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. 


Saudi Cultural Exhibition concludes in Moscow

Seven Saudi films from young local directors streamed during the exhibition. (SPA)
Updated 18 June 2018
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Saudi Cultural Exhibition concludes in Moscow

JEDDAH: The Saudi Cultural Exhibition in Moscow, organized by the General Culture Authority on the sidelines of the FIFA World Cup, has concluded its activities and events.
The four-day exhibition attracted a large number of visitors, who were informed about Saudi culture, art and heritage through short films, traditional costumes, folkloric shows, and books translated into Russian.
There were also various pavilions, including for Arabic calligraphy, Saudi hospitality, Arabic coffee, henna and fine art, as well as one aimed at children. Seven films by young Saudi directors were screened, and were well received by audiences.
Seven Saudi films from young local directors streamed during the exhibition.
The exhibition was part of the General Culture Authority’s efforts to inform people about Saudi culture, art and identity.