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Hurricane Preparedness and Response

Hurricanes are a form of tropical cyclones that are capable of causing devastating damage to communities. Hurricanes are storm systems with circulating air and sustained wind speeds of 74 miles per hour or higher. The strongest hurricanes can have wind speeds exceeding 155 miles per hour. Areas on the Atlantic Coast, near the Gulf of Mexico, as well as parts of the Southwestern United States are vulnerable to hurricanes

Hurricane Hanna makes landfall in South Texas

Hurricane Hanna officially made landfall Saturday just south of Corpus Crisiti, Texas, on Padre Island at 6 p.m. ET with maximum sustained winds of 90 mph. Hanna has the potential for damaging winds and severe flooding. Hanna made landfall 6 mph short of being labeled a Category 2 storm, according to the Texas Division of Emergency Management.

J’cans encouraged to get familiar with OSH Bill

The legislation addresses safety and health in the Jamaican workplace within a framework that balances the competing interests of employers and workers.

ILO Violence and Harassment Convention will enter into force in June 2021

“This Convention is timely and highly applicable to address real challenges in the world of work today such as violence, harassment, and intimidation. We note in particular the inclusivity of the Convention. It purports to protect and empower all those who are the subject of bullying and harassment at work, including women. 

Know the Facts. Help Prevent Dengue!

Dengue is an infection caused by a virus spread by the bite of an infected Aedes mosquito. There are four dengue viruses- called Dengue Type 1, 2, 3, and 4. You can only be infected by each “type” once in your lifetime. 

How To COVID-Proof My Workplace & Workstation – TIPS- UNDP Jamaica

WATCH TIPS on “How to ‘COVID-‘Proof’ your workplace and workstation”, with health and safety expert Michael Wilson. Michael outlines tips & strategies to keep safe at work. Perfect for employees & employers.

International Labour Standards

In the Caribbean, the ILO promotes a greater understanding of international labour standards among its constituents – governments, employers’ and workers’ organizations 

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