Fiji commits to lifting health and safety performance

Hot on the heels of the release of the ISO 45001 international standard for occupational health and safety, Fiji commits to improving the health and safety of its workforce.
At the first ever National Conference for Occupational Health & Safety (OHS) a collaboration between the Ministry for Industrial Relations, the National Training and Productivity Centre (NTPC) of Fiji National University and the International Labour Organisation (ILO) was announced. The aim of the conference was to bring as many like-minded people together to discuss current and future OHS issues for Fiji.

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