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Name: Occupational Safety and Health Ordinance (No. 39 of 1997) (Cap. 509).
Country: China - Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
Subject(s): Occupational safety and health
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 1997-05-22
Entry into force:
Published on: Hong Kong Government Gazette, Legal Supplement, 1997-06-06, Vol. CXXXIX, No. 23, pp. A1036-A1111
ISN: CHN-1997-L-47043
Link: https://www.ilo.org/dyn/natlex/natlex4.detail?p_isn=47043&p_lang=en
Bibliography: Hong Kong Government Gazette, Legal Supplement, 1997-06-06, Vol. CXXXIX, No. 23, pp. A1036-A1111
Legislation on-line Legislation on-line Hong Kong E-Legislation (HKeL), Department of Justice, China, SAR Hong Kong PDF of Ordinance as at 06/02/2015 PDF of Ordinance as at 06/02/2015 (consulted on 2017-03-09)
Ordinance on-line Ordinance on-line Labour Department, Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China (consulted on 2009-09-22)
Abstract/Citation: Comprehensive regulations governing occupational safety and health. Owners of workplaces shall ensure safety and health of employees, and employees shall cooperate with employer and assist in taking care of other employees. Requires the reporting of accidents, occupational diseases or other dangerous occurences at the workplace. Provides for the appointment of a Commissioner for Labour, who may in turn appoint occupational safety officers, who shall have the power to inspect premises and enforce the Ordinance. The attached Schedules set forth notifiable diseases and occurences.
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