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Factories Act – Statutory Appointments – Safety Officer
The representatives of the management of the Safety Committee shall include Safety Officer appointments to be made where more than 1000 workers.
(a)A senior official, who by his position in the organization can contribute effectively to the functioning of the Committee, shall be the Chairman;
(b)A Safety Officer and a Factory Medical Officer, wherever available and the Safety Officer, in such a case shall be the Secretary of the Committee;
(c)A representative each from the production, maintenance and purchase departments.
(3)The Workers’ representatives on this Committee shall be as equal to the number of representatives of the management, as elected by the workers.
(4)The tenure of the Committee shall be three years.
(5)Safety Committee shall meet as often as necessary but at least once every quarter. The minutes of the meeting shall be recorded and produced to the Inspector on demand.
(6)Safety Committee shall have the right to be adequately and suitably informed of
(a)Potential safety and health hazards to which the workers may be exposed at the workplace.
(b)data on accidents as well as data resulting from surveillance of the working environment and of the health of workers exposed to hazardous substances so far as the factory is concerned :