Compliance with occupational health and safety regulations at construction sites is currently under scrutiny.
It would be most helpful if the more common deviations were also reportedFifty out of 85 construction employers were found to be violating workplace safety regulations during an on-site crackdown by labour inspectors in the Eastern Cape, the Labour Department said on Wednesday.
Department spokesperson Zolisa Sigabi said seven construction sites had been shut down and an additional 48 contravention notices were served.
The notices were served to 50 of 85 employers visited on site in Mthatha, East London, Queenstown and Port Elizabeth in the first two days of a five-day inspection blitz, which started on Monday.
"All nine provinces are currently conducting inspections in the construction industry -- these are specifically to do with occupational health and safety."
Employers were randomly chosen and not informed of the inspections, Sigabi said.
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Is the goal to shut down sites or educate contractors?