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Name: Merchant Shipping (Seafarers) (Health and Safety: General Duties) Regulation (L.N. 577 of 1995) (Cap. 478C).
Country: China - Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
Subject(s): Seafarers - Occupational safety and health and welfare
Type of legislation: Regulation, Decree, Ordinance
Adopted on: 1995-12-16
Entry into force:
Published on: Hong Kong Government Gazette, Legal Supplement No. 2, 1995-12-22, Vol. CXXXVII, No. 51, pp. B2670-2680
ISN: CHN-1995-R-43203
Link: https://www.ilo.org/dyn/natlex/natlex4.detail?p_isn=43203&p_lang=en
Bibliography: Hong Kong Government Gazette, Legal Supplement No. 2, 1995-12-22, Vol. CXXXVII, No. 51, pp. B2670-2680
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Abstract/Citation: Requires employers of seafarers employed on board Hong Kong ships to ensure the health and safety aboard ship. In particular, makes provision for the maintenance of plant, machinery, and equipment, and requires employers to prepare a written safety policy and to bring it to the notice of employees if more than 5 persons are employed on ship. Also requires employees to take reasonable care of their safety and that of their co-workers.
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