Friday, April 29, 2011

Minister to Issue Guidelines on Workplace Safety in Rwanda

The Minister of Public Service and Labour, Anastase Murekezi says he will soon release a Ministerial Decree aimed at reducing the number of accidents at the workplace and illnesses resulting from working in an unsafe environment. 
This decree will stipulate guidelines to be followed at the workplace and protective gear that all employees working in high risk places will be required to wear. 

The National Social Security Fund of Rwanda, however says the number of accidents and illnesses resulting from work reduced by over 10% between 2002 and 2009. Murekezi says that once this decree comes into effect, it will help reduce these incidences further. 

The Minister also thanked institutions that have facilities in place to protect their workers such as Bralirwa. Rwanda this Sunday joins the rest of the world to commemorate World Labour day. 

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