Marco Boly, head of Luxembourg’s labour inspectorate, said that “the majority of employees are well informed” about anti-virus protection measures “before returning to work” on construction sites
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Labour inspectors have shut down two building projects for failing to follow covid-19 safety measures.
Since the construction sector restarted work on 20 April, the Inspectorate of Labour and Mines (ITM) has conducted checks on 162 sites, Marco Boly, the agency’s director, said on Thursday.
In addition to freezing the two construction sites, ITM issued 23 citations for insufficiently following deconfinement health precautions, such as maintaining physical distance between workers, employees wearing masks and the nearby availability of soap and disinfectant. Those companies will receive follow-up inspections shortly.
“To be clear: the majority of companies are very vigilant, very attentive and well equipped with protective equipment,” Boly stated.
Including all other sectors, the agency has inspected 3,207 workplaces and cited 18 companies, Boly said.