The Ministry of Labour has revealed that an AED 10,000 ($2,700) fine is set to be imposed on companies who fail to report workplace injuries.
Any work related injury, which causes an employee to be absent from work for three days or more, must now be reported to the Ministry of Labour within 24 hours.
Commenting on the new procedure, Maher Al Obed, assistant undersecretary for inspectional affairs, said:
“The ministry’s keenness to provide a safe working environment for workers comes as a support to avoid occupational injuries and through the application of innovative standards for occupational safety and health in addition to taking the necessary steps against the non-complying facilities we shall reach positive outcomes.”
Following an injury, the employer must also cover all costs of treatment until the employee is able to return to work or presents a clear statement of permanent disability.
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