Section 67 of the Labour Act in Nigeria. Regulations

The Minister, in respect of labour health areas or any particular labour health area, may make regulations for-( (a) the planning and layout of towns and villages;

(b) the construction of streets, lanes, buildings, markets, open places, drains, latrines, incinerators, wells and tanks;

(c) the provision of housing accommodation for workers, the provision of sanitary arrangements for, and the inspection of, that accommodation, and the limitation of the number of persons or class of persons who may reside in any house;

(d) the supply of water, food and fuel;

(e) the examination of workers by medical officers, that is to say, registered medical practitioners in the service of a public authority or other registered medical practitioners authorized as medical officers by the Minister for the purposes of this paragraph;

(f) the measures to be taken to prevent the introduction or spreading of infectious and contagious diseases;

(g) the compulsory employment of qualified medical practitioners by employers;

(h) the compulsory erection and proper staffing, control and equipping of hospitals by employers and, in default thereof, the recovery from employers of the cost of medical attendance provided by the Federal Government and of the erection and maintenance of any hospitals erected by that Government;

(i) requiring employers to make arrangements with hospital authorities for the medical and surgical treatment of their workers (including, where necessary, accommodation and food in hospital) and to provide any necessary transport for sick or injured workers;

(j) prescribing-

(i) the matters for which the arrange ments mention ed in the precedin g paragrap h shall provide,

(ii) the officer by whom those arrange ments are to be approve d, and

(iii) the charges which may be made by the hospital authorit y and the period (not exceedin g six weeks) for which the employe r shall be liable for those charges;

(k) the keeping of medical attendance registers;

(l) the furnishing of returns of-

(i) the numbers of workers employe d either above or below ground and the nature of their employ ment,

(ii) casualtie s by way of injury, disease or death, and

(iii) such other matters as the Minister may consider necessar y to ensure that the health and welfare of workers are properly attended to;

(m) prescribing fees to be paid for any matter or thing to be done under the regulations;

(n) prescribing-

(i) penalties for offences under the regulatio ns not exceedin g a fine of N1,500

or imprison ment for a period of two years, or both, and

(ii) addition al penalties for continui ng offences not exceedin g in the aggregat e a fine

of N1,500 or imprison ment for a period of two years, or both; and

(o) where any structure is built, renewed, reconstructed or altered in contravention of the regulations-

(i) providin g for the service of notice of the contrave ntion on the offendin g person,

(ii) enabling a specifie d officer or authorit y, in default of remedial action being taken in consequ ence of the notice, to enter the relevant premises and take such remedial action as he consider s necessar y, and

(iii) providin g for the recovery of any expense s incurred by the officer or authorit y in doing so.

Section 67 of the Labour Act in Nigeria

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