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

    Hospitals and Health Care Facilities Act, 2002 (No. 21 of 2002).

    Adoption: 2002-12-24 | DMA-2002-L-63093

    Comprehensive legislation on licensing of hospitals and health care facilities. Applies to licensing and regulation of hospitals, health care facilities, and other health establishments or institutions operated or maintained by the Government. Also provides for establishment of Hospitals and Health Care Facilities Licensing Board. Board is responsible inter alia for issue of licences.

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

    Environmental Health Services Act (No. 8 of 1997).

    Adoption: 1997-10-10 | Date of entry into force: 1997-10-16 | DMA-1997-L-47989

    Provides for the regulation of the discharge of waste and pollutants in public areas. Allows the Health Minister to make regulations concerning, inter alia, the hygiene of workplaces and exposure to substances in workplaces.

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

    Employment Safety Act (No. 3 of 1982). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1983-02-11 | Date of entry into force: 1983-02-24 | DMA-1983-L-42864

    Reorganizes the system under which safety and health at work are safeguarded and extends it in such a way that every employee is covered by this protection. In addition, provides for the establishment of consulative and advisory committees, as well as the appointment of safety officers.

  4. Dominica - Occupational safety and health - Law, Act

    Noxious and Dangerous Substances (Control) Act, 1981 (no. 4 of 1982)

    Adoption: 1982-02-02 | DMA-1982-L-55278

    Provides for the control of noxious and dangerous substances. Governs the licensing requirements for storage of such substances and for the inspection of premises. Grants the minister responsible for trade with the power to make regulations for the purposes of carrying out the act.

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

    Factory and Machinery Rules (S.R.O. 16/1944) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1944-04-04 | DMA-1944-R-69334

    Made under the Factories Ordinance (Cap 112) which was later repealed and implementing the Employment Safety Act (No. 3 of 1982). Comprehensive legislation establishing the basic rules for workplace safety and health in factories. Deals, inter alia, with overcrowding, lighting, draining, ventilation, cleaning, supply of drinking water, first aid treatment, the provision of sanitary facilites for workers, protection of the eyes, fencing of certain machines, cleaning of machines, means of escape in case of fire, and rules concerning steam boilers and lifting machines.


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