RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The new work health and safety rules, enacted on Tuesday, July 30th, by president Jair Bolsonaro, will save at least R$68 billion (US$17 billion) over the next ten years.

The estimate was released by the Economic Policy Secretariat (SPE) of the Ministry of Economy while solemnly signing the new rules.

These amendments affect three of the 36 regulatory standards (NRs).

NR 1, which deals with general provisions on health and safety at work; and NR 12, which deals with safety in the operation of machinery and equipment, were updated with a less strict set . . .

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