Seek Advice Before Starting Construction

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Acting Chief Labour Officer, Victor Felix, is advising prospective home owners to seek the advice of the Barbados Light and Power Company Limited (BL&P) before starting building construction. He offered this advice in light of calls received to the BL&P about the close proximity of power lines to the proposed construction sites during a seminar entitled: Promoting Safety around Electricity, …

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 …

Labour Minister: Take Job Safety Seriously

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Given the high potential for hazards in the construction sector, Minister of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, is imploring stakeholders to be more proactive when it comes to safety and health on the job. She was addressing the opening of a two-day Site Safety Certification Workshop, facilitated by the Barbados Contractors’ Association in …

Migrant Workers Not Forgotten

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Migrant workers are also protected under the employment laws of Barbados. Minister of Labour, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, gave this reassurance on Tuesday, while addressing the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH), at the Ministry of Labour, Warrens Office Complex. While acknowledging that NACOSH had a “significant” role to play in promoting safety and health standards …