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* National Occupational Safety and Health Policy of Sri Lanka gets cabinet approval
Thu, May 8, 2014, 05:54 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

May 08, Colombo: The National Policy on Occupational Safety and Health developed by the Ministry of Labor and Labor Relations in collaboration with all key stakeholders has received the approval from the cabinet of ministers.

The policy aims to establish a national occupational safety and health system and programs in collaboration with key stakeholders such as the Government, the Private Sector and Trade Unions geared towards the improvement of the working environment.

According to the government, the policy also aims to promote a safety and health oriented culture in the country, prevent occupational injuries and diseases, and promote safe and healthy working environments.

The policy will ensure the well-being of persons at work and provide compensation and rehabilitation to those who were injured or had contracted occupational diseases while at work.

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