The competent authority of iron and steel foundry industry

Should the competent authority, in light of national conditions and practice and the provisions of this code, in consultation with the most representative organizations of employers and workers concerned:

(i) appoint and national policy on OSH maintenance;

(ii) consider making new, or, statutory provisions existing to eliminate hazards in the production of iron and steel to update control.

Should statutory provisions regulations, approved codes of practice, exposure limits and procedures for consultation and dissemination of information.

The competent authority should establish:

(i) systems, including criteria, for substances that may be hazardous to health, ie raw materials, intermediary products, final products and by-products classification used and produced in iron and steel production;

(ii) systems and criteria for the relevance of the information needed to determine whether it is one of the hazardous substances listed above;

(iii) requirements for marking and substances available for use in iron and steel production to labeling, taking into account the need for such a system of international harmonization;

(iv) criteria for the information contained in the substance safety data sheets received by employers;

(v) systems and criteria for safety hazards and appropriate risk control measures relating to machinery, equipment, processes and operations used in the production of iron and steel to be identified.

The competent authority should the necessary rules for the criteria and requirements set out, but not necessarily expect to undertake technical tasks or laboratory tests itself.

Competent authority should secure the enforcement of national laws and regulations related to the above policy through adequate and appropriate inspection. The system of enforcement should provide for corrective measures and adequate penalties for violations of national laws and regulations concerning the policy.

If justified on grounds of safety and health, should the competent authority:

(i) prohibit or use of certain hazardous processes or substances in the production of iron and steel restraint;

(ii) require advance notification and authorization before such processes and substances to use;

(iii) the categories of workers who, for reasons of safety and health, are not allowed to use processes or specified substances, or are allowed to use them only under conditions prescribed in accordance with the laws or national regulations specify.

The competent authority should have that guidance to employers and workers to help them fulfill their legal obligations under the policy. The competent authority should assist employers, workers and provide their representatives.