The objectives of iron and steel foundry industry

This code of practice, which is a review of the one adopted in 1981, should be:

(a) to protect workers in the iron and steel industry from workplace hazards and to preventing or reducing injuries and related diseases work, ill health and incidents;

(b) to facilitate questions and help better manage occupational safety and health (OSH) in the workplace;

(c) effective consultation and cooperation between governments and organizations of employers and workers to promote improvement of OSH in the production of iron and steel.

The code of practice should assist in:

(a) a coherent national policy and principles of safety and health and welfare of workers in iron- and steel facilities and for general environmental protection work to establish trade;

(b) establishing the duties and responsibilities of the authorities, employers, workers and others involved respectively and arrangements for structured cooperation between making;

(c) improving knowledge and competence;

(d) promote the implementation and integration of OSH management systems in line with the expected improvement of working conditions.

The code of practice provides practical guidance on the role and obligations of competent authorities and the responsibilities, duties and rights of employers, workers and all other parties involved, in connection with workplace hazards. In particular it covers:

(a) the establishment of legal frameworks, administrative and effective prevention and reduction of hazards and risks;

(b) the aims of any mechanisms for identifying, eliminating, minimizing and controlling hazards;

(c) the assessment of risks and hazards to the safety and health of workers and the measures that need to be taken;

(d) surveillance of the working environment and health of workers;

(e) emergency procedures and first aid;

(f) to provide information and training for workers;

(g) to establish a system to record, report and monitor accidents and occupational diseases and dangerous occurrences.

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