The Ministry of Labour said its Department of Occupational Safety and Health carried out 516 inspection visits at firms between March 23 and October 30 to check if they followed the Supreme Committee’s decisions on preventing the spread of coronavirus in the sultanate.
Some 63 firms were found defying the Supreme Committee’s decisions on safety measures while 140 firms were found lacking in taking necessary precautionary measures.
One facility was referred to the Public Prosecution and 12 labour housing facilities were closed, the ministry said.
The ministry said that the epidemiological investigation team for private sector institutions was formed in May according to the directives of the Supreme Committee. The team aims to ensure that firms adhere to implementing precautionary measures to protect their workers from the threat of COVID-19 infection.
‘The team used an electronic inspection system to monitor the establishments,’ it said.