INSIGHT ON The FACTORIES ACT, 1948. What the Department of Factories and Boilers is all about?. One amongst the 50+ Government departments. Main Objective.
The FACTORIES ACT, 1948
One amongst the 50+ Government departments
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THE ABOVE ACTS ARE CUSTOMARILY CALLED AS “ LABOUR LEGISLATIONS”.
THE FACTORIES ACT, 1948
What the Act is all about?
Enactment of Stringent provisions!
IF ESSENCE IS RIGHTLY APPRECIATED, & UNDERSTOOD THIS IS REALLY A MASTER PIECE OF A SOCIAL LEGISLATION.
Additional protection to women workmen
Prohibition of employment of children
Series of amendments have been made time and again to increase the scope of the Act.
3. Act empowers State Government to declare all or any of the provisions of the Act to apply to any place with an objective to secure safety, health and welfare or workmen even though the workers strength is less than the above cited conditions. – Section 85(i)
1. Tanning of hides, 2. Electroplating, 3. Manufacturing of specific chemical substances, 4. Manufacturing of asbestos, 5. Storing and handling of chemical substances as listed under schedule 1 of MAH (K) Rules, 1994.
Unless otherwise provided, the Act is applicable to all Factories viz., Private, State, Central, Government, Local Bodies etc.,
“Apprentice” under the Apprentice Act, 1961 are not the workers. However as per Section 14 of the Act – provision of health, safety & welfare are applicable to the said category.
Change in Manager?
With in a week’s – Form no. 3A
THE PERSONS VESTED WITH POWERS FOR ADMINISTRATION OF THE APPLICABLE PROVISIONS OF LAW IN FACTORIES.
OF THE LAW
GENERAL SAFETY MANAGEMENT INCLUDES
BASICALLY EQUIPMENT SAFETY INCLUDES
MATERIAL SAFETY INCLUDES
BASICALLY PROCESS SAFETY INCLUDES
BASICALLY PERSONAL SAFETY INCLUDES
No adult, woman unaided by another person shall lift, carry or move by hand or on head any material article, tool or appliance exceeding the maximum specified below
Adult male 50kgs
Adult female 30kgs
Adolescent male 30kgs
Adolescent female 20kgs
Male child 16kgs
Female child 14kgs
MAIN INSIGHT OF THIS CHAPTER IS TO ENSURE WELL BEING OF THE PERSONS.
GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION NO. SWL 52 LFB 82 DATED 27.6.1983
THE KARNATAKA WELFARE OFFICERS (DUTIES, QUALIFICATIONS AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE) RULES, 1963
Salient features of the legislation
Item no. 1 & 3 are prescribed under four important legislations
(which does not result in death or bodily injury)
The Said incidents also shall be reported in Form no. 17A WITH IN 12 HOURS FROM THE INCIDENT.
These incidents also requires to be investigated to unearth the causes
SPECIFIC OBLIGATIONS UPON THE MANAGEMENT
1 Lead poisoning
2 Lead tetra ethyl poisoning
3 Phosphorous poisoning
4 Mercury poisoning
5 Manganese poisoning
6 Arsenic poisoning
7 Poisoning by nitrous fumes
8 Carbon disulfide poisoning
9 Benzene poisoning
10 Chrome ulceration
TOTALLY 3 SCHEDULES ARE APPENDED TO THE ACT DETAILING
FOR YOUR ATTENTION !!!!
DC JAGADEESH B.E (Mech)
DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF FACTORIES