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Jordan’s Social Security Corporation signs agreement with ILO to improve occupational safety in factories

“SSC, ILO sign agreement to improve workplace safety in factories”, 28 August 2017

The Social Security Corperation (SSC) and the International Labour Organisation (ILO)…signed an agreement that seeks to enhance workplace safety in factories. The agreement aims at promoting the culture of work safety in industrial institutions out of their social and economic responsibilities towards workers and the entire community, said SSC Director General Nadia Rawabdeh. Under the agreement, the two sides will cooperate in raising awareness on professional safety with the aim of decreasing the injury rate, and of developing regulations governing the issue. The SSC’s new law obliges establishments to apply safety measures on the working site, as well as paying 4 per cent of work-related injury fees instead of 2 per cent. Establishments are also required to cover medical expenses in case an injury takes place when no precaution measure was exercised, Rawabdeh added. SSC’s Spokesperson Musa Sbeihi [said] that the importance of the agreement lays in the fact that most of the factories subscribed to the ILO’s project work in the garment sector and can highly benefit from boosting workers’ productivity and increase exports to Europe based on the simplified rules of origin…

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