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Name: Safety, Health and Welfare (Offshore Installations) Act 1987. No. 18.
Country: Ireland
Subject(s): Protection in certain sectors of economic activity
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 1987-07-22
Entry into force:
Published on: Printed separately, 42 p.
ISN: IRL-1987-L-3824
Bibliography: Printed separately, 42 p.
Abstract/Citation: An Act to provide for the safety, health and welfare of persons on installations concerned with the exploration for or exploitation of petroleum or other minerals in the waters in or surrounding the State, and generally for the safety of such installations and the prevention of accidents on or near them. The Act delineates responsibilities in terms of maintaining safety and discipline on such installations and outlines the general duties of persons employed thereon. It prohibits the employment of persons under the age of 18 and persons who have not received adequate instruction or training (s. 14). The Act provides for the selection of a safety representative, safety committee and safety delegate and sets forth various recordkeeping and reporting requirements. It also calls for inspection and penalties in case of infringement, and prohibits certain deductions from wages (s. 46).

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