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  • Senior Director of the Investigation and Surveillance Unit at the Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency (PICA), Andrew Wynter, says safety and health measures must be strictly observed by employees in the work environment, to ensure their well being.
  • Mr. Wynter was speaking at a seminar titled: ‘The Impact of Health and Wellness on Organizational Productivity’, held on March 15, at the Management Institute for National Development (MIND), on Old Hope Road, in Kingston.
  • He also urged employees working in the industrial sector to observe the proper safety measures when working with heavy machinery.

Senior Director of the Investigation and Surveillance Unit at the Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency (PICA), Andrew Wynter, says safety and health measures must be strictly observed by employees in the work environment, to ensure their well being.

“It is now becoming part of all organisations to have an occupational health and safety policy and they are trying to put measures in place to make sure that their staff is safe and secure and working in a very healthy environment,” he said.

Mr. Wynter was speaking at a seminar titled:  ‘The Impact of Health and Wellness on Organizational Productivity’, held on March 15, at the Management Institute for National Development (MIND), on Old Hope Road, in Kingston.

The Senior Director emphasised that employers and human resource personnel across all sectors must ensure that the work environment meets appropriate health and safety standards, as they impact employee productivity.

He also urged employees working in the industrial sector to observe the proper safety measures when working with heavy machinery.

“The noise and fumes that some machines give off in enclosed spaces, we have to make sure that whatever the requirements for the machines are, wherever we install them that they are working with the specifications provided by the manufacturers, and the operators of those machines must be properly trained, so that we don’t create other issues,” he said.

The seminar was organised by a group of administrative professionals from several public sector agencies enrolled in the MIND Diploma in Administrative Management, to fulfill part of their course requirements.

Presentations were made by representatives from PICA, Jamaica Post and Nestle Jamaica Limited. There were also demonstrations by personnel from Spartan Health Club.