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  • Punjab Occupational Safety and Health Act 2019

     Abid Khan updated 3 years, 3 months ago 1 Member · 1 Post
  • Abid Khan

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    December 29, 2020 at 12:47 pm

    Provincial Assembly of Punjab passed the Punjab Occupational Safety and Health Act, 2019 on 25 January, 2019 and published as an act of the legislature of Punjab.

    The Punjab Occupational Safety and Health Act, 2019 published for the occupational safety and health of the persons at workplace and to protect them against risks arising out of the occupational hazards; to promote safe and healthy working environment catering to the physiological and psychological needs of the employees at workplace and to provide for matters connected.

    Significant sections of the Punjab Occupational Safety and Health Act 2019 are below.

    • Section 3 – Duties of Employer

    This section requires an employer to ensure all possible, practicable measures to ensure safety and health of the employees at the workplace.

    Further, it also lists the detail of responsibilities for employers with respect to safety and health provisions.

    • Section 4 – Duties of employees

    This section defines the duties applicable to employees such as take reasonable care of his own safety and that of others, without willfully do anything to endanger himself or others, shall use proper personal protective clothing and personal protective equipment etc.

    • Section 5 – General duties of self-employed and employers to persons other than their workers

    It is the duty of self-employed and employer that other persons are not exposed to risks to their safety and health so far as is reasonably practicable.

    • Section 6 – General duties of persons concerned with premises to persons other than their workers

    It is the duty of every person who is using any non-domestic premises as his workplace is or are safe and without risk to health so far as is reasonably practicable.

    • Section 7 – Duties of manufacturers regarding articles and substances

    Manufacturers should ensure the assembly, installation, erection or storage is done in a safe manner and share information on safe handling, use, commissioning and maintenance.

    • Section 9 – Written Statement of Policy

    Every employer should declare a written statement of general health and safety policy duly approved by Chief Inspector and prepared in consultation with employees.

    • Section 10 – Consultation

    Every employer should elect safety and health representative from among the employees where there are more than 5 employees at work.

    • Section 11 – Precautions against contagious or infectious disease at workplaces

    A “Hygiene Card” should be provided to all employees and every year during January and July entries should be recorded after examined by a registered medical practitioner appointed by the employer. If any employee is found to be suffering from an occupational disease, he/she should not be permitted to work till declared fit by the medical practitioner.

    • Section 12 – Registration of workplaces and approval of sites, buildings and other constructions to be used as workplaces

    An employer or a self-employed person shall not build, fit out, alter or use any site or building as a workplace, unless such plan, site or building is approved in such manner as may be prescribed.

    • Section 13 – Notification and investigation of accidents, dangerous occurrences and occupational illnesses

    A register of accidents should be maintained by the employer/self-employed in the prescribed form.

    Download the Punjab Occupational Safety and Health Act 2019 from below.

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