Malta – Building safer workplaces in the construction industry
In terms of occupational safety and health (OSH), the construction industry is considered ‘high-risk’. In Malta, the industry has the highest rate of workplace fatalities and workers are regularly exposed to a wide range of hazards, from working at heights to manual handling and working with dangerous substances such as asbestos, airborne fibres and toxins.
To underline the importance of OSH issues in the construction industry, the Maltese focal point is organising a webinar on 6 June. Speakers discuss why OSH is the responsibility of all parties in the industry – from clients to contractors, workers and project supervisors. They highlight the importance of safety regulations, risk assessments and the safe use of work equipment. They also consider the OSH implications of working with asbestos and discuss how this can be achieved in a safe and harmless way.
Taking place online, the webinar will be useful for all duty holders in the Maltese construction industry, including clients, employers, self-employed persons, project supervisors and OSH technicians.
- Catriona Francica, Principal OHS Officer at the Occupational Health and Safety Authority
- Joseph Borg, Principal OHS Officer at the Occupational Health and Safety Authority
- Joseph Cremona, OHS Officer II at the Occupational Health and Safety Authority
- Melhino Mercieca, Senior Manager (International Affairs) at the Occupational Health and Safety Authority
- Perit Charlie Farrugia, Principal Officer at the Occupational Health and Safety Authority
Contact person: Melhino MERCIECA - email@example.com