OSH Pro Services hosts Workshop on New and Emerging OSH Risks
OSH Pro Services in conjunction with Institute of Energy and Environmental Technology at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (IEET/JKUAT) held a workshop on New and Emerging Occupational Safety and Health Risks on 30 July 2019.
The workshop was officially opened by the Director, Institute of Energy and Environmental Technology, Prof. John Kamau, on behalf of the DVC Academic Affairs Prof. Robert Kinyua.
The objective of the workshop was to provide a platform to discuss on new and emerging OSH risks, and to deliberate on the appropriate risk management measures, hence contributing towards strategies/policies in workplace safety. Target group include OSH practitioner and physicians, researchers, regulators, county OSH officers, students, trade unionists, and all others interested.
Among topics addressed:
– IEET/JKUAT research on OSH
– Understanding emerging risks, and risk characterization
– Mental health and well-being on aftermath of terrorists attack.
– Addressing challenges of emerging risks
– Promises and perils of platform economy
Among the speakers at the workshop include Dr. Charles Mburu of JKUAT; Members of MODERNET Dr. Nicole Palme from National Institute of Public Health and Environment (The Netherlands), and Dr. Lode Godderis, The Katholieke Universitet, Leuven (Belgium); Dr. Yogindra Samant, Directorate of Labour Inspection (Norway) and Mr. Abdulqadir Suleiman from OSH Pro Services. Other inlcuded Mr. Andrew Muruka, Deputy Director, Directorate of Occupational Safety and Health Services (DOSHS).
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For the proceeding of the work, read the report here: Workshop report