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Industrial Safety / Occupational Health & Safety Division

The Industrial Safety Section is the department with responsibility to monitor and enforce the requirements of the Factories Act and its accompanying Regulations, for occupational safety and health in Jamaica.

The main Act is entitled the Factories Act and its accompanying regulations are:

  1. The Factories Regulations 1961
  2. The Building Operations and Works of Engineering Construction 1968
  3. The Ship and Docks Regulations 1968

At this time, the Ministry is in the process of introducing new legislation entitled the Occupational Safety and Health Act . This Act will be more far reaching in its jurisdiction than the present Act. For this reason all forms presently being used may be discontinued or redesigned to facilitate the new Act. Hence only the pertinent forms that are likely to survive the transition to the new legislation are attached.

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