Tax to Finance Occupational Safety

The Ministry of Labour has introduced a bill which would require construction companies to pay from $19,000 to $100,000 per project and which would go to the Fund for Occupational Safety, Hygiene and Health.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

From News from Panama's National Assembly:

The Minister of Labor and Workforce Development (MITRADEL), Luis Ernesto Carles, presented on Tuesday before the plenary of the National Assembly a bill that which adopts measures in the construction industry, in order to reduce the incidence of accidents in the workplace.

This is a bill that seeks to safeguard the lives of workers, occupational hygiene and to require all construction companies in the country to comply with labor obligations.

"We want no more deaths in construction or construction accidents," said the head of the Ministry of Labour.

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Arguing that breaches of occupational safety standards were detected, authorities in El Salvador decided to temporarily suspend the construction of the residential tower called "Condominios 105."

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Occupational Safety for Construction

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In Guatemala, a guide is proposed to establish best practices in occupational safety and health for companies in the construction sector.

The Guatemalan Ministry of Labor and Social Security (Mintrab) and the Guatemalan Chamber of Construction (CGC), agreed to work together to exchange knowledge and experiences to strengthen standards in legislation, promotion of formality, labor inclusion, as well as the issue of Occupational Health and Safety, reported the Guatemalan government.

Guatemala: Occupational Health and Safety Standards

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The entry into force of the new Regulation of Occupational Safety and Health has been Postponed until September 8.

From a tax memorandum by Tezó and Associates:

The Ministry of Labour and Social Security published in the official newspaper of August 11, 2014 the "Regulations for Occupational Health and Safety" to be observed by every employer.

Guatemala: Seminar on Industrial Safety

January 2015

On January 30th a seminar will be held in Guatemala City on changes in regulations concerning health and safety.

From a statement issued by the Guatemalan Exporters Association (-AGEXPORT-):

In order for entrepreneurs, managers, HR managers and the general public to be aware of the rules on Health and Safety in addition to the national and international regulations which come into effect in February 2015, a seminar will be held January 30 2015 on the New Regulations on Health and Safety Industrial (Government Agreement 229-2014) organized by the School of Foreign Trade at AGEXPORT.

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