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OHS Works Boost With Equipment from Asian Organisation

The Minister for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations, Jone Usamate received a donation of Occupational Health and Safety equipment. The equipment was from the president of Asian Network of Occupational
04 May 2017 11:00
OHS Works Boost With Equipment from Asian Organisation
Minister for Employment, Jone Usamate receives the donation of OHS equipment from Dooyong Park, President of Asian Network of Occupational Health and Occupational Hazard Professor of Han Sung University (Korea). Photo: DEPTFO News

The Minister for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations, Jone Usamate received a donation of Occupational Health and Safety equipment.

The equipment was from the president of Asian Network of Occupational Health (ANOH), Dr Dooyong Park.

This donation follows the opening of the four-day training on the Occupational Health Services and Hygiene held at Southern Cross in Suva.

Mr Usamate in his remarks thanked the ANOH for the assistant and said that the OHS equipment will be effectively used by the OHS Inspectors.

He urged participants to ensure that they get updated with the latest Occupational Health Services and Hygiene information and to participate in regular training to keep knowledge intact.

“We have great opportunities before us through such trainings and with the knowledge and skills that you will acquire in this training, these developments will offer the opportunity to truly make a difference to the lives of many in our communities,” Mr Usamate said.

“This Occupational Health Services and Hygiene Training will help build the capacity of Fiji’s OHS practitioners in the detection of new hazards, emerging risks, the identification of hazardous sectors, developing of preventive measures as well as the implementation of policies, systems and programmes at the enterprise, community and also at the national level,” Mr Usamate said.

He also acknowledged the World Health Organisation for funding the training and hopes to have a closer working relations and more similar trainings to come in the near future.

During this Occupational Health Services and Hygiene Training, Fiji’s OHS practitioners will get the opportunity to listen to presentations from invited professionals.

Source: DEPTFO News

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