Occupational safety and health country profile: Papua New Guinea
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|South South Cooperation Initiatives in the Pacific|
In April 2011, the Governments of Fiji and Papua New Guinea (PNG) entered into a landmark technical cooperation program. This program was intended to improve the standards and practices in the workplace in relation to occupational safety and health (OSH).
Fiji would assist PNG in reviewing and updating its OSH legislation, systems, structures, and capacities. A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between these two countries to make use of Fiji’s longer term expertise in this area and provide to PNG training and other capacity building activities to improve OSH legislation and compliance. The role of the ILO was to facilitate the discussions between the two governments.
As a result of sharing between the two countries, PNG hoped to develop: