Factories Act

Chapter IV-A - Provisions Relating To Hazardous Processes

Section 41-C: Specific responsibility of the occupier in relation to hazardous processes

Every occupier of a factory involving any hazardous process shall-
(a) maintain accurate and up-to-date health records or, the case may be, medical records, of the workers in the factory who are exposed to any chemical, toxic or any other harmful substances which are manufactured, stored, handled or transported and such records be accessible to the workers subject to such conditions as may be prescribed;
(b) appoint persons who possess qualifications and experience in handling hazardous substances and are competent to supervise such handling within the factory and to provide at the working place all the necessary facilities for protecting the workers in the manner prescribed:
Provided that where any question arises as to the qualifications and experience of a person so appointed, the decision of the Chief Inspector shall be final;
(c) provide for medical examination of every worker-
(i) before such worker is assigned to a job involving the handling of, or working with, a hazardous substance, and
(ii) while continuing in such job, and after he has ceased to work in such job, at intervals not exceeding twelve months, in such manner as may be prescribed.

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Dangerous/Hazardous Processes  Health  Medical Examination  Safety  Starting A New Manufacturing Process