84 individuals have died at the workplace in one and a half years, between 2018 and June 2019, the Georgian Interior Ministry told IPN news agency.
270 individuals have received injuries due to incidents at the workplace in the same period.
In total, 59 died and 199 received injuries at the workplace in 2018, while 25 died and 71 received injuries between January and June of 2019.
A new law on labour safety came into effect on September 1, 2019, which aims to further strengthen workers’ rights to safe working conditions.
The law stipulates that labour safety laws will apply not only to hazardous professions but to all sectors of economic activity.
Employers will be obliged to appoint a certified labour safety specialist if they have more than 20 employees.
Read the details of the new law here.