Translation of Act 74, Nepal Labor Law, 2074 BS (2017AD) in English

Translation of Act 74, Nepal Labor Law, 2074 BS (2017AD) in English

Formulation of Safety and Health Policy: As per the New Labor Act, the entity should formulate the safety and health policy as per the Regulation or Directive. Such policy should be registered with Labor Office.
Committee: Where 20 or more workers are engaged in work in an entity, employer shall constitute a safety and health committee having the representation of workers.
Employer's Duties: The New Labor Act has set out the duties of employer towards workers which include making appropriate safety and health arrangement, arrangements ensuring no adverse effect on workers from use, operation, storage or transport of chemical, physical or biological liquids, disseminating necessary notice, information and training related to safety and health arrangements, etc. It also sets out the general obligation of employer towards non-workers such as putting the signs to indicate the safety or health hazards, to manage the gas, chemicals waste of the entity so as not to cause adverse effect on local animals,people or environment, etc.
Employee's Duties: The New Labor Act also sets out the duties of workers related to safety and health arrangements which includes refraining from doing any activities that are likely to cause adverse effect on safety and health of any individuals in the entity, cooperate with the employer to effect the health and safety arrangements, to compulsorily use the personal safety devices provided by the employer, etc.
Stopping Work: In case of the immediate threat of any injury or adverse effect on health or damage to the devices in the entity, the worker should provide the information thereof to the employer who should cause to stop the work until the period the threat is prevented or minimized.

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