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Source: Government of French Polynesia

The minister of Tourism and Labour, in charge of relations with Institutions, Nicole Bouteau, has officially opened, Wednesday morning, the 2nd edition of the Day of osh.

Initiated in 2017, this Day of osh specialists, is dedicated this year to the culture of prevention in companies, and aims to provide a platform for meetings and exchanges between the different actors in prevention, in order to generate synergies to develop and promote the prevention of occupational risks in companies. It also allows for the enrichment of their knowledge, through the regulatory information disseminated during these days.

“The regulation on the protection of the health and safety at work is too often perceived as a constraint on regulatory, operational and insufficiently meaningful to the business. We need to reverse the trend and help enterprises to enhance the prevention, by incorporating it into a dynamic improvement in joint well-being and performance. Investing in prevention is investing in the capital of the human and the economic performance of the company, ” said Nicole Bouteau.

“This is the reason why the real ownership by all stakeholders of the company a culture of prevention, health safety is of paramount importance. This prevention of the health and safety of workers, guarantee of economic development for the enterprise, is, of course, at the heart of the concerns and priorities of my ministry, ” added the minister.

The Inspection of the work on a daily basis to the preservation of the health and safety of workers and the actions of information and awareness-raising, organised by the Directorate of labour, within the framework of the mornings of the prevention of occupational risks targeted, such as the risk of falling from height, or the risk of accidents, help to advance the prevention in companies. These mornings have a high success and will continue in 2020.

The Day of osh specialists also participates in the development of prevention in companies. The goal that was set for this day is to establish a common base of information, exchange of good practices of reflection the 5 themes within the culture of prevention. These topics will be discussed in the round tables in order to allow it to accompany companies in the appropriation of this approach. This collective work will also be the chance to learn more about to continue the conversation beyond this day.

“I would like to propose to the government in 2020 a reform of the health at work focused on a policy of shared and coordinated in the field of occupational health and occupational medicine adapted more to our territory and particularly in remote islands. As you know, the prevention training is an essential lever to enable the stakeholders of the company to integrate in their daily practice this culture of prevention “, stated the minister in his speech.

The minister has appreciated the quality of exchanges and welcomed the work carried out by the teams of the directorate of labour.

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