Safety & health at the workplace shines at DHBC banner competition

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The Demerara Harbour Bridge Corporation (DHBC), in observance of Occupational Safety and Health Month, kicked off its participation with an inter-departmental banner competition, held on Thursday March 31, 2016.

The event, which featured participation by six of DHBC’s departments, was held in collaboration with the Ministry of Social Protection. These departments included DHBC’s Asphalt Plant; the Traffic Department; Workshop/Electrical Department and the Stores Department, among others.

General Manager, Rawlston Adams said the corporation is focused on various works that constantly place employees at risk.” It’s important that occupational safety and health (OSH) is observed at all times,” he emphasized, assuring that the DHBC will play its part in ensuring “the safety of its employees and recently updated work outfits to better fit international OSH standards.”

For the competition, the departments were required to come up with unique banners highlighting this year’s theme, “Workplace stress: a collective challenge”. Banners were graded on originality, creativity, presentation, colour scheme, and use of theme and other pertinent OSH materials.

The Stores Department was determined the overall winner and was awarded $30,000 and a trophy after a vote by the judges broke a tie with the second place winner, the Asphalt Plant Department. The second place department was awarded $20,000 and a trophy. Third place went to the Accounts Department.

The winning banner will represent DHBC at the Occupational Safety and Health Month walk being held tomorrow, Sunday April 3, 2016, by the Ministry of Social Protection.

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