• Part 10: Part 10: Health, Safety and Welfare

    • Article 43 - General duty

      Every Employer has a duty to ensure, as far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare of its Employees.

    • Article 44 - Health and safety information

      The Employer shall at the time of recruitment inform the Employee of any work related risks and hazards and the safety measures to be taken.

    • Article 45 - Precautionary measures

      (1) Without limiting the Employer's general duties under Article 43, the Employer shall, as far as is reasonably practicable:
      (A) provide and maintain a workplace that is safe, presents no risks to an Employee's health and that is free of harassment;
      (B) ensure adequate systems are in place that minimise risks to health and safety and the use, handling, storage and transport of dangerous articles and substances;
      (C) provide information, instruction, training and supervision to Employees in English, Arabic or any other language, if appropriate, to ensure their health and safety at work;
      (D) provide and maintain adequate and safe access to and from the workplace; and
      (E) provide any other facilities or meet any other requirements as prescribed in these Regulations or rules, policies or orders issued thereunder.
      (2) The Employer may not deduct any sum from an Employee's salary in return for providing these safety measures.
      (3) If the Employer refuses to take the required precautionary measures or if an imminent danger threatens the health or safety of the Employees, at the request of an Employee or on its own motion the Employment Standards Office may order the Employer to suspend operations in all or part of the relevant premises until the cause of the danger has been eliminated. In such a case the Employer shall pay the salary of the Employees in full during the period of suspension.

    • Article 46 - Obligations of Employees

      (1) The Employee shall not carry out or refuse to carry out any task with the intention of hampering the implementation of the Employer's instructions concerning the protection of Employees and their safety or with the intention of damaging or interrupting the functioning of any appliances or equipment prepared for this purpose.
      (2) The Employee shall use the protective equipment and clothes meant for this purpose provided to him by the Employer and shall obey all instructions of the Employer aimed at protecting the Employee from injury and disease.
      (3) Every Employee has a duty, while at work, to take reasonable care of his own health and safety and that of other Persons who may be affected by the Employee's conduct.

    • Article 47 - Obligations of Employer

      (1) An Employer who employs between five (5) and twenty-five (25) Employees shall provide a first aid box which must be kept in a conspicuous place in the place of work and shall be available to the Employees. The use of the box shall be entrusted to an Employee trained in first-aid.
      (2) If the number of the Employees exceeds twenty-five (25), a first aid box must be provided for every group of up to twenty-five (25) Employees.

    • Article 48 - Health and disability insurance

      An Employer is required to obtain and maintain insurance cover for health and disability income in the manner prescribed in rules, policies or orders issued under these Regulations which shall provide for periodic payments in respect of lost income when the Employee is unable to work due to illness or injury.