NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ACT

Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

PART I

Establishment of the national Institute of Occupational Safety and Health

2. Establishment of the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health.

3. General objects of the Institute.

4. Powers of the Institute.

PART II

The Governing council of the institute

5. Constitution of the Governing Council.

6. Secretary to the Council.

7. The term of office of the members of the Council.

8. Disqualification for membership of Council.

9. Meetings.

10. Director-General of the Institute.

11. Directors of the Institute.

12. Appointment of staff.

13. Appointment of Public officers to the Institute.

14. Delegation of powers.

15. Collection of information.

PART III

Fund and the Finances of the Institute

16. Fund of the Institute.

17. Financial year and audit of accounts.

18. Report to be tabled in the Parliament.

PART IV

General

19. Rules of the Institute.

20. Power to make regulations.

21. Seal of the Institute.

22. Power of entry and inspection.

23. Acquisition of immovable property under the Land Acquisition Act.

24. Expenses to be paid out of Fund of the Institute.

25. Sinhala text to prevail in case of inconsistency.

26. Interpretation.

38 of 2009.

An Act to provide for the establishment of the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, for the formulation of a policy on occupational safety and health standards; to create an environment for occupational safety and health at all workplaces to protect both the employers and employees; and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

[Date of Commencement: 23rd July, 2009]

1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health Act.

PART I

Establishment of the national Institute of Occupational Safety and Health

2. Establishment of the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health.

(1) There shall be established an Institute which shall be called the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (hereinafter referred to as the "Institute”).

(2) The Institute shall by the name assigned to it by subsection (1), be a body corporate and shall have perpetual succession and a common seal and may sue and be sued in such name.

3. General object of the Institute.

(1) The general objects of the Institute shall be—

(a) to advise the Government in the formulation of a national policy on occupational safety and health and on the working environment both for employers and employees taking into consideration the nature of the occupation and the safety of the employers and employees;

(b) to advise the Government on measures required for the prevention of accidents and injuries relating to occupation at work places;

(c) to conduct, undertake and assist in investigations, study programmes, surveys and research in the field of occupational safety and health;

(d) to provide advisory services to any institution or person on the correct use of equipment, hazardous substances, physical, chemical or biological agents or products or any other hazards;

(e) to educate and provide necessary training to employees, occupiers, workers or any other person required of knowledge and training in occupational safety and health and related subjects either in collaboration with any other institution or university in Sri Lanka or abroad, or by the Institute and award certificates or diplomas on completion of such education or training;

(f) to provide required services on the correct use of equipment, hazardous substances, physical, chemical, biological agents or products and psychosocial hazards and avoidance of known hazards;

(g) —

(i) to advise the Minister on legislative requirements with regard to standards, codes, practices and guidelines in matters relating to occupational safety and health;

(ii) to evaluate and determine the work process, the substances and agents, the exposure to which is prohibited, limited or made subject to supervision;

(h) to undertake or collaborate in the collection, preparation, dissemination and publishing of information relating to occupational safety and health;

(i) to organize or to sponsor conferences, seminars, workshops, symposiums or such other similar programmes and publish papers in connection with occupational safety and health;

(j) to co-ordinate inter-ministerial projects, programmes and activities on occupational safety and health;

(k) to establish and maintain libraries and laboratories for the purpose of promoting and furthering of the practice of occupational safety and health;

(l) to develop research and special laboratories;

(m) to liaise and establish links and networks with relevant National and International Institutions, Universities or any other organizations in the field of occupational safety and health; and

(n) to establish national standards in the field of occupational safety and health.

(2) The Institute shall advise the Minister in addition to advise relating to the matter specified in paragraph (g) of subsection (1), on all or any of the matters specified in subsection (1), and on any other matter that may be referred to the Institution, from time to time, by the Minister.

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