Ejisu: Monday September 19 – Friday September 20, 2022: The Office of the Head of the Local Government Service organised a training workshop for some selected staff of the Local Government Service (LGS) on Workplace Health and Safety.
The one-week-long training was held at Ejisu in the Ashanti Region to identify and discuss the possible measures to address the many health challenges that affect the well-being and productivity of staff at all levels of the Service. The selected officers who participated in the training included Coordinating Directors (CDs) and Human Resource Managers (HRMs) from some Regional Coordinating Councils (RCC) and Metropolitan, Municipal District Assemblies (MMDAs), and
The training was opened by the Head of Service, Ing. Dr. Nana Ato Arthur who in a brief remark said a healthy workforce increases productivity and contributes immensely to economic growth. According to him, it is in recognition of this that the training has been organised to ensure a safe workplace which is a precursor for improved service delivery.
The workshop treated topics such as Understanding Workplace Health and Safety; Critical Issues in Workplace Health and Safety; Occupational Hazards; Risk Assessment; Workplace Safety Programmes; and Performance Management within the Local Government Service which gave staff the leverage to discuss their workplace health challenges for possible counseling. The officers were advised to disseminate the knowledge gained from the training to their respective RCCs and MMDAs and ensure staff work at their optimum capacity.
The facilitators for the training were experts from the field of practice and academia.