Ministry drafting regulations for use of chemicals at work

The Ministry of Labour has said that regulations are in the making to address the use of chemicals at work, as well as to regulate conditions of work in mining, forestry, and the manufacturing sectors.

“It is the responsibility of the employer to ensure proper storage and handling of all chemicals by trained persons and employers are obligated to wear the appropriate safety gear and equipment when handling chemicals to minimize the number of accidents, altogether eliminate the fatalities due to industrial accidents,” the ministry said in a press release. The ministry will be observing World Day for Safety and Health on April 28, under the theme ‘Safety and Health in the Use of Chemicals at Work.’

Employers and trade unions are obligated to ensure that appropriate health and safety measures are in place at workplaces, …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



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