Labour ministry seeks stakeholders’ comments on draft rules under OSH Code

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published Published on Nov 20, 2020   modified Modified on Nov 21, 2020

-The Hindu/ PTI

The labour ministry has sought feedback of stakeholders on the draft rules under the Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions (OSH) Code, 2020.

The feedback can be provided within 45 days starting Thursday (November 19). Thereafter, the ministry would finalise the rules to implement the OSH Code.

“The Ministry of Labour and Employment has notified the draft rules under the Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Code, 2020, on November 19, 2020, inviting objections and suggestions, if any, from the stakeholders,” the ministry statement said on Friday.

According to the statement, the objections and suggestions are required to be submitted within 45 days from the date of notification of the draft rules.

The draft rules provide for operationalisation of provisions in the Code related to safety, health and working conditions of the dock workers, building or other construction workers, and mines workers, among others.

The draft rules provide for appointment letter in prescribed format including designation, category of skill, wages, avenue for achieving higher wages or higher position to every employee of an establishment within three months of coming into force of the rules.

According to the draft rules, no employee shall be employed in any establishment unless he has been issued a letter of appointment.

It also made provision for annual health examination to be conducted by the employer free of cost for every worker of factory, dock, mine and building or other construction work, who has completed 45 years of age.

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The Hindu/ PTI, 20 November, 2020,

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