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Reviewed OHS Inspection Schedules to Improve Business License Issuance

The National OHS Ser­vice will now conduct business license undertak­ing annual compliance in­spections and audits from November to Mid-Decem­ber and not from Decem­ber as initially practiced
04 Feb 2019 11:00
Reviewed OHS Inspection Schedules to Improve Business License Issuance
Minister for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations Parveen Kumar

The National Occupation­al Health and Safety Service (NOHSS) of the Min­istry of Employment, Productivity and In­dustrial Relations has reviewed its Occu­pational Health and Safety (OHS) inspec­tions schedules to im­prove the timely issue of business license to employers and inves­tors.

Minister for Employ­ment, Productivity and Industrial Relations Parveen Kumar highlight­ed that this new initiative will clear any backlog of business license applica­tion with the National OHS Service and also with the local or rural authori­ties.

“The National OHS Ser­vice will now conduct business license undertak­ing annual compliance in­spections and audits from November to Mid-Decem­ber and not from Decem­ber as initially practiced,” said Minister Kumar.

“This will allow the timely issuant of business license by the rural and lo­cal authorities to employ­ers in early January every year.”

“This initiative will also enable better co-ordina­tion between the National OHS Service and relevant authorities in reducing process turn-around time and inconvenience to em­ployers and investors.”

He added that for any new business undertakings, the National OHS Service will conduct workplace compliance inspections as and when required.

Minister Kumar empha­sised that this process will not only improve our ser­vice delivery but first and foremost is to ensure that workplaces are OHS com­pliance in accordance with the requirements of the Health and Safety at Work (HASAW) Act 1996 and its subsidiary legislations.

Source: Deptfo News

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