Post to Facebook GCC to host solar training courses for public and private sector Civil engineers and public works professionals will learn the latest in solar energy trends and construction. Check out this story on guampdn.com: http://www.guampdn.com/story/money/2017/04/05/gcc-solar-training-courses-guam/100049782/ CancelSend A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. ChT April 6, 2017 | Updated 7:34 p.m. ChT April 6, 2017 In this file photo, solar panels are shown at NRG Renew's Dandan Solar Project in Inarajan. (Photo: PDN file photo) 11 CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN COMMENTEMAILMORE For the third year, civil engineers and public works professionals will receive training on the latest in solar energy trends and construction. Nonprofit Solar Health and Safety Training Energy International offers a Renewable Energy Education Programthatfocuses on safety, best practices and new developments in solar energy. This years program is hosted by Guam Community College . The first course runsApril3-7 and will include trainees from Andersen Air Force Base's civilian engineering, the Commonwealth Utilities Corporationand the private sector. The second course runs from April 10 to 12 and will be for personnelfrom the Guam Power Authority, the Department of Public Works, Guam Community College and the private sector.
"This is done through promoting a learning and workplace culture where students and employees are supported and encouraged to adhere to health and safety practices," she said. The workshop was organised for participants to validate the OH&S manual, since it would serve as a guide for promoting and institutionalising OH&S practices in TVET institutions and workplaces. Ms Andoh said the Council worked in partnership with employees, students and their representatives to develop and implement measures to eliminate and minimise the risk of injury and illness. She said it was observed that the poorest, least protected, least informed and least trained workers face the highest risks in terms of work-related accidents and illnesses. "The most vulnerable people including students, women, children, persons with disabilities among others are sadly more prone to becoming victims," Ms Andoh said. "It is interesting to know that these victims and their families face extreme poverty, in addition to the physical and psychological consequences. "The fact is that on-the-job accidents dont just happen they are caused and causes can be addressed, and the suffering can be also be prevented," she added. Ms Andoh noted that fortunately, in a growing number of learning environment, workplaces, employees and employers were demonstrating through co-operation and dialogue that it was possible to create safer, healthier workplaces and, at the same time, to improve productivity and organisational performance. She said workers were required to perform their daily task in a safe manner that was compliant with the OH&S manual and the safety trainings received within their various learning environment. She said in a global economy, companies that paid sufficient attention to the issue of OH&S enjoy increased competitiveness. Ms Andoh expressed gratitude to the World University Service of Canada (WUSC) for assisting the Council on the development of the OH&S manual.