Guatemala: Seminar on Industrial Safety

On January 30th a seminar will be held in Guatemala City on changes in regulations concerning health and safety.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

From a statement issued by the Guatemalan Exporters Association (-AGEXPORT-):

In order for entrepreneurs, managers, HR managers and the general public to be aware of the rules on Health and Safety in addition to the national and international regulations which come into effect in February 2015, a seminar will be held January 30 2015 on the New Regulations on Health and Safety Industrial (Government Agreement 229-2014) organized by the School of Foreign Trade at AGEXPORT.

Participants will have the opportunity to learn about the fundamental concepts of Occupational Health and Safety, National and International Regulatory Framework, obligations and prohibitions of employers, structuring of Health and Safety Committees, among others.

This seminar will be taught by Mr. Augusto Valenzuela Herrera, lawyer and notary, who has a Graduate Specialization in Labor Law from the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy.; he is also a consultant to the International Labour Organization (ILO).

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