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The Factories Act, 1948

This is an Act to consolidate and amend the law regulating Labour in factories which came into force on 1st April, 1949. 


Some of the sections relevant to industrial health, hygiene and safety are reproduced below, in part, as such from The Factories Act, 1948, for the ready reference of the interested person. The number assigned to the paragraph is same as in The Act itself for that respective section. 

Note: Although every care has been taken to avoid errors or omissions, this information is for reference only, and we take no liability/responsibility for any damages occurred to any person/property as a result of any action taken on the basis of this information. Kindly refer to the Gazette notification or contact the concerned department for authoritative information.

CONTENTS

Sections

Particulars

2

Interpretation

10

Certifying Surgeons

12

Disposal of wastes and effluents

13

Ventilation and Temperature

14

Dust and Fume

15

Artificial Humidification

16

Overcrowding

17

Lighting

21

Fencing of Machinery

34

Excessive Weights

35

Protection of Eyes

36

Precautions against dangerous fumes, gases, etc.

37

Explosive or Inflammable Dust, Gas, Etc.

38

Precautions in case of fire

45

First Aid Appliances

69

Certificates of Fitness

70

Effect of certificate of fitness granted to adolescent

75

Power to require medical examination

87

Dangerous Operations

88

Notice of certain accidents

89

Notice of certain diseases

90

Power to direct enquiry into cases of accident or disease

91

Power to take samples

98

Penalty for using false certificate of fitness

104

Onus as to age

The First Schedule

List of Industries Involving Hazardous Processes

The Second Schedule

Permissible Levels of certain chemical substances in work environment

The Third Schedule

List of Notifiable Diseases


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