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

    The Occupational Safety and Health Act, 2006 (Act No. 9) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2006-05-24 | Date of entry into force: 2006-08-07 | UGA-2006-L-74417

    Part I - Preliminary
    Part II - Administration and Enforcement of the Act (inspectors, Occupational Safety and Health Board, etc.)
    Part III - General Duties, Obligations and Responsibilities of Employers
    Part IV - General Duties of Employers and Self-Employed
    Part V - General Duties of Manufacturers, Suppliers and Transporters
    Part VI - Duties, Rights and Responsibilities of Workers
    Part VII - Registration of Workplaces
    Part VIII - Health and Welfare
    Part IX - General Safety Requirements
    Part X - Fire Preparedness
    Part XI - Machinery, Plant and Equipment
    Part XII - Hazardous Materials
    Part XIII - Chemical Safety and Special Provisions
    Part XIV - Offences, Penalties and Legal Proceedings
    Part XV - Miscellaneous

    Schedules

    Repeals Factories Act (Cap. 220).

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

    The Mining Act, 2003 (No. 9 of 2003). - Legislation on-line Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2003-07-30 | UGA-2003-L-76591

    Preamble - An Act to repeal and replace the Mining Act, Cap. 248, with a new legislation on mining and mineral development, which conforms, and otherwise gives effect, to the relevant provisions of the Constitution; to vest the ownership and control of all minerals in Uganda in the Government; to provide for the acquisition of mineral rights; and to provide for other related matters.

    In addition to regulating the mining sector, the Act also provides that a woman may be employed underground and it also provides that preference should be given for the employment of Uganda citizens.

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

    National Environment (Noise Standards and Control) Regulations, 2003 (S.I. No. 30 of 2003). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2003-06-13 | UGA-2003-L-88136

    The 21 regulations are divided into 5 Parts: Preliminary (I); Permissible noise Levels (II); Control and Mitigation of Noise (III); Licence for Noise in Excess of Permission Noise Levels (IV); Enforcement (V).
    The object of these Regulations is to: prescribe the maximum permissible noise levels (Schedule 1) from a facility or activity to which a person may be exposed; (b) provide for the control of noise and for mitigating measures for the reduction of noise; and (c) generally to give effect for the provisions of section 29 of the National Environment Statute. A local council may, in accordance with the Local Governments Act, 1997, make laws regulating noise and vibration pollution consistent with the National Environment Statute. Functions of the District Environment Committees are defined in regulation 5.

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

    The Control of Agricultural Chemicals (Registration and Control) Regulations (S.I. 29-1). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2000 | UGA-2000-R-97676

  5. Uganda - Occupational safety and health - Law, Act

    National Environment Statute, 1995 (No. 4 of 1995). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1995-05-17 | UGA-1995-L-56803

    Comprehensive legislation on sustainable management of the environment. Establishes an Authority as a coordinating, monitoring and supervisory body for this purpose. Section 4 establishes that every person has a right to a healthy envrironment. Section 56 provides guidelines for management of toxic and hazardous chemicals and materials, and Part VII deals with pollution control.

  6. Uganda - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Control of Agricultural Chemicals Act (Cap. 29). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1989-08-10 | Date of entry into force: 1989-09-22 | UGA-1989-R-55221

    Controls and regulates the manufacture, storage, distribution, trade, import and export of agricultural chemicals and provides for related matters. Establishes an Agricultural Chemicals Board to control the registration and certify all agricultural chemicals used in Uganda. Establishes the procedures of the board. Creates an Agricultural Chemical Committee which is designed to advise the Board on the technicalities of agricultural chemicals. Regulates the inspection of premises for the purposes of carrying out the statute. Provides for the seizure and disposal of agricultural chemicals which contravene the statute or any regulations. Sets penalties for offences. Governs the certification of analysts. Grants the minister responsible for agriculture with the power to make regulations.

  7. Uganda - Occupational safety and health - Law, Act

    Atomic Energy Act 1973 (Cap. 143). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1973-12-29 | UGA-1973-L-88141

    This Act establishes the Atomic Energy Control Board, the Radioisotope Advisory Committee and the Radiation Protection Service and in general provides with respect to safety in relation with nuclear energy. The Board shall make recommendations to the Minister on encouragement and promotion of the use of atomic energy and protection of health and the environment. The Committee shall advise the Board on matters referred to it by the Board. The Act requires a licence to use radioactive material to be obtained from the Board and defines the responsibility of a licence holder. The Radiation Protection Service shall establish standards for and carry out control of exposure to radiation.


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