OSH facilitates safety and health training at Guyana Shore Base Inc.

―staffers to participate in oral and video presentations

―initiative enables employees to develop and maintain safety in workplaces

DPI, Guyana, Thursday, November 28, 2019

Employees at the Guyana Shore Base Incorporated (GYSBI) are being enabled to execute their mandate in the workplace as required by the provisions of the Occupational Safety and Health Act, Chapter 99:10 of the Law of Guyana.

Commencing today, the two-day training exercise which is being facilitated by the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Department of the Ministry of Social Protection, will allow the staffers to participate in oral and video presentations, role-play, group work and case studies.

According to Junior OSH Officer, Johana Vaughn, the objective of the training is to equip representatives of the Joint Workplace Safety and Health Committees with basic knowledge and skills, that will allow them to develop and maintain safe systems and safe methods of work to minimise or eliminate accidents.

“The learning objectives are to demonstrate an understanding of the basic tenets of OSH, recognise and evaluate hazards in the workplace and describe measures for their elimination and control, develop competence in the conduct of accident investigations and know and understand their roles and responsibilities,” Vaughn stated during her remarks in the boardroom at the company’s Plantation ‘A’ Houston Head Office.

General Manager of GYSBI, Sean Hill expressed his satisfaction with the effort of the ministry and stated that his company firmly believes that everyone has the right to return home safely. “By providing all of this training, we believe that we are making everyone aware of all the requirements of the industry, of its standards and processes….it will enable them to be more competent in their jobs and everyone can go home safe and we can grow the company and the industry here in Guyana,” the General Manager opined.

Also, after the training, it is anticipated that the participants will be able to conduct a workplace inspection and prepare a plan to control and/or eliminate hazards in their own workplaces.

The two sessions will be presented by Senior Occupational Safety and Health Officer Roydon Croal.

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