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  • Consultations with private stakeholder businesses are being undertaken to build capacities in preparation for the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), to be passed into law shortly.
  • The Minister indicated that with the passage of the Act, businesses and other operations will be opened up to comprehensive scrutiny by labour officers from her Ministry.
  • Topics, such as personal and professional development, leadership, human resource development, project management and finance, will be covered at the conference.

Consultations with private stakeholder businesses are being undertaken to build capacities in preparation for the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), to be passed into law shortly.

This was noted by Labour and Social Security Minister, Hon. Shahine Robinson, at the opening of a two-day Middle Managers Conference, held at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in New Kingston, on April 26.

“It (OHSA) has been languishing for many years and we believe that it is important that it is passed in the interest of the Jamaican people,” she said.

The Minister indicated that with the passage of the Act, businesses and other operations will be opened up to comprehensive scrutiny by labour officers from her Ministry.

“Emphasis will now be placed on the psychosocial aspects of occupational health, including issues such as ergonomics, job stress and even work place violence,” she informed.

The Minister described the incoming law as a “new reality” for middle managers, administrators and supervisors, who are the buffer between those at the top and those at the bottom in an organizational structure.

The 2016  Middle Managers Conference is organised by Make Your Mark Consultants.

Its Managing Director, Jacqueline Coke-Lloyd, said the two-day conference seeks to “provide new learning opportunities for participants, who will return to their organisations to be agents of change.”

Mrs. Coke-Lloyd said all the presenters at the conference have successful careers in business, academia and public sector management.

Topics, such as personal and professional development, leadership, human resource development, project management and finance, will be covered at the conference.

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