A recent article in PNG Report outlines how the Gender Smart Safety (GSS) training program – offered by the Business Coalition for Women – has helped a number of PNG businesses improve the safety of their female employees.
As PNG’s formal economy grows, more and more women are entering the workforce and in areas that have been traditionally dominated by men. Thus it is increasingly necessary to widen the safety lens and address aspects of women’s safety that have typically received very little attention.PNG Report
The GSS training program was designed by Factive as part of its contract with the International Finance Corporation to help PNG businesses improve workplace safety for women. It was initially piloted by Oil Search, St Barbara and New Britain Palm Oil Ltd (NBPOL). The training program was recently adopted by Pacific Towing, the marine services division of the Steamships Group. It is also currently being further rolled out across various Oil Search operations in PNG.