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FG to regulate safety, health in construction sector

The Federal Government has said it is working on a draft construction regulation to guide easy compliance, and provide access to best practice for high occupational safety and health performance in the country.

Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Prof. Stephen Ocheni, made this known at the dialogue on occupational safety and health in the construction sector, organised by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) in collaboration with the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM). According to him, the move is to mitigate the failures and accidents recorded in the construction sector in recent past.

Represented by the Deputy Director, Occupational Safety and Health in the ministry, Mr. Babatunde Ogunmuko, he said, “the Mministry has on the drawing board a draft construction regulations, ready for the due process.

“The need for specific regulations to guide easy compliance and provide access to best practice for high occupational safety and health performance is more than ever urgent in view of failures and accidents recorded in the construction sector in the recent past.”

He maintained that safety in the construction industry required the support and commitments of all stakeholders.
“The construction industry is acclaimed to be one of the most hazardous sectors of any economy, with the numerous labour intensive activities carried out under highly varied environmental conditions.

“The risk is high and so also fatality rate. Indeed, staying safe in construction requires the commitments of all stakeholders,” he added.
The Country Director of the ILO, Mr. Denims Zulu, noted that the construction sector was one of the sectors that has accounted for significant proportion of employment in the country.
He disclosed that the ILO placed premium emphasis on the protection of workers in the construction sector adding that, the national dialogue on occupational safety health of workers in the construction sector could not have come at a better time.

 

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