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  1. Kenya - Occupational safety and health - Law, Act

    Occupational Safety and Health Act, 2007 (Act No. 15 of 2007) (Cap. 514). - Kenya Law Reports

    Adoption: 2007-10-26 | Date of entry into force: 2008-06-02 | KEN-2007-L-78264

    Part I - Preliminary
    Part II - General Duties
    Part III - Administration
    Part IV - Enforcement
    Part V - Registration of Workplaces
    Part VI - Health General Provisions
    Part VII - Machinery Safety
    Part VIII - Safety General Provisions
    Part IX - Chemical Safety
    Part X - Welfare General Provisions
    Part XI - Health, Safety and Welfare - Special Provisions
    Part XII - Special Applications
    Part XIII - Offences, Penalties and Legal Provisions
    Part XIV - Miscellaneous Provisions

    The Factories Act is repealed by article 129 of the Occupational Safety and Health Act, 2007. Article 129(2)(b) provides that:

    "any subsidiary legislation issued before the commencement of this Act shall, as long as it is not inconsistent with this Act remain in force until repealed or revoked by subsidiary legislation under the provisions of this Act and shall, for all purposes be deemed to have been made under this Act."

  2. Kenya - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    The Factories (Electric Power)(Special) Rules, 1979 [L.N. No. 340]

    Adoption: 1979-12-20 | KEN-1979-R-28303

    Pursuant to the Factories Act, Chapter 514, sets forth safety standards for the construction, installation and maintenance of electrical fixtures and apparatus in factories. The Factories Act has since been repealed by article 129 of the Occupational Safety and Health Act, 2007 (Act No. 15 of 2007), which becomes the new basic text for this Regulation. Article 129(2)(b) provides that:

    "any subsidiary legislation issued before the commencement of this Act shall, as long as it is not inconsistent with this Act remain in force until repealed or revoked by subsidiary legislation under the provisions of this Act and shall, for all purposes be deemed to have been made under this Act."

  3. Kenya - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Factories (Protection of Eyes) Rules 1978. L.N. No. 44.

    Adoption: 1978-02-16 | KEN-1978-R-12909

    The Factories Act (the basic text) has since been repealed by article 129 of the Occupational Safety and Health Act, 2007 (Act No. 15 of 2007), which becomes the new basic text for this Regulation. Article 129(2)(b) provides that:

    "any subsidiary legislation issued before the commencement of this Act shall, as long as it is not inconsistent with this Act remain in force until repealed or revoked by subsidiary legislation under the provisions of this Act and shall, for all purposes be deemed to have been made under this Act."

  4. Kenya - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Employment (Medical Treatment) Rules 1977. L.N. No. 157.

    Adoption: 1977-06-06 | KEN-1977-R-13386

  5. Kenya - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    The Employment (Sanitation) Rules, 1977 [L.N. No. 159]

    Adoption: 1977-06-06 | KEN-1977-R-28306

    Pursuant to the Employment Act, No. 2 of 1976, requires employers to provide suitable latrines. Provisions regarding placement, construction, design, cleanliness and ventilation. Revokes prior rules.

  6. Kenya - Occupational safety and health - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    The Factories Act (Chapter 514) Notice of exception - steam boilers (steam tube ovens and steam tube hotplates) [L.N. No. 47]

    Adoption: 1965-02-11 | KEN-1965-M-28384

    Exempts steam boilers, steam tube ovens and steam tube hotplates from sections 37(2) and(8) of the Factories Act, Chapter 514. The Factories Act has since been repealed by article 129 of the Occupational Safety and Health Act, 2007 (Act No. 15 of 2007), which becomes the new basic text for this Regulation. Article 129(2)(b) provides that:

    "any subsidiary legislation issued before the commencement of this Act shall, as long as it is not inconsistent with this Act remain in force until repealed or revoked by subsidiary legislation under the provisions of this Act and shall, for all purposes be deemed to have been made under this Act."

  7. Kenya - Occupational safety and health - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    The Factories Act (Chapter 514) Notice of exemption No.2/1964 - hoists and lifts [L.N. No. 325]

    Adoption: 1964-10-13 | KEN-1964-M-28392

    Makes modifications to hoist and lift sections of the Factories Act, Chapter 514.

  8. Kenya - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    The Factories (First Aid)(Amendment) Order [L.N. No. 606]

    Adoption: 1963-08-24 | KEN-1963-R-28302

    Pursuant to the Factories Ordinance, Chapter 514, amends the Factories (First Aid) Rules by specifying contents of first aid boxes located in factories. The Factories Ordinance has since been repealed by article 129 of the Occupational Safety and Health Act, 2007 (Act No. 15 of 2007), which becomes the new basic text for this Regulation. Article 129(2)(b) provides that:

    "any subsidiary legislation issued before the commencement of this Act shall, as long as it is not inconsistent with this Act remain in force until repealed or revoked by subsidiary legislation under the provisions of this Act and shall, for all purposes be deemed to have been made under this Act."

  9. Kenya - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    The Mining (Safety) (Amendment) Regulations, 1963.

    Adoption: 1963-08-16 | KEN-1963-R-28507

    Pursuant to The Mining Ordinance, Chapter 306, new Regulations for the issuance of a miner's blasting certificate.

  10. Kenya - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Factories (Docks) Rules (L.N. 306 of 1962).

    Adoption: 1962 | KEN-1962-R-49526

    Enacted pursuant to the Factories Ordinance, 1950 (No. 38 of 1950). Sets forth, inter alia, provisions relating to safety procedures aboard ships or at piers.The Factories Act has since been repealed by article 129 of the Occupational Safety and Health Act, 2007 (Act No. 15 of 2007), which becomes the new basic text for this Regulation. Article 129(2)(b) provides that:

    "any subsidiary legislation issued before the commencement of this Act shall, as long as it is not inconsistent with this Act remain in force until repealed or revoked by subsidiary legislation under the provisions of this Act and shall, for all purposes be deemed to have been made under this Act."

  11. Kenya - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Factories (Examination of Plant) Order (G.N. 958 of 1951).

    Adoption: 1959 | KEN-1959-R-49523

    Consolidated through L.N. 130 of 1969. The Factories Act (basic text) has since been repealed by article 129 of the Occupational Safety and Health Act, 2007 (Act No. 15 of 2007), which becomes the new basic text for this Regulation. Article 129(2)(b) provides that:

    "any subsidiary legislation issued before the commencement of this Act shall, as long as it is not inconsistent with this Act remain in force until repealed or revoked by subsidiary legislation under the provisions of this Act and shall, for all purposes be deemed to have been made under this Act."

  12. Kenya - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Factories (Woodworking Machinery) Rules (L.N. 431 of 1959).

    Adoption: 1959 | KEN-1959-R-49522

    The Factories Act has since been repealed by article 129 of the Occupational Safety and Health Act, 2007 (Act No. 15 of 2007), which becomes the new basic text for this Regulation. Article 129(2)(b) provides that:

    "any subsidiary legislation issued before the commencement of this Act shall, as long as it is not inconsistent with this Act remain in force until repealed or revoked by subsidiary legislation under the provisions of this Act and shall, for all purposes be deemed to have been made under this Act."

  13. Kenya - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Factories (Cellulose Solutions) Rules (L.N. 231 of 1957).

    Adoption: 1957 | KEN-1957-R-49525

    Consolidated through L.N. 87 of 1964. The Factories Act has since been repealed by article 129 of the Occupational Safety and Health Act, 2007 (Act No. 15 of 2007), which becomes the new basic text for this Regulation. Article 129(2)(b) provides that:

    "any subsidiary legislation issued before the commencement of this Act shall, as long as it is not inconsistent with this Act remain in force until repealed or revoked by subsidiary legislation under the provisions of this Act and shall, for all purposes be deemed to have been made under this Act."

  14. Kenya - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Factories (First-Aid) Order (G.N. 974 of 1951).

    Adoption: 1951 | KEN-1951-R-49524

    Consolidated through L.N. 666 of 1963. The Factories Act has since been repealed by article 129 of the Occupational Safety and Health Act, 2007 (Act No. 15 of 2007), which becomes the new basic text for this Regulation. Article 129(2)(b) provides that:

    "any subsidiary legislation issued before the commencement of this Act shall, as long as it is not inconsistent with this Act remain in force until repealed or revoked by subsidiary legislation under the provisions of this Act and shall, for all purposes be deemed to have been made under this Act."


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