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Safety week launched

The OSH Authority, National safety Week and Safety Awards 2008 was launched to the media at the Hilton Trinidad on February 13.

Officiating at the event were Rennie Dumas, Minister of Labour and Small and Micro Enterprise Development; Wayne Bertrand, chairman, and Paul Huijzendveld, executive director, Occupational Health and Safety (OSH) Authority respectively, and Vincent Pereira, president, BHP Billiton, gold sponsor of the safety awards.

Other sponsors include, PCS Nitrogen, silver sponsors; Neal & Massy Energy and Carillion (Caribbean) Ltd bronze sponsors. Awards were presented by Minister Dumas to sponsors.

National Safety will be celebrated between March 3 and April 17 . The awards ceremony will be held on April 30.

Among guests who sat with members of the media during the launch were Dr Anna Theresa Ramero director, ILO Sub-regional Office for the Caribbean; Martin De Gannes, chairman Employers Consultative Association (ECA); Carl Francis, permanent secretary, Ministry of Labour and Small and Micro Enterprise Development; and Devnath Roopnarine, acting chief inspector, OSH Authority.

 
Dr KARLA NOEL, left, with PAUL HUIJZENDVELD, executive director, Occupational Safety & Health Authority, centre, and PREM NANDLAL, deputy director.
RENNIE DUMAS, Minister of Labour and Small and Micro Enterprise Development, left, presents to IAN WELCH, CEO, PCS NITROGEN, silver sponsor.

From left, MARTIN DE GANNES, chairman, ECA; DEVNATH ROOPNARINE, acting chief inspector, OSH Authority; CARL FRANCIS, permanent secretary, Ministry of Labour and Small and Micro Enterprise Development; CAMILLE CUMBERBATCH DOHRAY, senior manager Ernst & Young; and ANNA THERESA ROMERO, director, ILO Sub-regional Office for the Caribbean.

From left, ALPHA OBIKA, DEBRA GEORGE CARMICHAEL, ANASTASIA MUNROE and SHELDON NARINE.
RENNIE DUMAS, Minister of Labour and Small and Micro Enterprise Development, left, presents to Vincent Pereira, president BHP Billiton.

WAYNE BERTRAND, chairman of the OSH Authority, left, with sponsors

 

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