OSH Authority

The Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Authority was established in October 2006 on the basis of the Occupational Safety and Health Act, 2004 as amended. It is a multi-stakeholder advisory body to the Ministry of Labour and Small Enterprise Development.  The core tasks of the Authority are:

  • to encourage the enforcement of the OSH Act
  • to promote training and research
  • to provide information  
  • to develop regulations and Approved Codes of Practice according to the OSH Act

A full description of the tasks and functions of the OSH Authority can be found in the text of Sections 66 and 67 of the OSH Act.

Board of Directors

Top L-R. Mr. Farouk Mohammed, Mrs. Carolyn Sancho, Dr. Victor Coombs, Mr. Adlington Spencer

Second Row L-R. Mrs. Indira McFarlane-Lee, Mrs. Vanessa Thomas Williams, Ms. Hannah Wei-Muddeen, Dr. Ishta Rampersad

Bottom Row L-R. Mr. Kendal C. Dolly, Mrs. Sabrina Paul Mowlah-Baksh, Dr. Cyril Paltoo and Ms. Nicole Simon-Thompson

Absent: Dr. Surendra Dhanraj, Mr. Aston Cunningham, Ms. Jenell Partap and Mr. Farzan Ali.


# Name Position Organisation
1 Dr. Victor Coombs Chairman Appointed by the Ministry of Labour and Small Enterprise Development (MOLSED), Consultant in Occupational and Environmental Health
2 Dr. Surendra Dhanraj Deputy Chairman Appointed by MOLSED
3 Mr. Farouk Mohammed Member Labour Inspectorate Division, MOLSED
4 Mr. Kendal C. Dolly Member Ministry of Energy and Energy Affairs
5 Mr. Aldington Spencer Member Tobago House of Assembly
6 Ms Nicole Simon-Thompson Member Employers’ Consultative Association of Trinidad and Tobago
7 Mr. Ashton Cunningham Member Joint Trade Union Movement/ Fire Services Association
8 Dr. Cyril Paltoo Member Medical Board of Trinidad and Tobago
9 Mrs. Sabrina Paul Mowlah-Baksh Member Womens’ Institute of Alternative Development
10 Mrs. Vanessa Thomas-Williams Member The Safety Council of Trinidad and Tobago
11 Ms. Jenell Partap Member Environmental Management Authority
12 Ms. Hannah Wei-Muddeen Member Board of Engineering of Trinidad and Tobago
13 Mr. Farzan Ali Member Employers’ Consultative Association of Trinidad and Tobago
14 Dr. Ishta Rampersad Member Ministry of Health
15 Mrs. Carolyn Sancho Executive Director Occupational Safety and Health Agency