Policy to address health and safety issues at workplaces underway

| Updated Feb 02, 2017 at 7:00am



The Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations has expressed deep regret about recent fire outbreaks and collapse of buildings that have cause the loss of lives and property.

The Ministry in collaboration with the Ghana Employers Association and BUSAC fund is drawing up a policy on Occupational Health and Safety (OHS).

The policy is expected to address health and safety issues at the work place.

The Director of Policy Planning Monitoring and Evaluation at the Ministry, Emma Ofori Agyemang, made this known at media launch of a consultative forum on the policy.

She said the Ministry attaches great importance to the policy and will fast track it.

The Secretary General of TUC, Kofi Asamoah tasked employers to ensure the safety of workers.

The C.E.O of Ghana Employers Association, Alex Frimpong said the current law on Occupational Health and Safety is outmoded.

This has necessitated the drafting of a new one.