The role of the Occupational Health Doctor

Working with Occupational Hygienist and the OSH Practitioner

28 July 2017

The Caribbean Branch hosted its Branch Meeting at the Cara Suites Hotel and Conference Centre, Claxton Bay, Trinidad, on Friday 28th July, 2017. At this meeting Dr. Wayne Ramgoolam, Occupational Health Specialist, presented on "The role of the Occupational Health Doctor working with the Occupational Hygienist and OSH Practitioner".

Dr. Ramgoolam began his presentation with an ILO/WHO 1950 definition and proceeded to identify the Occupational Health Team, the models of OH Services and the Occupational Health Physicians. He also discussed the Occupational Hygienist and their purpose. Curt Cadet, the Chair, demonstrated his knowledge on the subject, engaged the presenter in much fruitful and rewarding discussions that were well received by all present.

IMAGE (Dr Wayne Ramgoolam news image July 2017)

Dr. Wayne Ramgoolam during his presentation.
A cross-section of the audience with IOSH CB Executive Committee Members sitting on the right.
Members of the audience.

A branch member of the audience was very much impressed and sent an email to the branch complimenting the presentation, which stated:

"I would like to thank the Caribbean Branch for a great meeting. The subject matter blew my mind. I had no idea I knew so little on the subject. We really need some HSE centered short course in this area.

"I have a lot of research to do and it was really nice seeing the team again and I am looking forward to the next meeting.

"I promise I will drag a coworker from our quality or safety team to the next meeting. This information needs to be shared to raise awareness of the plight of HSE and IOSH Caribbean, build membership and ultimately raise the safety culture of the industry and country."

On closing, the Chair thanked all for the full house attendance and presented a token to both Dr. Ramgoolam and his wife, also a Doctor.

An Executive Committee Meeting was held after a networking session.