Occupational safety, health system to be implemented by Saudi labor ministry in July

There will be inspections to ensure employers comply with the guidelines. (Shutterstock)
Updated 31 May 2018
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Occupational safety, health system to be implemented by Saudi labor ministry in July

  • The Ministry of Labor and Social Development will launch inspection rounds to make sure employers comply with the guidelines

RIYADH: The Ministry of Labor and Social Development will implement an occupational safety and health (OSH) management system from July 1, in order to develop national regulations and motivate employers to create attractive, safe and healthy work environments. 

The ministry will also “launch inspection rounds to make sure employers comply with the guidelines,” spokesman Khaled Abalkhail said on Thursday, adding that violators will be fined according to the magnitude of the violation.

He urged people to contact the ministry on its customer service number (19911) if they want to submit inquires or report OSH violations.

On April 28, the ministry hosted a national forum on OSH management in Riyadh, coinciding with the annual World Day for Safety and Health at Work. 


King Salman receives call from US president, Trump sending Pompeo to Saudi Arabia

Updated 48 min 18 sec ago
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King Salman receives call from US president, Trump sending Pompeo to Saudi Arabia

WASHINGTON: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman received a telephone call from the US President Donald Trump in which various issues were discussed, including the ongoing Saudi-Turkish cooperation in the investigation into the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi and the keenness of the Kingdom's leadership to clarify all relevant facts.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is set to leave the United States within the hour for a trip to the Kingdom to meet with King Salman, and will travel to other places as necessary, according to the US president.