Saudi Arabia: Health and safety
Consultant editor: Sara Khoja, Clyde & Co LLP
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- Employers and employees have various duties regarding health and safety. (See Duties on employers and employees)
- There is no general statutory requirement for employers to appoint safety representatives, and no statutory entitlement for employees to elect or appoint such representatives. (See Safety representatives)
- The Ministry of Labour is responsible, through its labour inspectors, for monitoring and enforcing the application of employment legislation, including health and safety provisions. (See Enforcement and penalties)
- Compensation for occupational injury or illness is provided by a statutory "occupational hazards" insurance scheme, administered by the General Organisation for Social Insurance, and employers must register their employees under this scheme and contribute the equivalent of 2% of the employees' pay for the insurance. (See Compensation for occupational injury or illness)