Investigators recommend random inspections of UAE worksites

Hundreds of employees suffer injuries at work
||Last Updated: 02/15/2007

A team of investigators has recommended random workplace inspections and heavy fines for negligent employers in the United Arab Emirates.

The team, consisting of four scientists from UAE University and McGill University in Montreal, made the recommendations after finding 614 work-related hospital admissions in Al Ain, the country's fourth-largest city, over a 14-month period.

The investigators have also urged health and labour ministers to train and deploy sufficient numbers of industrial hygienists and safety inspectors at construction sites, workshops and farms as soon as possible.