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DASPA Manager calls for a planned approach towards occupational health and safety

first_img 42 Views   no discussions LocalNews DASPA Manager calls for a planned approach towards occupational health and safety by: – August 24, 2011 Share Share Sharecenter_img Sharing is caring! Tweet General Manager of the Dominica Air & Sea Ports Authority, Mr. Benoit Bardouille. Photo credit: GIS NewsGeneral Manager of the Dominica Air and Sea Port Authority Bennoit Bardouille says there must be a planned approach towards occupational health and safety in any business.He was addressing a two day workshop on Occupational Safety and Health currently underway at the Public Service Training Centre.Bardouille says every business has a legal responsibility to provide safe and healthy conditions for its employees, customers, suppliers and anyone else that could be affected by its business activity.“Irrespective of the size of business that you do have, the issue of safety becomes an issue for every business. Many times we look after it has happened to take corrective action. Given the legal challenges of today it is better to deal with occupational safety issues before it becomes a problem,” he said.He says a business can improve its reputation as a result of its health and safety practices.The two day workshop is being facilitated by International Labor Organization representative Trinidadian Robert Teelicksingh.He says employers must ensure that they provide initiative for a decent workplace for its staff.The workshop is organised by the Dominica Employers Federation in collaboration with the International Labour Organisation.Other topics to be discussed HIV/AIDS and common workplace hazards.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img

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