Category Archives: Safety

Occupational Health & Safety (OHS) Provisions and Policies in Nepal: A Brief Review in Retrospect

(Photo Source: Google) Introduction As per International Labour Organization (ILO) estimation, 2.3 million people die every year from work-related accidents and diseases globally. More than 160 million people suffer from occupational and work-related diseases, and there are 313 million non-fatal … Continue reading

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Nepal National Building Code (NBC: 1994): Construction Safety and Fire Safety related provisions for Workers’ Health & Safety

(Photo Source: Google) Until the 1988 (2045 BS) Udayapur Earthquake in Nepal, we did not have any regulation or good practice document in place to guide earthquake safe construction in the country, although the disaster pointed us in the right … Continue reading

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Construction Safety Legal Provisions Relating to Occupational Health & Safety (OHS) within construction businesses in Nepal

(Photo Source: Google) In relation to the Safety of Construction Workers in Nepal, OHS legal provisions, provided by the Labor Act 1992, are given below. As prescribed by the above, the construction business enterprises or proprietors in Nepal are legally … Continue reading

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General Federation of Nepalese Trade Unions (GEFONT): Occupational Health & Safety (OHS) related legal provisions in Nepal

Established in 1989, the General Federation of Nepalese Trade Unions (GEFONT), with 27 affiliated union-members nationwide, works as an umbrella organization for various trade unions in the field of agriculture, industry and service sectors. In 2007, with an effort to … Continue reading

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Nepal’s Occupational Health & Safety (OHS) Related Legal Provisions While Handling Machinery, Tools or Equipment at Workplace

In regards to the use of machinery, tools or equipment at workplaces in Nepalese enterprises, Occupational Health & Safety (OHS) related legal provisions provided by the Labor Act 1992 and the Labor Rules 1993 are given below in tabular form. … Continue reading

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Nepal’s Legal Provisions Relating to Workplace Accident or Disease Notification and Accident Investigation

In regards to notice of workplace accident or disease and accident investigation procedure in Nepal, Occupational Health & Safety (OHS) related legal provisions provided by the Labor Act 1992 and the Labor Rules 1993 are given below in tabular form. … Continue reading

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Fire Safety Legal Provisions Relating to Occupational Health & Safety (OHS) in Nepal

(Photo Source: Google) Fire Safety related OHS (Occupational Health & Safety) legal provisions provided by the Labor Act 1992 and Labor Rules 1993 are given below in tabular form. As prescribed by the above, the enterprises in Nepal are legally … Continue reading

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