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Coronavirus pandemic posing new risks, challenges to workplace safety, says China


A senior Chinese official said that the novel coronavirus pandemic is posing new challenges and risks to workplace safety for manufacturers, including an increase in unused inventory of dangerous goods and lack of adequate safety training for staff.

China will carry out strict checks on workplace safety and ensure accountability, an official said. (Image for representation: Reuters)

The novel coronavirus outbreak is posing new challenges and risks to workplace safety for manufacturers, including an increase in unused inventory of dangerous goods and lack of adequate safety training for staff, a senior Chinese official said on Tuesday.




Sun Huashan, a vice-minister for the Ministry of Emergency Management, told reporters during a briefing that safety-related risks have increased as many companies restart production after being forced to shut down due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

China will carry out strict checks on workplace safety and ensure accountability, he said.




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