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  1. Bahrain - Occupational safety and health - Law, Act

    Law No. 34 of 2018 on promulgating the Public Health Law. (قانون رقم 34 لسنة 2018 بإصدار قانون الصحة العامة) - Legislation online in Arabic

    Adoption: 2018-08-02 | Date of entry into force: 2018-08-03 | BHR-2018-L-109192

    Chapter 1: Introductory Provisions.
    Chapter 2: Water Monitoring.
    Chapter 3: Sewage.
    Chapter 4: Hotels, Restaurants, etc. from Shop Selling and Food Trading and Manufacturing.
    Chapter 5: Food
    Chapter 6: Home Production.
    Chapter 7: Markets.
    Chapter 8: Slaughter of Birds and Livestocks and their Transportation.
    Chapter 9: Special Food.
    Chapter 10: Nutrition.
    Chapter 11: Communicable Diseases.
    Chapter 12: Nonommunicable Diseases.
    Chapter 13: Vaccine.
    Chapter 14: Maternal and Child Care.
    Chapter 15: Elderly Health.
    Chapter 16: Oral and Dental Health.
    Chapter 17: School Health.
    Chapter 18: Swimming Pools.
    Chapter 19: Barber, Beauty and Fitness Places.
    Chapter 20: Cosmetics and perfumery Products.
    Chapter 21: Health Promotion.
    Chapter 22: Occupational Health and Safety.
    Chapter 23: The Port's Health Requirements.
    Chapter 24: Public Health Laboratories.
    Chapter 25: Burying the Dead.
    Chapter 26: General Provisions.
    Chapter 27: Sanctions.

  2. Bahrain - Occupational safety and health - Law, Act

    Law No. 23 of 2017 approving the Kingdom’s of Bahrain accession to the International Convention on Civil Liability for Bunker Oil Pollution Damage of 2001. (قانون رقم 23 لسنة 2017 بالموافقة على انضمام مملكة البحرين الى الاتفاقية الدولية بشأن المسؤولية المدنية عن اضرار الثلوث بوقود السفن الزيتي لعام 2001) - Legislation online in Arabic

    Adoption: 2017-07-27 | Date of entry into force: 2017-07-28 | BHR-2017-L-106235

    Approving the Kingdom’s of Bahrain accession to the International Convention on Civil Liability for Bunker Oil Pollution Damage of 2001.

  3. Bahrain - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ministerial Order No. 38 of 2014 With Respect to Determine and Regulate Necessary Services and Precautions for the Protection of Workers from Mechanical Hazards in the Workplace. - Legislation on-line in Arabic

    Adoption: 2014-10-09 | Date of entry into force: 2014-10-10 | BHR-2014-R-98521

    Establishes safety provisions with respect to Mechanical Hazards. Establishes the responsibility of employers to make the necessary safety precautions. Covers safety precautions when working with: Mechanical vehicles,Woodworking Machines,Automatic Saws and Grinding Equipment,Welding Works and Mechanical Vehicles Maintenance Works.
    Moreover, It covers safety precaution from the dangers of: Sparks, Shrapnel,Sharp objects,Dusts and Steam.

  4. Bahrain - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ministerial Order No. 28 of 2014 Concerning Determination and Regulation of Necessary Services and Precautions for the Protection of Workers From the Hazards of Steam Boilers, Steam Containers and Air Receivers. - Legislation online in Arabic

    Adoption: 2014-08-07 | Date of entry into force: 2014-08-08 | BHR-2014-R-99734

    Determines and regulates specific safety provisions with respect to steam boilers, steam containers and air receivers. Sets the safe working pressure of such devices. Provides for the examination of such equipment and governs the certification that the equipment is deemed safe.

  5. Bahrain - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ministerial Order No. 15 of 2014 with Respect to Determining and Regulating the Necessary Services and Precautions for the Protecting of Workers During Work From the Hazards of Highly Flammable Liquids, Gas and Chemical Substances. - Legislation online in Arabic

    Adoption: 2014-06-19 | Date of entry into force: 2014-06-20 | BHR-2014-R-99756

    Regulates safety precautions in order to protect workers from hazards arising from handling solid, liquid, gas and chemical substances.

  6. Bahrain - Occupational safety and health - Law, Act

    Law No. 9 of 2014 protecting workers from natural hazards. - Legislation online in Arabic

    Adoption: 2014-03-27 | Date of entry into force: 2014-03-28 | BHR-2014-L-99754

    This Law determines and regulates the worker's safety and health as a result of a natural hazard or damage such as heat, humidity, cold, noise, dangerous and harmful radiations, quakes or the high or low atmospheric pressure in the workplace.

  7. Bahrain - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ministerial Order No. 5 of 2014 With Respect to Determining and Regulating the Services and Precautions for Protecting the Workers From the Dangers of Work on Lifting Equipment. - Legislation online in Arabic

    Adoption: 2014-02-13 | Date of entry into force: 2014-05-13 | BHR-2014-R-99735

    Establishes safety provisions with respect to work involving lifting equipment. Requires employers to acquaint workers with the hazards of using lifting equipment and with the precautions to be taken for protection.

  8. Bahrain - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ministerial Order No. 4 of 2014 on Determining and Regulating the Services and Precautions for Protecting the Workers From the Hazards of Construction, Building and Civil Engineering Works. - Legislation online in Arabic

    Adoption: 2014-02-13 | Date of entry into force: 2014-05-13 | BHR-2014-R-99738

    Determines and Regulates the Services and Precautions for Protecting the Workers From the Hazards of Construction, Building and Civil Engineering Works.

  9. Bahrain - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ministerial Order No. 32 of 2013 regulating occupations in which it is prohibited from employing women. - Legislation on-line in Arabic

    Adoption: 2013-06-27 | Date of entry into force: 2013-06-28 | BHR-2013-R-95435

    Provides a list of occupations for which women may not be employed, these occupations are as follows:
    - underground work;
    - work involving exposure to high temperature;
    - work requiring great or continuous physical efforts;
    - work involving exposure to dangerous vibrations; and
    - work involving use or manufacturing of lead.
    Moreover, this Order Provides a list of occupations for which pregnant women may not be employed. These occupations are as follows:
    - occupations involving exposure to atomic or nuclear radiation or to X-rays;
    - work which might expose woman worker to benzene smoke;
    - work which exposes women to teratogenic substances; and
    - work involving exposure to aniline dyes, carbon sulphate in the manufacture of silk or cellophane, hydrocarbons in oil refining, mercury, phosphorus, nitro-benzols, manganese, cadmium and beryllium.

  10. Bahrain - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ministerial Order No. 31 of 2013 protecting workers from electrical hazards. - Legislation on-line in Arabic

    Adoption: 2013-06-13 | Date of entry into force: 2013-06-14 | BHR-2013-R-95434

    Establishes safety provisions with respect to electricity. Assigns employers with the responsibility of adopting the necessary precautions for the protection of workers from electricity and prohibits employers from deducting any costs from the wages of workers.
    Covers safety precautions relating to switches, switch fuses, circuit-breakers, voltage, motors, converters, transformers, wires, switchboards, generators, protective equipment, and sub-stations.

  11. Bahrain - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ministerial Order No. 6 of 2013 Protecting Workers While on Duty from the Hazards of Fire. - Legislation on-line in Arabic

    Adoption: 2013-05-16 | Date of entry into force: 2013-05-17 | BHR-2013-R-95258

    Sets out the requirements for all establishments, buildings and workplaces concerning fire protection. Assigns employers with the responsibility of adopting the necessary precautions for the protection of workers from fire hazards. Regulates the provision of fire extinguishers and fire escapes at places of employment. Sets regulations concerning the number of persons allowed at places of employment as well as for the storage of flammable materials. Regulates the provision of fire alarms.

  12. Bahrain - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ministerial Order No. 8 of 2013 Regulating Occupational Safety and Health in Establishments. - Legislation on-line in Arabic Legislation on-line in English

    Adoption: 2013-04-11 | Date of entry into force: 2013-07-11 | BHR-2013-R-95134

    Chapter I: Definitions & Scope of Application
    Chapter II: General Responsibilities & Employer's Responsibilities
    Chapter III: Occupational Safety and Health Equipment, Regulations and The Facilities Obligations
    Final Chapter
    Schedules

    Ministerial Order No. 6 of 2000 Regulating Occupational Safety and Health at Facilities is repealed

  13. Bahrain - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ministerial Order No. 12 of 2013 concerning the Notification Procedures on Occupational Accidents and Diseases. - Legislation on-line in Arabic

    Adoption: 2013-04-11 | Date of entry into force: 2013-04-12 | BHR-2013-R-95141

    This Order contains 16 Articles that regulates the notification procedures in the private sector, in cases of occupational accidents and diseases.

    Ministerial Order No. 1 of 2006 concerning the Notification Procedures on Occupational Accidents and Diseases is repealed.

  14. Bahrain - Occupational safety and health - Law, Act

    Law No. 1 of 2011 Approving the accession of the kingdom of Bahrain to the Convention on Early Notification of a Nuclear Accident. - Legislation on-line in Arabic

    Adoption: 2011-04-07 | Date of entry into force: 2011-04-08 | BHR-2011-L-89821

    Approves the accession of the Kingdom of Bahrain to the Convention on the Early Notification of a Nuclear Accident, adopted by the General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) held in Vienna on September 26, 1986.
    The Kingdom of Bahrain does not consider itself bound by any of the dispute settlement procedures provided for in Article 11, Paragraph 2 of the Convention.

  15. Bahrain - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Resolution No. 4 of 2009 with respect to the regulation and control of non-ionic radiation produced by electromagnetic fields.

    Adoption: 2009-03-24 | Date of entry into force: 2010-03 | BHR-2009-R-86128

    Article 1. Definitions
    Article 2. Purpose of the Resolution:
    "This Resolution aims to regulate the exposure control of electromagnetic fields by conducting regular and random inspection of devices, equipment and their attachments where electromagnetic fields are released to ensure that such devices, equipment and their attachments conform to the environmental standards to protect members of the public and workers (while carrying out their work) from possible threat of being exposed to electromagnetic field of frequencies from zero to 300 gigahertz. This Resolution shall not be applicable to electromagnetic fields to which patients are exposed during medical procedures".
    Article 3. Environmental Conditions and Standards
    Article 4. Basic Limits and Reference Levels
    Article 5. Registering the Electromagnetic Fields Equipment and Devices
    Article 6. Inspection
    Article 7. Records Keeping
    Article 8. Penalties for Violations
    Article 9. Responsible Authority and Entry into Force.

    Schedule No. 1. Basic Limits of Radio Frequency Fields up to 10 Gigahertz
    Schedule No. 2. Basic Limits of Radio Frequency Ranges between 10 and 300 Gigahertz
    Schedule No. 3. Reference Levels to Determine Workers and Public Exposure to Electromagnetic Fields.

  16. Bahrain - Occupational safety and health - Law, Act

    Law 9 of 2009 on the Control of Tobacco.

    Adoption: 2009 | BHR-2009-L-97507

  17. Bahrain - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Resolution No. 3 of 2005 concerning Environmental Requirements and Standards in Workplaces.

    Adoption: 2005-02-26 | Date of entry into force: 2005-06-09 | BHR-2005-R-71893

    Provides for the protection of workers against environmental and occupational risks in the workplace. Chapter Three deals with environmental requirements related to the establishment such as location, area, building materials, floors, heights and ceilings. Chapter Four deals with environmental standards concerning activities undertaken in the workplace with respect to ventilation, heat stress, lighting, noise and vibration. Chapter Five deals with general conditions such as employers' responsibilities, competent authority and offences.

  18. Bahrain - Occupational safety and health - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Municipal By-Law No. 1 of 2005 concerning organising working hours for industrial and hazardous places which are disturbing and harmful to health at residential areas located within the jurisdiction of the municipality of the northern area.

    Adoption: 2005-02-08 | BHR-2005-M-71894

    Industries located in residental areas in the northern area and listed in the By-Law are to close shop between 6pm and 7am.

  19. Bahrain - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decree No. 2 of 1994 to provide for the accession of the State of Bahrain to Arab Labour Convention No. 7 of 1977 and Recommendation No. 1 of 1977 concerning occupational safety and health.

    Adoption: 1994-05-15 | Date of entry into force: 1994-05-18 | BHR-1994-R-40021

    The full texts of both instruments are annexed to the Decree.

  20. Bahrain - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Civil Service Regulation No. 710

    Adoption: 1984-11-15 | BHR-1984-R-57198

    Provides the administrative procedures and outlines responsibilities to implement the Government service occupational health and safety program established by the Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Resolution No. 3, 20 September 1981. Attempts to eliminate all safety and health hazards with regard to work in government functions and projects. Establishes the responsibilities of the Civil Service Bureau with regard to promoting occupational safety and health. Sets the responsibilities of ministries in the same regard. Establishes the role and method of training for safety coordinators. Provides for inspections. Establishes management benefits for those who reduce absenteeism, reduce labour turnover, contribute to good employee-management relations and report accidents. Provides for programme evaluation. Includes forms for use in the reporting of accidents.

  21. Bahrain - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Order No. 27/1978 Prescribing the Functions of the Occupational Safety Section and the Units Thereof

    Adoption: 1978-06-21 | BHR-1978-R-57196

    Amends the functions of the Occupational Safety Section. Establishes that the section is to undertake field surveys and studies in occupational safety, to conduct research in the area of occupational safety and in respect to the publications of the ILO, to supervise inspectors and to make monthly reports. Prescribes the functions of the various units of the Section. Establishes the Occupational Training Unit to be responsible for developing safety precautions among employers and workers, plan safety programmes and prepare reports and statistics.

  22. Bahrain - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ministerial Order No. 33/1977 with Respect to Determining and Regulating the Necessary Services and Precautions for the Protection of Workers During Work From the Hazards of Electricity - Order No. 33 of 1977

    Adoption: 1977-12-26 | BHR-1977-R-57194

    Establishes safety provisions with respect to electricity. Establishes the responsibility of employers to make the necessary safety precautions and prohibits employers from deducting any costs from the wages of workers. Govers safety precautions relating to switches, switch fuses, circuit-breakers, voltage, motors, converters, transformers, wires, switchborads, generators, protective equipment, and sub-stations.

  23. Bahrain - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ministerial Order No. 34/1977 With Respect to Determining and Regulating Necessary Services and Precautions for the Protection of Workers from the Hazards of Repair and Demolition of Tanks, Drums and Work in Confined Spaces - Order No. 34 of 1977

    Adoption: 1977-12-26 | BHR-1977-R-57195

    Establishes safety provisions with respect to the repair and demolition of tanks, drums and work in confined spaces. Places restrictions on any welding, brazing or soldering of tanks, drums or other vessels. Provides for the liscensing of work involving the demolition of large tanks or vessels. Regulates work in confined spaces with respect to fumes, sludge and ventilation.

  24. Bahrain - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ministerial Order No. 25/1977 With Respect to the Determination and Organization of Services and Precautionary Measures Vital to Protecting Eyes of Workers During Work From the Hazards of Work and Machines - Order No. 25 of 1977

    Adoption: 1977-11-06 | BHR-1977-R-57191

    Makes regulations with respect to the protection of eyes. Establishes the repsonsibility of employers to provide protective equipment and place warning signs with respect to eye safety. Establishes the processes in which approved eye protectors, fixed shields, and warning notices are required. Makes explicit cases in which protection is required for workers at risk but not employed in the specific process.

  25. Bahrain - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ministerial Order No. 21/1977 With Respect to Determining and Regulating the Services and Precautions Necessary for Protecting Workers While on Duty From the Hazards of Fire - Order No. 21 of 1971

    Adoption: 1977-10-16 | BHR-1977-R-57190

    Makes fire safety regulations at workplaces. Assigns employers with the responsibility of adopting the necessary precautions for the protection of workers from fire hazards. Regulates the provision of fire extinguishers and fire escapes at places of employment. Sets regulations concerning the number of persons allowed at places of employment as well as for the storage of flammable materials. Regulates the provision of fire alarms.

  26. Bahrain - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Order No. 29 of 1977 respecting the organization of industrial safety bodies in establishments - Order No. 29 of 1977

    Adoption: 1977-08-15 | BHR-1977-R-69842

    Concerns the determination and organization of the necessary services and precautions for protection of workers during work from risks involving machinery.

  27. Bahrain - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Order No. 11 of 1977 respecting the definition and organisation of primary health care for workers in establishments employing more than 50 workers. - Order No. 11 of 1977

    Adoption: 1977-01-17 | BHR-1977-R-7183

  28. Bahrain - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ministerial Decree No. 1 of 1975 concerning the definition and specification of occupational diseases.

    Adoption: 1975-10-15 | Date of entry into force: 1975-10-01 | BHR-1975-R-29374


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