Worker safety code Bill gets Cabinet approval

The occupational safety Bill will be introduced “in the ongoing session.”
“The decision will enhance the coverage of the safety, health and working conditions provisions manifold,” a government statement said.
While the code will be applicable to all trades, including IT establishments and service sector, where more than 10 workers are employed, it will be applicable to mines and docks that employ even one worker. The code also framed rules for women workers working night shifts. “Women permitted to work beyond 7 p.m. and before 6 a.m. subject to the safety, holidays, working hours or any other condition as prescribed by appropriate government in respect of prescribed establishments. However, only after taking their consent for night work (sic),” the statement said.

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