InvestorQ : discribe in brief the provision of the factory act 1948 regarding the welfare of the worker?
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discribe in brief the provision of the factory act 1948 regarding the welfare of the worker?

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NISHA Nayak answered.
2 years ago
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Some of the key highlights of the Factory Act 1948 are as under:

· No adult worker shall be required or allowed to work in a factory:- (i) for more than forty-eight hours in any week; and/ or (ii) for more than nine hours in any day.

· Where a worker works in a factory for more than nine hours in any day or for more than forty-eight hours in any week, he shall, in respect of overtime work, be entitled to wages at the rate of twice his ordinary rate of wages.

· Where a worker is deprived of any of the weekly holidays, he shall be allowed, within the month in which the holidays were due to him or within the two months immediately following that month, compensatory holidays of equal number to the holidays so lost.

· The periods of work of adult workers in a factory each day shall be so fixed that no period shall exceed five hours and that no worker shall work for more than five hours before he has had an interval for rest of at least half an hour.

· Every worker who has worked for a period of 240 days or more in a factory during a calendar year shall be allowed during the subsequent calendar year, leave with wages for a number of days

· Every factory shall be kept clean and free from effluvia arising from any drain, privy or other nuisance and in particular accumulations of dirt. Effective arrangements shall be made in every factory for the treatment of wastes and effluents

· Suitable provision shall be made in every factory for securing and maintaining in every workroom, adequate ventilation by the circulation of fresh air; and such a temperature that will secure to workers reasonable conditions of comfort. No room in any factory shall be overcrowded.

· Every dangerous part of any machinery shall be securely fenced and constantly maintained to keep it in position and no young / untrained person allowed.

· No person shall be required or allowed to enter any chamber, tank, vat, pit, pipe, flue or other confined space in any factory in which any gas, fume, vapour or dust is likely to be present to such an extent as to involve risk to the workers, unless it is provided with a manhole of adequate size or other effective means of egress.

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