Guatemala: New Regulation on Occupational Safety

The new rules adopted by the Ministry of Labour will come into effect in February 2015 and the penalties for breaking them involve fines of between 3 and 16 minimum wages.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

On August 8 the Regulation on Occupational Health and Safety issued by the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare was published in the Official Newspaper, relating to Governmental Agreement No. 229-2014.

This document supersedes the Regulation on hygiene that has been used so far. The main change in this policy is that now the Ministry of Labour requires companies to train their staff on issues related to SSO as well as forming a committee among its employees. The penalties for breach of this Regulation carry penalties ranging from 3 to 16 minimum wages.

Read the Regulation in full here.

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