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Government tightening the rules for Safety Cards

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The government is tightening the rules around Safety cards to prevent workplace crime. Now those with responsibility for health, safety, and environment (HSE) in the workplace will check whether employees’ ID cards are valid.

“The fight against workplace crime is extremely important for the government, and the challenges are especially noticeable in the building, construction, and cleaning industry,” says Anniken Hauglie from Labour and Social Affairs.

Therefore, the government has now decided that HSE administrator will check an ID card belonging to all employees in these industries, a so-called safety card. It will also be made a requirement for all employees to have a visible card on them while they are at work.
“There are too many who work either without cards or with an invalid card.

“Labour Inspection has also discovered that some workers are using another person’s card. That is now how it is supposed to in Norwegian working life,” she says.
From July 1st, 2016, this will also apply to any claims for electronic transfer of personnel lists. The whole identity number belonging to those who perform work in construction zones be will be presented in summary charts as well.


Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today

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