Basseterre, St. Kitts, May 07, 2019 (SKNIS): Sixty-five (65) outstanding businesses and fifty-five (55) employees within various organizations in St. Kitts and Nevis were honoured by the Ministry of Labour on Tuesday, May 07, for the hard work and best practices they have demonstrated over the years in Occupational Safety and Health (OSH).
The Honourable Vance Amory, Senior Minister and Minister of Labour, congratulated the honourees, noting that he is pleased to “recognize and celebrate the contributions of individuals and companies toward workplace safety and health excellence”.
“The OSH awards shine the spotlight on the safety and health achievements of today’s recipients. It is important to recognize the efforts of workplace that make safety and health a priority,” said the senior minister. “As the Minister of Labour, I am indeed honoured to recognize your dedication to workers’ well-being, and to creating and maintaining safe and healthy workplaces.”
Senior Minister Amory said that the government continues to play its part in ensuring that businesses provide a safe place for people to work.
“These awards support government’s vision of ensuring a favourable environment for economic growth and productivity for competent and a competitive workplace,” said the Minister of Labour. “Fundamental to economic progress is having good Occupational Safety and Health standards and practices. So, this award ceremony signifies government’s continued commitment towards good OSH standards.”
Minister Amory noted that the OSH awards is a new initiative of the Ministry of Labour, where awards will be presented to businesses, organizations and individuals that lead the way in “preventing accidents and ensuring that workers and workplaces are kept safe and healthy”.
“By recognition of you our awardees, it signals that there is strong leadership, commitment and support for workplace safety and health and that you foster a safety-first culture at work,” he said, while honouring workers as well. “Not only do we recognize and celebrate all these businesses, but we also salute the workers who help make workplaces safe. The award also recognizes that your workers have taken responsibility and must continue to take responsibility to create a safe workplace environment.”
Some of the awardees include but are not limited to: Inland Revenue Department; Kajola-Kristada Ltd.; Sun Island Clothes Ltd.; Dr. Cameron Wilkinson Medical Office; Caribbean Cinemas; St. Kitts Electricity and Company Ltd.; The Beauty Shop; Sun Fresh Supermarket; Sol “E” Mar; Tropical World; Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine; Happy Trails Pre-School; Builders Paradise (St. Kitts) Ltd.; BCA Outlet; St. Kitts Co-operative Credit Union Ltd.; Nagico Insurance; Park Hyatt St. Kitts Christophe Harbour; Burger King; Kittitian Food Services (KFC); Federal Express; Grant Thornton; St. Kitts Marriott Resort; and TDC Group of Companies