Amendments to Occupational Safety and Health Act to protect workers against occupational risks


KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 27): The Occupational Safety and Health (Amendment) Bill 2020 is not only aimed at improving the safety, health and welfare of workers but also protecting them from safety and health risks while working.

Human Resource Minister Datuk Seri M Saravanan, when tabling the bill for the second reading in the Dewan Rakyat on Wednesday, said it is also to ensure that the country’s labour laws including those related to occupational safety and health, were in line with the provisions in the universal instruments, particularly the Occupational Safety and Health Convention 1981 (C155).

The bill to amend the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1994 (Act 514) contains 55 clauses, including the addition of 27 new sections, removal of two sections and amending 35 existing sections.

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~sThe Edge Markets, 27 October 2021