OHS Supreme Council 142nd Meeting: Adoption of Mines Safety Management Plan
The 142nd meeting of OHS Supreme Council and its first session in the new Iranian year was convened and attended by deputy minister for labour relations and head of occupational safety supreme council, director general of labour inspection from Ministry of Cooperatives, Labour and Social Welfare, head of OHS research and training center, and director general of pension affairs from SSO.
Main issues discussed in the meeting could be outlined as follows:
• Importance of safety by-laws
• Support for harmful and hazardous works and minimizing such occupations by integrating workplace and obliging employers to comply with safety principles
• Publicizing data on work-related accidents in 2017 with no increase as compared to 2016, hoping to experience a descending trend in the current year.
• Main actions taken to support people affected during Yort coal mine accident, including financial supports, improving safety indicators and preventing similar incidence, such as by installing mechanized air conditioning system in the mine as well as adoption of mines safety management plan at nation level by OHS supreme council.