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FHB will host Jamaica’s 1st Virtual Seminar entitled: “Risk Management, Workplace Protection on 29th July 2019 @ 7pm Jamaica time.

 

This webinar seeks to demystify the mandatory use of personal protective equipment in the workplace as the first means of control.  COVID-19 is a respiratory infectious disease which is transmitted from person to person through poor hygiene practices.  In an effort to stem this transmission, the government has introduced the mandatory wearing of a mask as the first line of protection for workers.  Masks are also mandatory in all public spaces in Jamaica.  However, although Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)  is important and does offer some level of protection, it should not be the first line of defence and when worn, persons must be trained and educated in its proper use.   

 

There is evidence to suggest Jamaicans are already suffering from a high rate of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) (Ministry of Health, 2018)  showing an estimated 7 out of 10 Jamaicans dying from the four major NCDs, namely Cancer, Cardiovascular disease, Diabetes and Chronic lower respiratory disease.  The protocol and government mandate which makes mask-wearing in workplaces and places of the public by all is of great concern as it will further compromise those vulnerable groups amongst our population which further undermines the health of the nation, placing a heavy burden on the already stretched health service. (https://www.moh.gov.jm/programmes-policies/chronic-non-communicable-diseases/Ministry of Health 2018).

 

COVID-19 is a respiratory infectious disease which is transmitted from person to person through poor hygiene practices.  In an effort to stem this transmission, the government has introduced the mandatory wearing of a mask as the first line of protection for workers.  Masks are also mandatory in all public spaces in Jamaica.  However, although Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)  is important and does offer some level of protection, it should not be the first line of defence and when worn, persons must be trained and educated in its proper use.   

 

There is evidence to suggest Jamaicans are already suffering from a high rate of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) (Ministry of Health, 2018)  showing an estimated 7 out of 10 Jamaicans dying from the four major NCDs, namely Cancer, Cardiovascular disease, Diabetes and Chronic lower respiratory disease.  The protocol and government mandate which makes mask-wearing in workplaces and places of the public by all is of great concern as it will further compromise those vulnerable groups amongst our population which further undermines the health of the nation, placing a heavy burden on the already stretched health service.

 

Speakers and topics are as follows:

Dr. Lisa Ackerley, Hospitality Hygiene Doctor (“Risk Management & Re-opening the UK Perspective”);

Snr Prof. & Research Shashi Vemuri, PJTSU, Agricultural University, India (“Risk Assessment & Food Contamination”);

Dr Escoban Gonzales, Head Laboratory Services, Caribbean Public Health Agency  (“Hotel Perspective Risk assessment & Protective Gears”);

Mr Clifton Reader, General Manager, Moon Palace, Ocho Rios (“A Resort Perspective on COVID19 Protocol Management”) 

Sharon Parris-Chambers, Tourism Consultant, PanaCarib Business Solutions (“How to Improve Workplace Wellness”).

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