Minister Lauds Tech Firm For Workplace Policies

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“An eye opener!” That’s what Minister of Labour and Social Partnership Relations, Colin Jordan received yesterday, when he visited Hyuna, a work environment he was “totally unfamiliar with”, at Balmoral Gap, Hastings, Christ Church. In recounting his experience to media representatives following the visit to Hyuna, Mr. Jordan, praised the company’s policy of hiring Barbadians and producing technological solutions locally, …

Minister To Tour Oran & Host Press Conference

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

Minister of Labour and Social Partnership Relations, Colin Jordan, will tour Oran Ltd, Harbour Road, St. Michael, on Monday February 25. However, prior to the tour, Minister Jordan will host a press conference at 10:45 a.m. The visit will see the Labour Minister engaging with management and staff of Oran and learning about their experiences, achievements, aspirations, challenges and expectations. …

Occupational Safety & Health Seminar Jan. 30

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

Occupational safety and health in the workplace will be the focus of a half-day seminar being held by the Labour Department on Wednesday, January 30. The seminar, which will take place at the Warrens Office Complex, Warrens, St. Michael, will examine a number of psychological issues impacting the workplace, such as mental health, violence at work and fatigue. It runs …

Occupational Safety & Health Seminar Jan. 30

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

Occupational safety and health in the workplace will be the focus of a half-day seminar to be held on January 30, 2019, by the Labour Department. The seminar, which will be conducted at the Warrens Office Complex, will examine a number of psychological issues impacting the workplace, such as mental health, violence at work and fatigue. Interested persons are urged …

New Chief Aims To Improve Employment Relations

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The Labour Department has a new head and he is focused on ensuring the business of that organisation is handled with “purposeful efficiency”. This includes the administration of labour legislation and lessening of adversarial labour and employment relations. He is Victor Felix, who has been appointed on promotion to the post of Chief Labour Officer. The appointment took effect from …

BCC Extends Deadline For Certificate Course

Melissa Rollock Ministry News

The Barbados Community College’s Industry Services Unit has extended the deadline for applications for the certificate course in Introduction to Occupational Safety and Health. Applications will now close on Friday, June 29 and classes will start on Wednesday, July 4. For more information, persons may visit the College’s website or contact the Industry Services Unit at 426-2858, ext. 5296 or the …

Promoting Safety & Health In The Workplace

Julie Carrington Top Stories

The workplace should be a safe environment where employees can do their jobs without the fear of injury or death. Workplace health and safety procedures are necessary for the well-being of both employers and employees. These sentiments were expressed by the Labour Department’s Health and Safety Officer, Sandy Miller, during a recent interview with the Barbados Government Information Service. Mr. …

An Eyewitness Account Of A Pole Rescue

Julie Carrington Top Stories

It began like any normal day. The mood at the Barbados Light and Power (BL&P) was jovial, as Power Quality Analyst, Howard Griffith, and his colleagues loaded up the truck for a productive day of maintenance work in Woodland, St. George. What started out as a traditional working day almost ended in tragedy for one of his colleagues, who was …

Working Safely With Power Lines

Julie Carrington Top Stories

Electricity is without a doubt, one of the most beneficial discoveries known to man.  It has enhanced our daily lives by powering basic necessities such as lighting and refrigeration, as well as modern conveniences such as cable television and the internet. Sadly, thousands of people worldwide die or suffer injury from electrical shock after coming into contact with power lines. …

Decline In Workplace Accidents Recorded

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A decline has been recorded in the number of workplace accidents in Barbados. This was revealed by Minister of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, as she addressed the opening of a two-day Site Safety Certification Workshop, at the Warrens Office Complex yesterday. The event was facilitated by the Barbados Contractors’ Association, in collaboration …