Ordinance on Industrial Safety and Health
Ministry of Labour Ordinance No. 32 of September 30, 1972
Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare Ordinance No. 47 of March 30, 2007
Part I General Rules
Chapter II Organization for Safety and Health Management
Section 5 Operations Chief
Article 16 (Appointment of Operations Chief)
- (1) The appointment of the operations chiefpursuant to the provision of Article 14 of the Act shall be made from those who are in possession of the qualifications listed in the middle column of Appended Table 1 corresponding to the type of work listed in the left column of the same Table. The names of the respective operations chief(s) shall be as described in the right column of the same Table.
- (2) The employer may, as regards work handling the class-1 pressure vessels which are subject to the High Pressure Gas Safety Act (Act No.204 of 1951), Gas Utility Act (Act No.51 of 1954) or the Electric Utility Act (Act No.170 of 1964) among the types of work prescribed in item (xvii) of Article 6 of the Order, notwithstanding the provision of the preceding paragraph, appoint an operations chief of the work handling the class-1 pressure vessels from among those who have obtained a license for operations chief of the work handling the specified class-1 pressure vessels as provided for by the Ordinance on Safety of Boilers and Pressure Vessels (Ordinance of the Ministry of Labour No.33 of 1977, hereinafter referred to as the “Boiler Ordinance”).
Article 17 (Sharing of Duties by an Operations Chief)
- (1) The employer shall, in the case carrying out a work listed in the right column of Appended Table 1 at the same place and when having appointed two or more operation chiefs pertaining to the said duty, define their each sharing of duties.
Article 18 (Dissemination of the Names of Operations Chief)
- (1) The employer shall, when having appointed the operation chief , make the name of the said operation chief known to the workers concerned by posting his/her name at a readily visible location inthe workshop, etc.