PDV Caribe embarks on Health and Safety Month

first_img 93 Views   no discussions Tweet Sharing is caring! PDV Caribe Dominica Limited has embarked on a new initiative geared at enhancing the quality of health and safety standards within its organization, its clients and the population with the implementation of a Health and Safety Month.The month of March has been designated as Health and Safety Month under the theme “Your safety is our safety”.Health, Safety and Security Officer Kendall Austrie and HR Leader Denise CharlesThe purpose for observing a health and safety month as explained by the Human Resource Leader at PDV Caribe Dominica Denise Charles is part of the company’s goal to ensure that safety is a top priority.Charles further noted; “We notice that in Dominica safety awareness needs to be increased and by educating our people I believe that we can build that safety culture so that people will know what they can do”.As part of the month activities for safety awareness, Health, Safety and Security Officer Kendall Austrie who was also present at Tuesday’s press conference noted that a series of training and educational seminars will be held with a view to educating participants on the “value of health and safe practices within our industry and our operations”.He highlighted the training areas which are Defensive Driving, General Wellness, Work Related Stress Management, Fire Management Training and Prevention, CPR & First Aid Training, Disaster Management & Handling of Hazardous Material, Hazardous Communication and Handling of Compressed Gas (LPG), Environmental Protection, Stress Management. Kendall AustrieThe Defensive Driving course which began yesterday and will continue for the rest of this week is being facilitated by St. Lucican Martin Joseph a British Army trained driving instructor who according to Austrie, “is very familiar with our road conditions here in Dominica” and who has also conducted previous training with other companies on island.Although these training sessions are designed specifically for persons employed within the sector of selling and distribution of liquid petroleum gases, Charles believes that the entire island will benefit if these safety guidelines are implemented by participants.“We hope that we would have re-trained our employees re-emphasize the need for safety to them and our clients and by extension. We have to lead and we hope that by leading in that training that it will be reflected in the personnel that have been trained including our LPG agents all around the island who serve LPG to the public.” According to Charles, the intended outcome of the month’s activities is to “build a robust safety culture not only for PDV Caribe but for Dominica”.The theoretical training sessions will be held at the Orchard Restaurant in Morne Daniel, Canefield while the practical sessions will be at the PDV Caribe plant in Jimmit.Dominica Vibes News Sharecenter_img Share LocalNews PDV Caribe embarks on Health and Safety Month by: – March 6, 2012 Sharelast_img

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