The Ministry of Social Protection will be holding a symposium tomorrow morning at the Theatre Guild in Georgetown on the challenges of workplace stress.
The symposium is one of the activities that is being held this month in observance of Occupational Safety and Health month and day. The topic for the symposium is the theme for this year’s observance which is ‘‘Workplace Stress: A Collective Challenge”.
The Ministry of Social Protection, in an advisory, said the purpose of the symposium is to increase workers’ awareness of occupational stress and identify strategies that can be used to reduce and/or manage these stresses at the individual and organisational levels.
Mr. Keith Scott, Minister in the Ministry of Social Protection will deliver the main address and declare the Symposium open at 8:30 hrs tomorrow, April 27, 2016.
Other speakers at the opening session will include representatives from the Consultative Association of Guyanese Industry (CAGI), the Guyana Trade Union Congress and the Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Guyana.
The panel will comprise representatives from the National Insurance Scheme, The Ministry of Public Health, The Public Service Training School and Social Society. The participants will include human resource personnel from the public and private sectors as well as trade unions.
In addition, the Ministry said it will be having a Safety and Health fair on Thursday, April 28, 2016 on the Main Street Avenue (outside of Courts).
It said a number of agencies and institutions will be participation including St. Joseph’s Mercy Hospital, Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation, Industrial Safety Supplies, Guyana Geology and Mines Commission, among others.
There will also be free testing for Body Mass Index, Blood Pressure, Sugar testing and stress level.