Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) focuses mainly on protecting employees in the workplace from accidents, injuries, and exposure to harmful substances. The prioritisation of OHS in the organisation provides several benefits including: reduced risk of accidents or injuries by identifying and mitigating hazards, reduced healthcare and rehabilitative costs associated with accidents or injuries, improved employee relations and morale (a safer work environment is a less stressful one), and improved efficiency and productivity due to fewer employees missing work from illness or injury.
With a multitude of benefits to be derived from ensuring adherence to and implementation of OHS policies and procedures, it is sometimes puzzling that many organisations do not have updated and effective OHS mechanisms to combat everyday workplace hazards. Moreover, while all organisations stand to benefit from strengthening their OHS processes, there are certain industries where such strengthening is critical to business survival and continuity. These include healthcare, electric energy, aviation, and disaster management. Undoubtedly, with CARILEC being an electric energy-based membership organisation; that industry will drive a great percentage of the narrative of this event.
This year’s OHS Training will focus on the theme ‘The Future of OHS: Building a Resilient Safety Culture’. The theme drives the conversation further than the importance of a robust OHS system for organisational success; however, it requires OHS professionals to examine the flexibility, durability, and robustness of their OHS procedures to withstand increasing hazards, which are becoming ever unpredictable. For example, in 2019, pandemic-related safety protocols and procedures did not form part of most workplace OHS processes; nonetheless, this quickly changed with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, as organisations scrambled to develop and implement pandemic protocols to protect their employees and ensure their continued survival.
The goal of this training is to present thought-provoking presentations which emanate practical techniques and procedures that can augment current OHS processes in the electric energy sector and beyond, to build a resilient safety culture which rises to the challenge in combatting current and emergent risks.
For further information contact our Marketing and Member Services Department at email@example.com. This training is targeted towards occupational health and safety managers and officers, disaster coordinators, and CEOs of regional energy and electricity affiliated organisations.