The Department of Labour says it will direct more energy in the efforts to improve enforcement of the occupational safety and health regulations.
The department is pinning its hope on the Occupational Health and Safety Amendment Bill of 2018, which seeks to amend the current legislation, namely the Occupational Health and Safety Act, 85 of 1993.
The bill, which was approved by Cabinet in May, aims to provide greater protection for workers regarding injuries and diseases at the workplace.
However, the Bill has not yet been released for public comment, but this is imminent, Department of Labour Director-General Thobile Lamati told the media on Thursday.
“Once adopted, this bill will ensure greater protection of workers in respect of injuries and diseases at the workplace.”