Minister Ignatius Baffour Awuah -of Employment and Labour Relation- has praised the Banana Producers Association of Ghana for introducing an Occupational Health and Safety (OSH) manual to safeguard workers on their farm lands.
He had many a good word when he launched the OSH Initiative Manual in Accra, a statement from the Ministry to the Ghana News Agency said.
According to the statement, the Minister said, the manual, which comes in three parts aimed at reducing occupational injury and accidents on farms to save lives and properties. He challenged other plantation associations such as Palm Oil, Rubber, Pineapple and Cocoa to adopt similar Health and Safety practices for the welfare of their workers to ensure that their farms were accident-free.
According to the statement, the Minister expressed optimism that the manual would be put to effective use through regular application and reference by plantation owners, other unions and workers to reduce occupational accidents on the farm to the barest minimum.
Mr Awuah also used the platform to announce that the Ministry had submitted a reviewed Occupational Health and Safety bill to Cabinet, which would soon be passed into law to regulate OSH in the country.