Sponsors of the Ministry of Labour’s NACOSH (National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health) Poster Competition gathered at the Warrens Office Complex yesterday to make official presentations of their contributions yesterday afternoon.
Representatives from platinum sponsors, the Environmental Protection Department (EPD) and the Neal and Massy Barbados Group of Companies, handed over both monetary contributions and competition prizes to NACOSH Chairman, Peter Earle, who thanked them for acknowledging the ongoing effort to bring attention to the Safety and Health at Work Act 2005.
“We need to create the kind of safety culture in organisations that would make people conscious of their responsibilities that will lead to a more safe environment, which is one of the responsibilities of the employers…and employees,” he noted.
Acting Director of the EPD, Anthony Headley, echoed these sentiments and observed that “if this educational drive is continued, we could reduce the number of accidents that we are seeing in the workplace…we want to have a safety culture expanding beyond the workplace and into general society”.
Manager of Health, Safety and the Environment, Neal and Massy, Brian Reid, commented that “the poster competition was a fantastic initiative which the company was pleased to support because it sought to sensitise and bring awareness to individuals who are in the schools…who will eventually come into the work force.”
Competition winners will be awarded at a ceremony next month.
NACOSH Chairman Peter Earle (right) and Neal and Massy Manager of Health, Safety and the Environment, Brian Reid (right) and take a look at his company’s contribution of prizes for the NACOSH Poster Competition.