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Workers Health

PAHO/WHO country office for Bahamas and Turks and Caicos collaborates with Government of the Bahamas and IAEA around radiation safety plan

2015-02-19 16:34:20

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) provided an in-country mission to The Bahamas the 2nd-5th of February, 2015 in order to increase awareness of nuclear security issues and the assistance available to Member States; as well as to discuss and finalize the Integrated Nuclear Security Support Plan (INSSP) for further implementation of nuclear security activities in the country.

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OHS Planning Meeting Summary

2013-02-05 10:41:36

Dr. Gerry Eijkemans, PWR and Dr. Kevin Bowe, Deputy Director/Vice President-Medical Services, National Insurance Board of The Bahamas
In order to take the first steps to address work related accidents, injuries and diseases in the Caribbean region, a 2-day sub-regional planning meeting was held to discuss the way forward, followed by a 1 day seminar and exchange of best practices in the Caribbean by selected sector.  These meetings took place on December 10th-12th, 2012 in Nassau, The Bahamas and were organized by Pan American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) Bahamas, the National Insurance Board of the Bahamas (NIB) and St. George’s University in Grenada and hosted jointly by the PAHO/WHO Bahamas office and the NIB of the Bahamas.  Delegates from various Caribbean nations, Government representatives from the Ministries of Labour, Health and National Social Security Systems, academia, employers, workers representatives, the ILO and PAHO HQ came together to meet three main objectives:
  • To assess the current status of OHS in the Caribbean
  • To strengthen and expand a network of OHS practitioners, in the region and beyond
  • To work towards a sub-regional framework (strategic plan) for OHS in the Caribbean (as part of the Global and Regional WHO and ILO frameworks)

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P.O.Box N 4833, Nassau, Bahamas Country/City Code: 1-242
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