Chapter V: Workers’ Safety, Protection, Health And SocialCare
Article 91
Each employer shall provide appropriate safety measures to protect workers against
the hazards of occupational injuries and diseases that may occur during the work,
and also against fire and other hazards that may result from the use of machines and
other work tools. He shall also adopt all other safety measures prescribed by the
Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs. Every worker shall use the protective gear and
the clothing supplied to him for this purpose, shall comply with all instructions given
by the employer to protect him against hazards, and shall refrain from taking any
action that might obstruct the enforcement of such instructions.
Article 92
Each employer shall display in a conspicuous position at the workplace detailed
instructions indicating the measures to be taken to prevent fire and protect the
workers against hazards to which they may be exposed while performing their work.
Such instructions shall be in Arabic and in another language understood by the
Article 93
Every employer shall provide one or more first-aid boxes containing medicines; the
Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs may prescribe bandages, antiseptics and such
other first-aid material as. There shall be one first-aid box for every 100 workers; the
box shall be located in a conspicuous place, within the easy reach of the workers, and
shall be controlled by a person specialised in administering first aid.
Article 94
Without prejudice to the regulations and orders issued by the competent government
authorities, an employer shall ensure that each workplace is perfectly clean,
ventilated and provided with adequate lighting, drinking water and toilets.
Article 95
An employer shall arrange for one or more medical practitioners to carry out general
medical examination, at regular intervals of not more than six months, on those of his
workers who are exposed to any of the occupational diseases specified in the Schedule
attached hereto, and shall record the findings of such examinations in his records as
well as in the workers’ personal files.
The medical practitioners shall immediately inform the employer and the labour
department of cases of occupational disease occurring among the workers, and of
resulting deaths, after the facts have been confirmed through appropriate medical
and laboratory tests. The employer shall in turn report these findings to the labour
The medical practitioner carrying out the periodic examination may order that any
worker who has been exposed to an occupational disease be reexamined after a
period shorter than the interval prescribed in the first paragraph of this article, if he
believes that the worker's condition so warrants.

Article 96
An employer shall provide his workers with medical care facilities up to the standards
laid down by the Minister of Labour and Social Affairs in conjunction with the
Minister of Health.
Article 97
The Minister of Labour and Social Affairs may, after consulting the Ministry of
Health, issue resolutions prescribing the general precautions and health-related
safety measures applicable to all firms employing workers, particularly measures
relating to safety, lighting, ventilation, dining rooms, supply of water for drinking and
washing purposes, elimination of dust and smoke pollutants, and the precautions to
be taken against fire and electricity hazards.
Article 98
The employer or his representative shall inform each worker, upon recruitment, of
the occupational hazards involved and the protective measures he must take, and
shall post detailed written instructions in this respect at the workplaces.
Article 99
It shall be unlawful for an employer, his representative or any person having
authority over workers to bring or allow any one else to bring any kind of alcoholic
beverages into a workplace for consumption therein or to allow any person in a state
of drunkenness to enter or remain on the premises.
Article 100
Each worker shall comply with the orders and instructions related to industrial
security and safety precautions, shall use the appropriate protective devices and treat
any such devices in his possession with due care. No worker shall commit any act
leading to non-compliance with such instructions, or to the misuse, damage or
destruction of the equipment provided for protecting the health and safety of the
An employer may prescribe in the disciplinary regulation penalties to be imposed on
workers contravening the provisions of the preceding paragraph.
Article 101
Each employer employing workers in areas remote from towns and not covered by
regular means of transport shall provide his workers with the following services:
1. Suitable means of transport.
2. Suitable living accommodation.
3. Drinking water.
4. Adequate food supplies.
5. First-aid facilities.
6. Recreation and sports facilities.
The Minister of Labour and Social Affairs shall specify the areas to which the
provisions of this Article wholly or partially apply in a resolution. Save for food
supplies, the cost of the services referred to in this Article shall be borne by the
employer and none of it may be charged to the workers.