A Study on India’s Legal Requirements for Construction Safety

Authors

  • S. Seenuvasan Student, Industrial Safety Engineering, SRM Valliammai Engineering College, Chennai, India
  • N. Arun Prakash Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, SRM Valliammai Engineering College, Chennai, India

Keywords:

construction safety, legal requirements, BOCW Act

Abstract

In India, the construction industry employs over 8.5 million people. Construction workers make up a sizable portion of the unorganized labour force and are distinguished by their sporadic employment, transient relationship with their employers, lengthy and unpredictable work hours, lack of safety and health precautions, and inadequate access to basic amenities and welfare facilities. In India, there are numerous legal provisions that offer protections for contract workers. The Building and Other Construction Workers (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act of 1996 and the Central Rules of 1998 have made construction safety legally enforceable. The BOCW Act, Central Rules, and State Rules are specifically mentioned as examples of the many statutory provisions for construction safety in India that are covered in this article.

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Published

17-10-2022

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How to Cite

[1]
S. Seenuvasan and N. A. Prakash, “A Study on India’s Legal Requirements for Construction Safety”, IJMDES, vol. 1, no. 10, pp. 20–22, Oct. 2022, Accessed: Jul. 13, 2024. [Online]. Available: https://journal.ijmdes.com/ijmdes/article/view/85