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  1. Belize - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Registration of Merchant Ships (Fishing Vessels of 24 meters in Length and Above) (Safety) Regulations (S.I. No. 113 of 1995).

    Adoption: 1995-11-04 | BLZ-1995-R-77425

    Regulates safety of installations on and construction of fishing vessels as well as safety on board including means of escape, fire fighting and fire protection, life-saving appliances, emergency procedures, musters and drills, first aid, radio installations, radio watches, pilot ladders, navigation equipment, collision regulations, and prevention of pollution regulations.

  2. Belize - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Mines and Minerals (Safety, Health and Environmental) Regulations. No. 33. - Subsidiary Laws (Revised Edition 2003)

    Adoption: 1994-04-05 | BLZ-1994-R-37680

    Provides that a person may not be employed at a mine for a period longer than 8 hours in any 24 hours. However, this does not apply to emergencies, where life and property is in danger, where urgent work is essential to the continuation of the ordinary working of a mine, if such extra time is worked only on an infrequent basis (may not exceed 16 hours in any 24 hour period) and where work schedules incorporate periodic shift changes within a 24 hour period (may not exceed 16 hours in any 24 hour period). A person below the age of 18 years may not be employed at a mine unless for the purposes of training. A manager shall ensure that workers receive thorough orientation to the mine, basic instruction in safe work practices and are adequately trained to do their job or are working under the guidance of someone who has competency in the job and in giving instructions. Provides that a worker may refuse hazardous work if there is reasonable cause to believe that the work would create an undue hazard to the health and safety of himself or any other person. Also provisions on inspection of mines, monthly accident reports, supervision of workers, personal protective equipment, work in confined spaces, maximum exposure to workplace contaminants and maximum noise levels. Made under the Mines and Minerals Act.

  3. Belize - Occupational safety and health - Law, Act

    Factories Act (Cap. 296). - Legislation on-line Act on-line

    Adoption: 1943-04-12 | BLZ-1943-L-80821

    PART I - Preliminary
    1. Short title.
    2. Interpretation.
    3. Appointment of Chief Factory Inspector.
    4. Supervision of factories and machinery.
    PART II - Factories Appeal Board
    5. Constitution of Factories Appeal Board.
    PART III - Registration of Factories
    6. Factories to be registered.
    7. Register of factories to be kept.
    8. Registration of existing factories.
    9. New factories; applications for permits to erect.
    10. Registration of new factory.
    11. Registration to be renewed.
    PART IV - Regulations
    12. Regulations.
    PART V - Miscellaneous
    13. Penalty.
    14. Returns.
    15. Factory ceasing to operate.
    16. Certificate to be exhibited.
    17. Penalty.
    18. Inspection.
    19. Penalty for obstruction.
    20. Accidents to be reported.
    21. Penalty.
    22. Expenses.

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