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$20k fines

Luke Rawalai
Wednesday, August 06, 2014

MAJOR corporate entities and some private business houses have copped a fine of about $20,000 for not complying with occupational health and safety standards.

This was revealed to Land Transport Authority personnel during a recent OHS workshop by Ministry of Labour officer and workshop facilitator Sairusi Rokocikavira, who said labour regulations addressing OHS issues in workplaces were mandatory.

Mr Rokocikavira said it was imperative for organisations such as LTA to ensure it was OHS compliant.

"OHS compliance procedures include any work place meaning it can be an office, a moving vehicle such as a public service vehicle like a taxi or bus," he said.

"LTA is an establishment that advocates safety in terms of road and vehicle safety at all times and while we acknowledge the work being carried out in ensuring people comply with road safety and vehicles to comply with standards, there is little prominence given to our workplace to be OHS compliant.

"So this training is leverage for us to form an active OHS committee that will advocate and uphold OHS compliance procedures in the work place at all times."

Following the week-long workshop, LTA chief executive Naisa Tuinaceva said they were fully committed to establishing an OHS policy that recognised its health and safety responsibility.








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