International Safety Workshop for Nov 1

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

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Grennell's Driver Safety Training & Services Ltd (Grennell's Driving School) will be hosting its annual On The Road, On The Job International Safety Workshop.

Now in its seventh year, the workshop is scheduled for November 1.

The all-day workshop, presented by Grennell's Driving School in association with the National Safety Council (USA), will address occupational health and safety in keeping with global standards, a release said.

“Safety is a common threat towards any occupation, and if safety principles are not adhered to there can be accidents. However, when you have an informed workforce, you have a safer workforce. That is why this workshop is necessary… to share the latest information and the best practices across the globe,” Alphonso Grennell, managing director of Grennell's Driving School is quoted as saying in the release.

Grennell explained that in many instances, occupational safety is not being adhered to in Jamaica.

The workshop, the release said, will cater to participants from the construction, transportation and health industries, insurance companies, training institutions, fire services officers, safety and security personnel, as well as all ministries of Government.

Minister of Health Dr Christopher Tufton is expected to be the keynote speaker at the workshop, which will be held at the Courtyard by Marriott hotel in Kingston.

The theme for the event is “Achieving Sustainable Development through Leadership, Safety Training, Health and Environment”.

According to the release, participants will also have hands-on training and group presentations from world-class presenters.

Workshop headliner and annual international presenter Dr W E Scott, president and CEO of Global EHSS Leadership Solutions, is expected to present on 'Examining the Financial Case for Safety'. There will be several other presenters as well.

The release said Grennell wants participants to take away from the workshop clear plans of how to move their safety programme from theory to best practice, as well as how environmental, health and safety issues affect individuals, businesses, communities, and the country at large.

“Whatever you do for a living, occupational safety is important. When workers are injured, by extension their family and the organisation will be affected. We aim to make the best practices available so that we can lower most safety risks,” Grennell explained.

Meanwhile, the Grennell's 7th Annual On The Road, On The Job International Safety Workshop will offer participants a professional development certificate.

“The workshop costs regular participants US$260; companies with three to five attendees, US$220 each; and companies with six or more participants, US$200 each,” the release said. “The costs include conference kit, refreshments and lunch. Registration deadline is Friday, October 27.”


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