One of the main reasons for Maintaining and Promoting good standards of health and safety is legal requirement. Most national legislations would require employers to make arrangements to take care of the health, safety and welfare of its employees. These legislations are made by local governments in consultation with the society.
The social expectations may increase as the living conditions, technology, and awareness increases, and the law also gets amended to take care of these enhanced expectations.
Importance and Need of Compliance to Legal Requirements
To ensure that the law is adhered to, the national governments also appoint the enforcement agencies, who are empowered to enter workplaces, conduct audits, interview people and verify records.
During such routine inspections, if the enforcement agencies find any violations with respect to the law then they may initiate proceedings which can range from a simple enforcement notice to prosecution in the criminal court, which can lead to either fines, imprisonment or both.
The following are the benefits of carrying out Legal/Statutory Safety Audit with TheSafetyMaster™ legal safety experts,
Avoidance of Criminal Charges
Building Positive Reputation
Identification of Legal Requirements
• Organization may need to prepare a procedure to identify the applicable legal requirements.
• Conduct a search on all EHS legislation that applies to country and territory. The search should identify the legislations that
specify the requirements that the company needs to comply with EHS.
• Websites and other national/state database should be referred.
Workplace Legal safety Acts and Regulations
Here is some common workplace legal safety acts and regulations TheSafetyMaster™ legal safety experts would review during Legal Safety Audit,
1. Constitution of India, 1949
2. The Factories Act, 1948
3. The Environment Protection Act, 1986
4. The Water Act, 1974 and Rules, 1975
5. The Air Act, 1981 and Rules, 1982
6. The Petroleum Act, 1934 and Rules, 2002
7. Indian Electricity Rules,1956, Electricity Act 2003, CEA Rules 2010
8. The Gas Cylinder Rules, 2004
9. Indian Boilers Act, 1923
10. Hazardous and Other Waste Rules, 2016
11. The Biomedical Waste Rules, 2016
12. E-Waste Management Rules, 2016
13. The Batteries Rules, 2010
14. MSIHC Rules, 1989
15. Static and Mobile Pressure Vessel Rules, 2016
16. Public Liability Insurance Act, 1991
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