PRESS RELEASE – As Saint Lucia observes “Occupational Health and Safety Week 2014,” St John Saint Lucia wishes to commend the Ministry of Education, Human Resource Development and Labour, the government and by extension the people of Saint Lucia for being in the forefront in helping to raise awareness in reducing workplace hazards and boosting employee morale.
Striving “towards zero accidents” can be a challenge for any organisation, however a structured approach to health and safety management drives continual improvement through a formalised approach to the identification of legislation and hazards, the assessment of risks, the implementation of controls and the measurement of business processes.
Organisations need to stay up-to-date with legislation and remain compliant as breaches can lead to fines and prosecutions as well as having poor health and safety record can quickly damage an organisation’s reputation with both customers and investors.
We at St John Saint Lucia continue to play an important role in helping employers, employees and the general populace live and work in an environment that is safe.
We enable hundreds of thousands of people globally, to be the difference in their workplace – and outside of work – to protect their colleagues, family, friends, and members of the community. We believe that it is totally unacceptable for someone to die because no one knew what to do.
Having trained first aiders in the workplace could be the difference between life and death.
As Saint Lucia’s standard for excellence in first aid and CPR services, St John plays an integral role in our society offering innovative programmes and products, ensuring Saint Lucians receive the best quality training and expertise.
We join the government and people of Saint Lucia through the Ministry of Education, Human Resource Development and Labour in observation of Health and Safety Week and pledge our continued support to help make the workplace and outside of work environment, safer and be better prepared to deal with emergencies should they occur.