He was speaking at the post Cabinet news briefing at the Diplomatic Centre in St Ann’s.
He stressed that there was no record that any employee of the Immigration Department made any report on threats to their health or safety.
He said a letter dated July 9 from the chief inspector of the Occupational Safety and Health Agency (OSHA) to Duke pointed out that following an inspection, the safety
and health risks were not assessed to be unacceptable.
Mr. McLeod also revealed that there were certain functions at Immigration that were still not being carried out even after the injunction was imposed.
He said extension of the entry certificate for non-nationals to remain in the country were not being processed, interviews for permanent resident status were not being
conducted and visas were not being processed and issued to non-nationals who require them to name a few.
The OSH Act says an employee may refuse to work or do particular work where he has sufficient reason to believe that a) there is serious and imminent danger to
himself; or unusual circumstances have arisen which are hazardous or injurious to his health or his life; any machine, device, plant or thing he is likely to use or
operate is likely to endanger himself or another employee; the physical condition of the workplace is likely to endanger himself.