St. Lucia Launches New Occupational Safety and Health Policy

28 April – St. Lucia’s Labor Department launched the country’s first official Occupational Safety and Health Policy as part of the new Labor Act in response to Goal 8 of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which seeks to “transform the world through the promotion of inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment, and decent work for all.” The policy provides guidance on the International Labor Organization’s occupational health and safety regulations to St. Lucia’s government representatives, employers, and workers, with emphasis on incident prevention, health & safety auditing, and reporting practices. Said Labor Minister Hon. Stephenson King in an address on 1 May, “Let us continue our engagement in the process of reconstruction and the strengthening of the industrial environment here in Saint Lucia. My fellow workers, let us follow a plan of action that would promote smoother relationships, greater productivity, and satisfaction at the workplace. Undeniably, this endeavor is more than worthwhile.” Read more here.

St. Lucia Minister responsible for Labor Honorable Stephenson King  Courtesy: St. Lucia News Online

St. Lucia Minister responsible for Labor Honorable Stephenson King  Courtesy: St. Lucia News Online