Ritz gets government safety check with OSH course

| 21/11/2013

(CNS): Government officials delivered a two day workshop at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel this week for managers and supervisors on occupational safety and health (OSH) in the workplace. Delivered by the Department of Labour and Pensions, the workshop reviews management of safety and health in the workplace environment, worksite analysis, construction safety, hazard prevention and control, as well as employee safety and health training. Presenter, Gene Hydes, Senior Labour Officer for the DLP said the course focused on the identification and prevention of hazards in the workplace. 

Hydes is a member of the International Association of Safety Professionals, an associate member of the Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), and one of the few safety auditors and accident investigation technicians in the Cayman Islands. “The Ritz Carlton recognised the benefits of this initiative and got on board very quickly,” said Hydes.

The DLP has been offering OSH workshops as an early step towards a nation-wide training and certification programme. Its intention is to reduce work related injuries, improve productivity, engage management’s commitment to safety, as well as promote training and employee involvement in hazard prevention and control.

General Manager of the Ritz Carlton, Marc Langevin added, “The amenities and luxuries of our hotel don’t exist unless we have a strong foundation of safety for our guests and employees.  This workshop has reinforced that position at every level of our organization.”
For more information on the OSH training contact Gene Hydes at 244-4008 or email gene.hydes@gov.ky.

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