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This year’s Seminar invites the participation of professionals from a broad cross section of the Occupational Health & Safety Industry, Disaster Management Professionals and other practitioners critical to the advances in these industries throughout the region. As an entity dedicated to servicing the needs of our members, we aim to advocate for the importance of a safety culture as well as one of preparedness.  The theme for this year's Seminar is:

What’s Next for OSH- Reflection. Introspection. Vision

Set in lovely Kingston, the capital of Jamaica at The Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, this year promises to be highly engaging. Topics down for discussion include:

  • New and Emerging Occupational Safety & Health Issues: Implications and Challenges for the Utility
  • How are employers preparing for and responding to the changing demographics of their workforces?
  • Are safety programs being offered in a way to utilize technological advancement?
  • Literacy levels in the workforce
  • What will your safety program look like in 2030?
  • The Elephant in the Room: The Issues of Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities
  • Workplace Bullying
  • Drug and Alcohol abuse
  • Quantitative and qualitative indicators - monitoring and evaluation;
  • Coping with post disaster trauma: Institutional preparedness and response
  • Safety in Disaster Restoration: Utility imperatives
  • Coping with Loss
  • Effectively communicating the business value of safety
  • Benchmarking and measuring safety performance improvement over time

Call for Papers

Draft Agenda

Sunday 11th March 2018 to Friday 16th March 2018 , 8:30am to 5:00pm

Information to be updated as it becomes available.

You will be staying at the .......

The Jamaica Pegasus Hotel

81 Knutsford Boulevard

Kingston 5

New Kingston Jamaica


Reservations Procedure:

You can make reservations by filling out this form Reservations Form and return by fax number 876 929 0593 or Email


Room Rate Information:

Deluxe Room US$242.23 Single Occupancy and is inclusive of breakfast and taxes

Deluxe Room US$267.53 Double Occupancy and is inclusive of breakfast and taxes

Deluxe Room US$292.83 Double Occupancy and is inclusive of breakfast and taxes

All rates are inclusive of  16.5% government consumption tax, service charge - 10%,  Energy Surcharge - US$8 and Special Room tax US$4 


This room rate and availability is only guaranteed until March 1st, 2018

All delegates must make reservations directly with the Hotel. We recommend that callers identify themselves as being with the CARILEC group for ease of booking.

  • Peter Williams Emera Caribbean
    Senior Vice President
  • Aldane Stennet JPSCO
    Certified OSH Specialist
  • Eric Kipps Jaric Environmental and Health Services
  • Sylvester Joseph Grenada Electricity Services
    Environmental, Health & Safety Officer
  • Gareath Adderley BELCO
    Certified Health Safety Consultant
  • Robert Teelucksingh Tee Luck Singh & Associates Ltd
    Sr. Consultant/ Director
  • When

    Sunday 11th March 2018 to Friday 16th March 2018 , 8:30am to 5:00pm


    About Jamaica

    Jamaica, a Caribbean island nation, has a lush topography of mountains, rainforests and reef-lined beaches. Many of its all-inclusive resorts are clustered in Montego Bay, with its British-colonial architecture, and Negril, known for its diving and snorkeling sites. Jamaica is famed as the birthplace of reggae music, and its capital Kingston is home to the Bob Marley Museum, dedicated to the famous singer. The greater part of Jamaica is a limestone plateau, with an average elevation of about 460 m (1,500 ft). The interior of the island is largely mountainous, and peaks of over 2,100 m (7,000 ft) are found in the Blue Mountains, which dominate the eastern part of the island; the highest point on the island is Blue Mountain Peak, at 2,256 m (7,402 ft) above sea level.

    The coastal plains are largely alluvial, and the largest plains areas lie along the south coast. The island has numerous interior valleys. There are many rivers, but most are small, with rapids and falls that make navigation virtually impossible for any distance.



    The official Language is English but Patios, a dialect, is widely spoken across the island.



    The money in Jamaica is called Jamaican Dollars (JMD).  Bank notes are issued for the following amounts $50, $100, $500 and $1000.  One Jamaican dollar is equal to about $0.01 USD US dollars.  The exchange rates change everyday.


    The climate ranges from tropical at sea level to temperate in the uplands; there is relatively little seasonal variation in temperature. The average annual temperature in the coastal lowlands is 27°c (81°f); for the Blue Mountains, 13°c (55°f). The rainy seasons are May to June and September to November. The period from late August to November has occasionally been marked by destructive hurricanes.


    Electric power in Jamaica is almost the same as in the United States and Canada.  In Jamaica the power sockets are of type A and B. The standard voltage is 110 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.