After Numerous Deaths in Israel, Construction Safety Inspection Force to Grow from 18 to Over 2,500

After Numerous Deaths in Israel, Construction Safety Inspection Force to Grow from 18 to Over 2,500

With dozens of construction workers dying on the job in Israel every year, the Social Affairs Ministry wants local governments to start taking responsibility for their safety. On March 28, the Occupational Safety Administration sent letters to municipalities across Israel detailing three new orders to be followed immediately, one of which would make municipal building inspectors check for safety regulations, effectively increasing the number of construction safety inspectors from 18 to over 2500 - more than enough for the estimated 13,000 active worksites in the country.

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