As part of ongoing efforts to increase awareness of the risks people face in the workplace, the Cayman Islands Department of Labor and Pensions conducted a training session for the staff of the Cayman Islands Airports Authority, on Tuesday and Wednesday, 26 and 27 February.
The seminar focused on occupational safety and health and was tailored to the unique needs of the airports authority. Department trainers covered topics including job hazard recognition and analysis, electrical safety, scaffolding safety, materials handling, working above heights, excavation and trenching.
Participants also learned about related provisions in Part 8 of the Labor Law (2011 Revision), and received guidance on the law’s administration and application. Each also took home a copy of the legislation.
Marlon Bodden, deputy director of labor at the Department of Labor and Pensions, said: “The department is committed to raising awareness of incidents that can occur in various workplaces and industries around the Islands, and to building awareness of OS&H hazards as well as preventative strategies. We also want to remind everyone to avoid complacency.”
Andrew McLaughlin, senior manager safety management systems at the airports authority, said the authority had previously organized similar seminars for staff, including those on Cayman Brac. A follow-up session will take place on that island for employees who could not attend the first training.
“Our ongoing partnerships with local and international organizations, such as the DLP, Fire Extinguisher Pros, the Cayman Islands Red Cross, Airports Council International, the American Association of Airport Executives, and the International Air Transport Association, provide our staff with training that allows them to exceed customer expectations and to maintain compliance with the highest international safety regulation standards.”