Labour inspectors undergo ILO OSH training
(19 October 2011)
PORT OF SPAIN (ILO News) - Labour inspectors of the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Jamaica, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago will undergo training on occupational safety and health by the International Labour Office (ILO) for the Caribbean. The training workshop will be held from 19-21 October 2011 at the Carlton Savannah Hotel, Trinidad and Tobago.
The workshop is one of the activities of the ILO Programme on Occupational Safety and Health and Environment (OSHE) in the Caribbean, which was initiated earlier this year.
The workshop will focus on international labour standards on occupational safety and health (OSH), legislation on OSH, ergonomics and other hazards, industrial hygiene, HIV/AIDS, and OSH links to the environment. The workshop also aims to enhance the skills of inspectors in the area of inspection techniques, report writing and accident investigation.
The main facilitator of the workshop is Mr Anthony Rocheford, ILO OSHE Consultant and member of the ILO Caribbean OSHE Resource Persons Network as well as of other Caribbean OSHE professional organizations.
Other trainers include International Labour Standards and HIV/AIDS Specialists of the ILO Office for the Caribbean and a representative of the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO).
A similar workshop was already held for labour inspectors from the seven members of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States in June 2011 in Antigua and Barbuda.
Since February 2011, national training workshops have been carried out for representatives of workers' and employers' organizations of the Caribbean. So far a total of 1200 workers' and employers' representatives, members of OSHE committees, as well as labour inspectors have been trained. As a result of the above training and awareness-raising activities, various countries of the Caribbean are now in the process of reviewing their OSHE legislation.