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‘Carpenter’s safety equipment is unsafe’: Union minister

The government has directed the Union cabinet to provide safe and effective means to improve the safety of the work done by workers in the cement and rubber industries.

The minister said, “We have directed the Cabinet to provide safety equipment such as hand drills, fire extinguishers, safety helmets, gloves, face masks, and safety boots and gloves, for the construction of cement and the rubber industry.”

The Ministry of Civil Aviation said in a notification that the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways would conduct safety tests on safety equipment.

The notification said that the government will provide equipment including safety glasses, hand-held drills, safety masks, gloves and face masks to ensure safety in the work of the cement companies.