Guyana: The Ministry of Labour has hosted a three-day Joint Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Committee Training Programme for the National Referral Hospital Georgetown Public Hospital Cooperation (GPHC) representatives.
The programme is conducted at the GPHC Multi-Purpose Room, which has been operated to train the members of the Joint Workplace Safety and Health Committee, which would be established with GPHC.
It will also enable them to execute their mandate in the workplace as required by the provisions of the Occupational Safety and Health Act, Chapter 99:10.
By the end of the training, the representatives present will be equipped with enough knowledge and skills to operate and maintain safe systems and methods of work, which will ultimately minimize and/or eliminate workplace accidents.
Certification would be provided to the workplace and the participants, which are valid for one year.
The opening of the programme saw in attendance Senior Officials such as Rohmena Chung, Director of Human Resources and Mr Roydon Croal, Senior Occupational Safety and Health Officer/ Lead Facilitator, along with Johana Vaughn and Marsha Jacobs, Occupational Safety Officers, Ministry of Labour who will assist with the practical exercises.
Today’s session featured oral and video presentations, role-play group studies, and case studies. The other sessions will see similar activities being done as well.
Joseph Hamilton, Minister of Labour and a team from his ministry, along with the Board of Industrial Training, are engaging residents of Boneyard Port Mourant, Manchester and Alness, Central Corentyne, Region Six.
The exercise is part of a Cabinet Outreach to the region headed by His Excellency, Dr Mohammed Irfaan Ali, President of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana, aimed to reach out to residents to address matters affecting them.
Minister Hamilton and his team will also be providing information on Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) programmes offered by the Board of Industrial Training (BIT) since more than 500 persons from the region will become beneficiaries of the 2022 programmes.