Gaza, 10/06/2020 - the Democracy and Workers’ Rights Center in Palestine (DWRC) concluded a three-day training course under the topic “media workers’ role in addressing occupational health and safety issues at work and advocacy for workers’ rights”. The training course was attended by 23 journalists, workers, and union representatives, 10 of them women.
During the first day of the training, trainees improved their knowledge of legislation related to occupational health and safety, focusing on the new law on Occupational Safety and Health Committees and Supervisors. Participants had an open discussion and analyzed reasons causing accidents and work injuries, insurance against work injuries, the role of labor inspectors, and the role that media workers should play in addressing OSH issues. The second day of the training focused on work hazards affecting media workers, required protection mechanisms, and analyzing risks in the field of work. At the end of the course, participants improved their capacities regarding media’s role in promoting OSH education, communication skills, and advocating for labor issues related to OHS. They also discussed the necessity to establish an OSH platform and to highlight workers issues regarding this matter.