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Factories Act, 1948
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Product Details:
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 144 pages
Publisher: Eastern Book Company
Language: English
ISBN: 817012686X
Dimensions: 24.2 CM X 0.84 CM X 16 CM
Shipping Weight: 0.19412
Publisher Code: B/686
Products Date Added: 2001-01-01 00:00:00
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The book provides the up-to-date and amended text of the Factories Act, 1948 alongwith very useful, detailed annotations and recent case laws.


Table Of Contents:
CHAPTER I : PRELIMINARY

Short title, extent and commencement
Interpretation
References to time of day
Power to declare different departments to be separate factories or two or more factories to be a single factory
Power to exempt during public emergency
Approval, licensing and registration of factories
Notice by occupier
General duties of the occupier
General duties of manufacturers, etc. as regards articles and substances for use in factories

CHAPTER II : THE INSPECTING STAFF

Inspectors
Powers of Inspectors
Certifying surgeons

CHAPTER III : HEALTH

Cleanliness
Disposal of wastes and effluents
Ventilation and temperature
Dust and fume
Artificial humidification
Overcrowding
Lighting
Drinking water
Latrines and urinals
Spittoons

CHAPTER IV : SAFETY

Fencing of machinery
Work on or near machinery in motion
Employment of young persons on dangerous machines
Striking gear and devices for cutting off power
Self-acting machines
Casing of new machinery
Prohibition of employment of women and children near cotton openers
Hoists and lifts
Lifting machines, chains, ropes and lifting tackles
Revolving machinery
Pressure plant
Floors, stairs and means of access
Pits, sumps, openings in floors, etc
Excessive weights
Protection of eyes
Precautions against dangerous fumes, gases, etc.
Precautions regarding the use of portable electric light
Explosive or inflammable dust, gas, etc.
Precautions in case of fire
Power to require specifications of defective parts or tests of stability
Safety of buildings and machinery
Maintenance of buildings
Safety Officers
Power to make rules to supplement this Chapter

CHAPTER IV-A : PROVISIONS RELATING TO 
HAZARDOUS PROCESSES

Constitution of Site Appraisal Committees
Compulsory disclosure of information by the occupier
Specific responsibility of the occupier in relation to hazardous processes
Power of Central Government to appoint Inquiry Committee
Emergency standards
Permissible limits of exposure of chemical and toxic substances
Workers' participation in safety management
Right of workers to warn about imminent danger

CHAPTER V : WELFARE

Washing facilities
Facilities for storing and drying clothing
Facilities for sitting
First-aid appliances
Canteens
Shelters, rest rooms and lunch rooms
Creches
Welfare officers
Power to make rules to supplement this Chapter

CHAPTER VI : WORKING HOURS OF ADULTS

Weekly hours
Weekly holidays
Compensatory holidays
Daily hours
Intervals for rest
Spreadover
Night shifts
Prohibition of overlapping shifts
Extra wages for overtime
Restriction on double employment
Notice of periods of work for adults
Register of adult workers
Hours of work to correspond with notice under
Section 61 and register under Section 62 
Power to make exempting rules
Power to make exempting orders
Further restrictions on employment of women

CHAPTER VII : EMPLOYMENT OF YOUNG PERSONS

Prohibition of employment of young children
Non-adult workers to arry tokens
Certificates of fitness
Effect of certificate of fitness granted to adolescent
Working hours for children
Notice of periods of work for children
Register of child workers
Hours of work to correspond with notice under Section 72 and register under Section 73
Power to require medical examination
Power to make rules
Certain other provisions of law not barred

CHAPTER VIII : ANNUAL LEAVE WITH WAGES

Application of Chapter 81
Annual leave with wages
Wages during leave period
Payment in advance in certain cases
Mode of recovery of unpaid wages
Power to make rules
Power to exempt factories

CHAPTER IX : SPECIAL PROVISIONS

Power to apply the Act to certain premises
Power to exempt public institutions
Dangerous operations
Power to prohibit employment on account of serious hazard
Notice of certain accidents
Notice of certain dangerous occurrences
Notice of certain diseases
Power to direct enquiry into cases of accident or disease
Power to take samples
Safety and occupational health surveys

CHAPTER X : PENALTIES AND PROCEDURE

General penalty for offences
Liability of owner of premises in certain circumstances
Enhanced penalty after previous conviction
Penalty for obstructing Inspector
Penalty for wrongfully disclosing results of analysis under Section 91
Penalty for contravention of the provisions of Sections 41-B, 41-C and 41-H
Offences by workers
Penalty for using false certificate of fitness
Penalty for permitting double employment of child
Determination of occupier in certain cases [Omitted]
Exemption of occupier or manager from liability in certain cases
Power of Court to make orders 
Presumption as to employment
Onus as to age
Onus of proving limits of what is practicable etc.
Cognizance of offences
Limitation of prosecutions
Jurisdiction of a court for entertaining
proceedings, etc. for offence

CHAPTER XI : SUPPLEMENTAL

Appeals
Display of notices
Service of notices
Returns
Obligations of workers
Right of workers, etc
General power to make rules
Power of Centre to give directions
No charge for facilities and conveniences
Publication of rules
Application of Act to Government factories
Protection to persons acting under this Act
Restriction on disclosure of information
Restriction on disclosure of information
Act to have effect notwithstanding
anything contained in Act 37 of 1970
Repeal and Savings
The First Schedule
The Second Schedule
The Third Schedule

Labour Laws (Exemption from Furnishing Returns
and Maintaining Registers by Certain Establishments) Act, 1988 

Short title and commencement
Definitions
Amendment of certain labour laws
Exemption from returns and registers required under certain labour laws
Savings
Penalty
Power to amend Form
Power to remove difficulties

THE SCHEDULE 

FORMS 

SUBJECT INDEX 

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