The National Occupational Health and Safety Service (NOHSS) of the Ministry of Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations has reviewed its Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) inspections schedules to improve the timely issue of business license to employers and investors.

Minister for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations, Parveen Kumar highlighted that this new initiative will clear any backlog of business license application with the National OHS Service and also with the local or rural authorities.

“The National OHS Service will now conduct business license undertaking annual compliance inspections and audits from November to Mid-December and not from December as initially practiced,” said Minister Kumar.

“This will allow the timely issuant of business license by the rural and local authorities to employers in early January every year.”

“This initiative will also enable better coordination between the National OHS Service and relevant authorities in reducing process turn-around time and inconvenience to employers and investors.”

He added that for any new business undertakings, the National OHS Service will conduct workplace compliance inspections as and when required.

Kumar emphasized that this process will not only improve our service delivery but first and foremost is to ensure that workplaces are OHS compliance in accordance with the requirements of the Health and Safety at Work (HASAW) Act 1996 and its subsidiary legislations.

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