ILO participates in Trinidad and Tobago's Construction Symposium

News | 03 February 2011
The International Labour Office (ILO) participated in the 2011 Symposium "Constructing Steps to the Next Level of Safety," which took place in Port of Spain from 27-29 January 2011 at the initiative of the Occupational Safety and Health Agency of Trinidad and Tobago.

The Symposium was opened by the Honourable Errol McLeod, Minister of Labour and Small and Micro Enterprise Development.

Two lectures were delivered on: "The International Labour Standards of Relevance to the Construction Industry" by Mr. Pierre-Francois Recoing, International Labour Standards and Labour Law Specialist, ILO Office for the Caribbean, and on "Comparative Overview of Management Practices and Labour Management Initiatives in Emerging and Developing Countries. " by Dr. Edmundo Werna, Senior Technical Construction and Forestry Expert, ILO Headquarters in Geneva. The ILO also displayed safety and health training material and related guidelines as part of the exhibition.

The lectures were attended by representatives of professional organizations and enterprises, as well as contractors, safety officers, workers and others actively involved in the construction industry who could learn first hand about ILO's International Labour Standards on occupational safety and health, particularly related to the construction industry and comparative overviews of labour and management initiatives, with examples from Barbados, Brazil and Chile.