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Employment Ministry to continue its OHS services

06:35 Thu Jul 12, 2018


Taken from/By: FBC News
Report by: Savaira Tabua

With an allocation of $5.3m to the National Occupational Health and Safety Services from the new budget, the Employment ministry it will continue to carry out inspections, audits, training and awareness campaigns.

Minister responsible, Jone Usamate says they will look into tightening their prosecution of non-complying employers to create a more effective enforcement tool.

Usamate says they will also continue to review and formulate new OHS laws as regulations dealing with Construction, Noise, Sawmill Code and Amusement Rides Code.

“Work on our OHS reform will also continue so that the hiving off of the National OHS Services to operate as an autonomous body is realized. We will also be looking into and reorganizing the National OHS Service to include work that is relevant to achieving Occupational Health."

The minister says this includes Occupational Health and Wellness plus Occupational Rehabilitation.



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