From left: NIPA Director Sergio Blomont, MIC-IT Project Manager Deshaun David, Social and Health Insurances SZV Operations Unit Manager Reginald Willemsberg, VSA Ministry policy advisor Selby Philip, Chief Inspector of Labour Andrew Budike, National Recovery Programme Bureau (NRPB) Project Manager Paul Sijssens, and occupational health psychologist Giovanni Eugenia.
PHILIPSBURG–The Inspectorate of Public Health, Social Development and Labour VSA recently launched an occupational health and safety awareness campaign themed “Stay Alert, Don’t Get Hurt,” at National Institute for Professional Advancement (NIPA).
The goal of the campaign is to promote a safe and healthy working environment for all workers, in particular those working in the construction, hotel, restaurant, and casino fields.
The key objectives are to raise awareness of occupational safety and health (OSH) problems amongst managers, supervisors and employees in the construction field and in hotels, restaurants and casinos, including their causes; increase workers’ knowledge of relevant legislation, and encourage organisations to comply with the legislation. The campaign is also aimed at engaging stakeholders to achieve effective and efficient enforcement with sustained compliance.
The Inspectorate “strongly encourages” contractors and management of construction companies and companies operating in the hotel, restaurant and casino sector to provide and maintain a safe workplace for their employees, it was stated in a press release.
“If a safe place of work and safe system of work are not in place, it can cost the company money, their reputation and ruin employees’ health,” the release said.
Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/88000-occupational-safety-campaign-launched