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Document ID (ISN)20945
CIS number 74-1193
ISSN - Serial title Boletín Oficial de la República Argentina
Year 1972
Convention or series no.
Author(s)
Ministry of Labour (Ministerio de Trabajo), Buenos Aires.
Title Act No. 19587 respecting occupational health and safety [Argentina]
Original title Ley número 19587 de higiene y seguridad en el trabajo [Argentina] [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information 28 Apr. 1972, No. 22412, p.2-3. Translations published in Legislative Series, 1972-Arg.1, International Labour Office, 1211 Geneva 22, Switzerland. NATLEX reference: ARG-1972-L-16314.
Internet access http://www.me.gov.ar/spu/guia_tematica/infraestructura_u/doc/Decreto_351.pdf [in Spanish]
Abstract This act dated 21 Apr. 1972, which entered into force on 28 Apr. 1972, constitutes basic legislation of wide scope covering all aspects of occupational safety and health: industrial medical services, work environment, accident prevention (physical and psychological factors, research); correct work techniques; training, selection and placement of personnel; minimum permissible working conditions (room space, ventilation, thermal stress, lighting, humidity, noise, etc.); safe machinery; personal protective equipment; medical examinations, first aid, etc. The act provides for subsequent detailed regulations on these and many other aspects of the question.
Descriptors (primary) Argentina; occupational safety and health
Descriptors (secondary) law
Document type A - Laws, regulations, directives
Country / State or ProvinceArgentina
Subject(s) Laws
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Framework legislation