April 08, 2015

Training coordinator extends occupational safety and health awareness to workers in Oman

April 7, 2015: Day three photos - Sohar, Oman workshop

Update: Training Coordinator extends occupational safety and health awareness to workers in Oman

About one year later, Steve Doherty is again traveling abroad to exercise occupational health and safety training for laborers. In 2014 he visited the Kurdistan region of Iraq, and is now continuing his efforts in Oman, located in the southeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula. Doherty is the training coordinator for United Steelworkers (USW) District 2 and is also heavily involved with the Kevin Wilson Initiative.

Doherty spent the first day in Muscat, Oman working with representatives from the General Federation for Oman Trade Unions (GFOTU) who are focused on raising OSH awareness with their members. The day consisted of learning and practicing body mapping and hazard mapping concepts.

In an email update Doherty shared, “Day one class in Muscat went great. GFOTU members were interested in our body and hazard mapping. [They] will use these tools to raise awareness and focus their efforts with the safety committees (which we will be covering tomorrow) along with identifying areas to create OSH standards in their country.”

View photos from day one below and on Flickr.

Posted In: Health and Safety, Mazzocchi

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