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Factories Act, 1948

   
  PREAMBLE
   
1. SHORT TITLE, EXTENT AND COMMENCEMENT
2. INTERPRETATION
3. REFERENCES TO TIME OF DAY
4. POWER TO DECLARE DIFFERENT DEPARTMENTS TO BE SEPARATE FACTORIES FOR TWO OR MORE FACTORIES TO BE A SINGLE FACTORY
5. POWER TO EXEMPT DURING PUBLIC EMERGENCY
6. APPROVAL, LICENSING AND REGISTRATION OF FACTORIES
7. NOTICE BY OCCUPIER
7A. GENERAL DUTIES OF THE OCCUPIER
7B. GENERAL DUTIES OF MANUFACTURES, ETC., AS REGARDS ARTICLES AND SUBSTANCES FOR USE IN FACTORIES
8. INSPECTORS
9. POWERS OF INSPECTORS
10. CERTIFYING SURGEONS
11. CLEANLINESS
12. DISPOSAL OF WASTES AND EFFLUENTS
13. VENTILATION AND TEMPERATURE
14. DUST AND FUME
15. ARTIFICIAL HUMIDIFICATION
16. OVERCROWDING
17. LIGHTING
18. DRINKING WATER
19. LATRINES AND URINALS
20. SPITTOONS
21. FENCING OF MACHINERY
22. WORK ON OR NEAR MACHINERY IN MOTION
23. EMPLOYMENT OF YOUNG PERSONS ON DANGEROUS MACHINES
24. STRIKIG GEAR AND DEVICES FOR CUTTING OFF POWER
25. SELF-ACTING MACHINES
26. CASING OF NEW MACHINERY
27. PROHIBITION OF EMPLOYMENT OF WOMEN AND CHILDREN NEAR COTTON-OPENERS
28. HOISTS AND LIFTS
29. LIFTING MACHINES, CHAINS, ROPES AND LIFTING TACKLES
30. REVOLVING MACHINERY
31. PRESSURE PLANT
32. FLOORS, STAIRS AND MEANS OF ACCESS
33. PITS, SUMPS, OPENINGS IN FLOORS, ETC.
34. EXCESSIVE WEIGHTS
35. PROTECTION OF EYES
36. PRECAUTIONS AGAINST DANGEROUS FUMES, GASES, ETC.
36A. PRECAUTIONS REGARDING THE USE OF PORTABLE ELECTRIC LIGHT
37. EXPLOSIVE OR INFLAMMABLE DUST, GAS, ETC.
38. PRECAUTIONS IN CASE OF FIRE
39. POWER TO REQUIRE SPECIFICATIONS OF DEFECTIVE PARTS OR TESTS OF STABILITY
40. SAFETY OF BUILDINGS AND MACHINERY
40A. MAINTENANCE OF BUILDINGS
40B. SAFETY OFFICERS
41. POWER TO MAKE RULE TO SUPPLEMENT THIS CHAPTER
41A. CONSTITUTION OF SITE APPRAISAL COMMITTEES
41B. COMPULSORY DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION BY THE OCCUPIER
41C. SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITY OF THE OCCUPIER IN RELATION TO HAZARDOUS PROCESSES
41D. POWER TO CENTRAL GOVERNMENT TO APPOINT INQUIRY COMMITTEE
41E. EMERGENCY STANDARDS
41F. PERMISSIBLE LIMITS OF EXPOSURE OF CHEMICAL AND TOXIC SUBSTANCES
41G. WORKERS' PARTICIPATION IN SAFETY MANAGEMENT
41H. RIGHT OF WORKERS TO WARN ABOUT IMMINENT DANGER
42. WASHING FACILITIES
43. FACILITIES FOR STORING AND DRYING CLOTHING
44. FACILITIES FOR SITTING
45. FIRST AID APPLIANCES
46. CANTEENS
47. SHELTERS, REST ROOMS AND LUNCH ROOMS
48. CRECHES
49. WELFARE OFFICERS
50. POWER TO MAKE RULES TO SUPPLEMENT THIS CHAPTER
51. WEEKLY HOLIDAYS
52. COMPENSATORY HOLIDAYS
53. DAILY HOURS
54. DAILY HOURS
55. INTERVALS FOR REST
56. SPREADOVER
57. NIGHT SHIFTS
58. PROHIBITION OF OVERLEAPPING SHIFTS
59. EXTRA WAGES FOR OVERTIME
60. RESTRICTION ON DOUBLE EMPLOYMENT
61. NOTICE OF PERIODS OF WORK FOR ADULTS
62. REGISTER OF ADULT WORKERS
63. HOURS OF WORK TO CORRESPOND WITH NOTICE UNDER SECTION 61 AND REGISTER UNDER SECTION 62
64. POWER TO MAKE EXEMPTING RULES
65. POWER TO MAKE EXEMPTING ORDERS
66. FURTHER RESTRICTIONS ON EMPLOYMENT OF WOMEN
67. PROHIBITION OF EMPLOYMENT OF YOUNG CHILDREN
68. NON-ADULT WORKERS TO CARRY TOKENS
69. CERTIFICATES OF FITNESS
70. EFFECT OF CERTIFICATE OF FITNESS GRANTED TO ADOLESCENT
71. WORKING HOURS FOR CHILDREN
72. NOTICE OF PERIODS OF WORK FOR CHILDREN
73. REGISTER OF CHILD WORKERS
74. HOURS OF WORK TO CORRESPOND WITH NOTICE UNDER SECTION 72 AND REGISTER UNDER SECTION 73
75. POWER TO REQUIRE MEDICAL EXAMINATION
76. POWER TO MAKE RULES
77. CERTAIN OTHER PROVISIONS OF LAW NOT BARRED
78. APPLICATION OF CHAPTER
79. ANNUAL LEAVE WITH WAGES
80. WAGES DURING LEAVE PERIOD
81. PAYMENT IN ADVANCE IN CERTAIN CASES
82. MODE OF RECOVERY OF UNPAID WAGES
83. POWER TO MAKE RULES
84. POWERS TO EXEMPT FACTORIES
85. POWER TO APPLY THE ACT TO CERTAIN PREMISES
86. POWER TO EXEMPT PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS
87. DANGEROUS OPERATIONS
87A. POWER TO PROHIBIT EMPLOYMENT ON ACCOUNT OF SERIOUS HAZARD
88. NOTICE OF CERTAIN ACCIDENTS
88A. NOTICE OF CERTAIN DANGEROUS OCCURRENCES
89. NOTICE OF CERTAIN DISEASES
90. POWER TO DIRECT ENQUIRY INTO CASES OF ACCIDENT OR DISEASE
91. POWER TO TAKE SAMPLES
91A. SAFETY AND OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH SURVEYS
92. GENERAL PENALTY FOR OFFENCES
93. LIABILITY OF OWNER OF PREMISES IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES
94. ENHANCED PENALTY AFTER PREVIOUS CONVICTION
95. PENALTY FOR OBSTRUCTING INSPECTOR
96. PENALTY FOR WRONGFULLY DISCLOSING RESULTS OF ANALYSIS UNDER SECTION 91
96A. PENALTY FOR CONTRAVENTION OF THE PROVISIONS OF SECTIONS 41B, 41C AND 41H
97. OFFENCES BY WORKERS
98. PENALTY FOR USING FALSE CERTIFICATE OF FITNESS
99. PENALTY FOR PERMITTING DOUBLE EMPLOYMENT OF CHILD
100. DETERMINATION OF OCCUPIER IN CERTAIN CASES
101. EXEMPTION OF OCCUPIER OR MANAGER FROM LIABILITY IN CERTAIN CASES
102. POWER OF COURT TO MAKE ORDERS
103. PRESUMPTION AS TO EMPLOYMENT
104. ONUS AS TO AGE
104A. ONUS OF PROVING LIMITS OF WHAT IS PRACTICABLE, ETC.
105. COGNIZANCE OF OFFENCES
106. LIMITATION OF PROSECUTIONS
106A. JURISDICTION OF A COURT FOR ENTERTAINING PROCEEDINGS, ETC., FOR OFFENCE
107. APPEALS
108. DISPLAY OF NOTICES
109. SERVICE OF NOTICE
110. RETURNS
111. OBLIGATIONS OF WORKERS
111.A RIGHT OF WORKERS, ETC.
112. GENERAL POWER TO MAKE RULES
113. POWERS OF CENTRE TO GIVE DIRECTIONS
114. NO CHANGE FOR FACILITIES AND CONVENIENCES
115. PUBLICATION OF RULES
116. APPLICATION OF ACT TO GOVERNMENT FACTORIES
117. PROTECTION OF PERSONS ACTING UNDER THIS ACT
118. RESTRICTION OF DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION
118A. RESTRICTION OF DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION
119. ACT TO HAVE EFFECT NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING CONTAINED IN ACT 37 OF 1970
120. REPEAL AND SAVINGS
   
  SCHEDULES
SCHEDULE 1 LIST OF INDUSTRIES INVOLVING HAZARDOUS PROCESSES
SCHEDULE 2 PERMISSIBLE LEVELS OF CERTAIN CHEMICAL SUBSTANCES IN WORK ENVIRONMENT
SCHEDULE 3 LIST OF NOTIFIABLE DISEASES

 

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