minerals Incorporated
– Linden Hospital Complex
-Sterling Products Limited
-Cevons Waste Management
-Demerara Shipping Company Limited

CEO Award

– Marvin Jackson, Guyana Industrial Minerals Incorporated

Young Worker of the Year (Winner & Runner up)

– Kwesi Veshon Roberts of Guyana Shore Base Inc.
– Farouk Bacchus of Schlumberger Guyana Incorporated
– Tommy Stevens of Guyana Shore Base Incorporated

Joint Workplace Safety and Health Committee Award

-Guyana Industrial Minerals Incorporated
-Linden Hospital Complex
-Guyana Power and Light Incorporated

Individual Award (Winner & Runner up)

– Allan Lambert, Guyana Shore Base Incorporated
– Carl DeSouza, Schlumberger Guyana Incorporated
– Jenelley Duncan, Banks DIH Limited

Special Award

– Sharon Joseph for her contribution to the Occupational Safety and Health Department

The NACOSH Awards Programme was started in the year 1996 to recognise and reward individuals who have made significant contributions to the betterment of Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) in Guyana.