Posted on 28 August 2019

State Secretary Tamara van Ark (Social Affairs) tightens controls at companies that work with hazardous substances. The SZW Inspectorate will receive an additional 4.5 million euros for stricter checks on hazardous substances and their use in the workplace. Van Ark writes that to the House of Representatives.

The checks for hazardous substances are therefore stricter. And that also means that the maximum amount of fines for offenders will increase, Van Ark reports in an interview in the AD. The fines are rising sharply, from 3,000 to 4,500 euros. The state secretary states that the fine must primarily be an ‘incentive’ to force improvements. But she does not have much patience when it comes to the results of the stricter controls on hazardous substances. “If the figures do not improve, I certainly do not rule out the need for stricter measures.”

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