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A global increase in occupational health and safety laws and regulations has resulted in an increased demand for professionals in the field. Maintaining health and safety in the workplace is a legal requirement for all businesses to ensure employees’ safety and wellbeing. Despite the legal requirements, employers are also increasingly hiring safety officers in an effort to avoid the financial losses of injuries, as well as the damage to its reputation because of accidents or negligence. But this is not it. Following a clear management system is crucial for the success of the department’s objectives. An OHS management system is more than just a programme. It includes policies, systems, standards, records, and involves incorporating health and safety practices into business processes. Having an effective management system improves the ability to continuously identify hazards and control risks. Boecker® has designed its own Health and Safety management system, The Occupational Health and Safety Lite™ (OHS Lite™) certification programme, to assist small and medium enterprises in achieving a consistent standard of occupational health and safety in their premises as well as protect employees and workers from any harm and danger at work. Contact your local Boecker® branch for more information.
Following the success of Rotary’s project “Securing Clean Water in Lebanese Public Schools,” Rotary’s worldwide President-elect Ian Riseley selected Lebanon to host the “Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Presidential Peace-building Conference” under the patronage and presence of his Excellency President General Michel Aoun. The conference was a platform for the exchange of ideas and expertise on the importance of water and its implications on civil and world peace. It also focused on the issue of water in Lebanon and the region and addressed the impact of water-related problems on the economy in this area of the world. Boecker® CEO, Mr. Michel Bayoud, was amongst the main speakers during the panel discussion for “Displacement & Impact of Water Quality on Health, Food Safety & Economic Growth” and received an award in recognition for his contribution. Mr. Bayoud highlighted the importance of measuring and controlling the water’s quality and how this should be done in order to guarantee an adequate supply. Boecker® also sponsored an initiative at a workshop for Schools that was welcomed by around 40 schools owners who signed a twinning pledge to ensure the sustainability of the water filtration systems project.
Boecker® participated as the Gold Sponsor at Horeca 2018 for its special 25-year edition exhibition which was celebrated at Seaside Arena, Beirut. Boecker® was also the only official hygiene sponsor of the Hospitality Salon Culinaire. At the opening day of the exhibition, Boecker® hosted a “Food Safety System Awards Ceremony” on stand in the presence of the president of Syndicate of Owners of Restaurants in Lebanon Mr. Tony Al Ramy, where ISO 22000 and HACCP consultancy certificates were presented to more than 20 Boecker® clients for their achievements; while our certified food safety consultants were auditing the running competitions. Winners of the competitions were congratulated by Boecker® and offered Hygiene awards along with training vouchers and food safety tools. The Boecker® stand attracted hundreds of local and international visitors daily, as Minister of Tourism, Mr. Avedis Guidanian, passed by and was impressed with the diversified services that Boecker® offers to the Hospitality industry and are directly related to the quality of goods offered to consumers in general and tourists in particular. We also welcomed H.E. H.E. Tokumitsu Murakami, Ambassador of Japan, who visited the stand right after attending an interesting lecture presented by Boecker® entitled: “WASHOKU Japanese Cuisine: We’ve got you covered” about the importance of Food Safety in Sushi; expressing the importance of information that Boecker® professionals are giving to run any food establishment smoothly and save its reputation. We also had the pleasure to have Chef Moustafa Seif, the winner of TOP CHEF 2018’s edition, on stand and offered him our sponsorship award that is a trip to London to receive the Science and knowledge award from the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, UK. We look forward to always serve our clients at Horeca and every other exhibition to help you protect your business and always cater to its’ needs.