Starting June, the Ministry of Labor and Social Development has begun inspecting companies that employ more than 49 people to ensure their compliance with the National Strategic Program for Occupational Safety and Health (OSH).

This was announced by Ali Al-Ghamdi, general manager for the development of work environment at the ministry's branch in Makkah province, while addressing representatives of the private sector companies at a workshop held at the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

All companies will be required to have an occupational safety policy to organize work, he said, adding violating any the regulations will result in a fine of SR10,000.