May 7, 2017

UAE Federal Labor Law – Safety

Article 91 to Article 101 – provisions for employee safety and health care

Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs issued the rules in relation to safety.

Protection against injuries, occupational diseases which may be contacted during work, fire and hazards which may result from the use of machinery and other work equipment.

A permanent and prominent place be there at the work site for safety instructions. These instructions shall be in Arabic and if necessary another language understood by the employee.

First aid kit or kits containing medicines, bandages and other first aid material as directed by the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs.

Clean and well ventilated Workplace, adequate lighting and facility for drinking water, and bathrooms should be provided.

Assignment of one or more physician to examine occupational diseases listed in the schedule attached to this law. At least once every six months, these, “at risk” employees should be examined and results recorded on their files.

Medical standard determined by the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs in consultation with the Minister of Health.

The employer or his deputy shall inform the employee of the dangers of his job and the means of protection that he must take. He shall also display detailed written instructions concerning that at work premises.

No employer, his deputy, or any person who has authority over employees shall bring or allow others to bring any alcoholic drinks for consumption on work premises. He shall also not allow any person to enter the establishment or to remain in it, while he is intoxicated.

Every employer employing employees in remote areas not served by the public shall provide suitable transportation, accommodation, drinking water, food, First aid services etc.