Senate will consider accelerated passage of Occupational Safety Bill – Saraki

Senate President Bukola Saraki has said the upper chamber will accelerate the consideration of the Occupational Safety and Health Bill (SB. 200), after resumption.

Saraki announced this in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu on Saturday in Abuja.

“The Occupational Safety Bill, which has gone through second reading, will help to ensure that millions of Nigerian workers are protected in the event of injuries in their work places.

“This Bill will also put in place a legal framework that will develop and promote occupational safety standards that define the exposure limits to chemicals, other biological and physical agents.

“This Senate takes the health and well-being of Nigerian workers very seriously. They are the back-bone and lifeblood of our nation’s economy.

“The bill also ensures that employers provide preventive mechanisms and procedures that will limit accidents and injuries at work places.’’

He also said that the bill would cover both the formal and the informal sector.

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