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Occupational safety and health bill to be passed by March

Published: Saturday January 4, 2014 | 12:24 pm Comments 0
Derrick Kellier - File
Derrick Kellier - File

Labour Minister Derrick Kellier has given an undertaking to have the long-awaited occupational safety and health bill passed in Parliament by the end of the current legislative year.

Kellier says plans by his ministry to develop a national occupational safety and health programme and policy are faradvanced.

The enactment of an occupational safety and health act has been in train for several years, spanning severaladministrations.

However, signalling that the act will be passed by next March, Kellier noted that his ministry has already drafted an occupational safety and health profile forJamaica.

The bill seeks to streamline existing laws and regulations governing occupational safety and health at the workplace, which do not cover all areas of employment.

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