Relegation Of Safety Protocols Cause Of Workplace Accidents – Baffour-Awuah

The Minister for Employment and Labour Relations Ignatius Baffour-Awuah has attributed many workplace accidents to lack of safety protocols and standards among Ghanaians.He disclosed that industrial accidents always come at a greater loss and cost because we have we have neglected strong enforcement and compliance at the work place.Speaking at the annual health, safety and environmental conference in Accra under the “theme Creating a sustainable health and safety culture”, he said it is important for safety protocols to be adhered to at all cost.According to him, Ghanaians do not take issues relating to their health seriously a situation that has contributed  to our virtual relegation of health and safety issues to the fringes at the workplace.The situation he lamented has become a common practice at the informal sector and residential areas.But the Minister believes creating a sustainable health and safety culture is everybody’s business by revealing that every individual has a role to play as a worker, employer or passer-by.He revealed that the Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations is working assiduously to put in place more effective regulatory mechanisms aimed at making sure that workers adopt safe-and-health-conscious practices at the workplace.The move he said led to the finalization of a National Occupational Safety and Health Policy to replace the Factories, Offices and Shops Act of 1970 in 2017 to improve the protection of our human resources and properties.Credit: Kwame OsaheneCall our Editor on 0209391902 or click here and inform us via Whatsapp.You could equally email your stories or articles to and we’ll surely put them online

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