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OSH Week 2015: July 5 - 10, 2015
Promoting Justice in Employment - Building a Culture of Safety

 

The Labour Department in association with the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health will be hosting Occupational Safety and Health Week 2015 from July 5 -10, 2015. During the week there will be a series of free seminars at the Accra Beach Hotel and Spa Hastings, Christ Church under the theme “Promoting Justice in Employment: Building a Culture of Safety. Persons interested in attending the seminars must pre-register with the Labour Department by June 19, 2015. Registration can be done by telephone at 310-1523/24; fax 424-2589; or email:labour@labour.gov.bb.

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Published: Wednesday, 3rd June, 2015


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Labour Department Urges Use Of Material Safety Data Sheets

 

With the increasing use of chemicals in the agricultural industry, the Labour Department is calling on players in that sector to fully utilise Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS).

Safety and Health Officer, Kerryann Branford noted that chemicals were found in fertilizers, pesticides, animal medications, cleaning agents and numerous other substances.  In a paper entitled Maintaining Health and Safety in the Use of Agrochemicals she stated: “The most effective method of ensuring that chemicals are used in the safest manner possible is by reviewing the Material Safety Data Sheets which accompany all chemicals.”

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Published: Monday, 15th October, 2012


Chance to win cash with Labour Department

 

Barbadians are being invited to create a visually appealing and impactful design that can effectively demonstrate the importance of occupational safety and healthThe Labour Department is staging Poster and Logo competitions to encourage persons from all walks of life to familiarise themselves with the Safety and Health at Work (SHaW) Act, which is to be proclaimed on or before January 1, 2013.  These are part of the outreach initiatives of the on-going Zero in to Safety – 100 Days to SHaW campaign.

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Published: Thursday, 11th October, 2012


Barbados To 'A' Game to Brazil

 

Akeila Chapman will be taking her ‘A’ game to Brazil when she goes to that country in November to compete in the hairstyling category of Worldskills Americas 2012.

Expecting to face stiff competition from her Latin American counterparts, Akeila boldly proclaimed that she will be using this experience as a learning tool and a platform for which she can put the Barbadian cosmetology industry on the world map.

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Published: Tuesday, 9th October, 2012


Accidents At Work Must Be Reported To Labour Department

 

Accidents which occur at work and result in an employee being injured or unable to perform his or her duties for more than three days must be reported to the Labour Department.

 

And, according to the Accidents and Occupational Diseases (Notification Act) 1951, such incidents should be reported as soon as possible, but no later than seven days after the event.

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Published: Tuesday, 9th October, 2012


Review Of Regional TVET Strategy To Improve Workforce

 

By re-inventing Barbados and the region’s Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) system, it is anticipated that this will help to redevelop and modernized the Caribbean’s workforce into a modern 21st century workforce.

 

Deputy Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Labour and Social Security, Yolande Howard, described it as “[a workforce] that is the engine of social and economic growth and competitiveness for our country and region”.

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Published: Friday, 5th October, 2012


CTUSAB'S Contribution To Labour Administration Lauded

 

The Congress of Trade Unions and Staff Associations of Barbados (CTUSAB) has been described as “an excellent role model for all cooperative organisations”.

 

In lauding CTUSAB for “the immense contribution it has made thus far to labour administration in Barbados”, Minister of Labour and Social Security, Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, called on the members of CTUSAB to continue working with her Ministry.

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Published: Wednesday, 3rd October, 2012


Bajan Workers Recruited By Canadian Hoteliers

 

Barbadians are coming out in their numbers with the hope of being recruited to work in the hospitality industry in Canada, and Human Resources Manager of Blue Mountain Resort from Ontario, Janet Hammond, said her company was eager to hire people from this island.

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Published: Thursday, 27th September, 2012


National Advisory Committee on Occupatonal Safety and Health Poster Competition
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Published: Wednesday, 26th September, 2012


More Power to Labour Officers under SHaW Act

 

Being able to deal with safety and health hazards immediately, in addition to conducting inspections in any workplace, are some of the new powers vested to Safety and Health Officers of the Labour Department under the Safety and Health at Work (SHaW) Act.  It will be proclaimed on or before January 1, 2013.   

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Published: Tuesday, 25th September, 2012


Businesses urged to get SHaW Ready

 

All workers and workplaces in Barbados will be covered under the Safety and Health at Work (SHaW) Act and business operators have been advised to “focus your energies on getting your houses in order so that on proclamation day, you will not be found wanting”.

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Published: Tuesday, 25th September, 2012


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Latest Snapshot of the Barbados Labour Market

 

ANNUAL 2014

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Male

female

Female

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Total

Adult Population (000’s) 106.3 116.4 222.7
Labour Force (000’s) 72.0 70.3 142.3
Employed Labour Force (000’s) 63.5 61.3 124.8
Labour Force Participation Rate (%) 67.7 60.4 63.9
General Unemployment Rate (%) 11.8 12.8 12.3
Youth Unemployment Rate (%) 28.9 39.2 33.7

 

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