The Occupational Safety and Health Agency (OSHA) said it notes with interest the incidents in which the Minister of National Security Stuart Young and another member of the public (in a separate incident) suffered injuries.
The Association is referring to Young’s fall at the opening ceremony of the Penal Fire Station on Tuesday. As the Minister prepared to leave the stage after delivering remarks, he fell after stepping on a platform that may not have been properly secured.
According to OSHA, the Occupational Safety and Health Act Chap. 88:08 places a duty on employers and occupiers to ensure that premises are, so far as is reasonably practicable, safe and without risks to their employees and persons not in their employ.
This includes conducting an assessment of the risks and taking the necessary steps to ensure that the risks are reduced to as low as is reasonably practicable.
The incidents which occurred at the Penal Fire Station are now engaging the attention of the OSH Agency.
Appropriate action will be taken pending the conclusion of the investigation.
The Association extends best wishes to the injured and hope they have a speedy recovery.