c. Specify other concentrations of short intermittent duration capable of causing acute impairment of health.
d. Require control of other contaminants known or believed to be capable of causing impairment of health but not included in the list already issued by the
e. Prescribe control measures to eliminate transmission of infectious disease through processing or handling of industrial products or wastes.
f. Prescribe illumination standard values and order their review at regular intervals to alter to which workers may be exposed while on their job.
g. Promulgate measures to effectively and adequately control any possible radioactivity to which workers may be exposed while on their job.
h. Promulgate control measures to reduce noise pollution.
Sec. 47. Responsibilities of the employer and employees. - The following are the responsibilities of the employer and employees in industrial establishments:
a. Employer responsibility -
1. Provide, install and maintain in good repair all control measures and protective equipment;
2. Inform affected employees regarding the nature of the hazards and the reasons for, and methods of control measures and protective equipment;
3. Make periodical testing of the hearing of all employees in noisy areas of operation.
4. Adopt measures so that the noise produced is within allowable limits so as not to affect neighboring offices, buildings or establishments;
5. Request the Department a permit for variation from the requirements when other means of equivalent protection are provided: and
6. Provide personal protective equipment and or protective barriers when they are necessary.
b. Employee responsibility -
1. Observe strictly protective control measures which are prescribed; and
2. Use equipment provided them properly.
Sec. 48. Environmental provisions. - The environmental provisions enumerated hereunder for the protection of the health workers are applicable to all industrial
a. Control of atmospheric contaminants -
1. Workers shall not be exposed to atmospheric contaminants hazardous to health.
2. Control of atmospheric contaminants shall be accomplish by methods approved by the Secretary or his duly authorized representatives or other government
b. Control of infectious agents -
1. Control measures shall be provided to eliminate or control transmission of infectious diseases through processing or handling of industrial products or wastes.
c. Control of possible sources of radiation of radiation hazards should be carried out under the supervision of the Radiation Health Officer or his authorized
d. Noise - Control measures shall be provided to reduce intensity of noise sufficiently to render it harmless to workers and to eliminate it at its source as a
nuisance by following recommendations of the local health or other government authority.
e. Illumination -
1. Adequate lightning shall be provided and distributed in all word areas in amount required for the type of work or seeing tasks measured by a light -meter with a
minimum of glare and contrasting intensities between work and workroom.
2. Where the specific task requires more light than provided by general illumination, supplementary lighting shall be supplied
f. Ventilation -
1. Natural or artificial ventilation shall be provided in all work areas at a rate to insure a safe and healthful working atmosphere, free from injurious amounts of toxic
materials and reasonably free from offensive odours and dust throughout the establishment.
2. Proper control measures shall be used to reduce concentration of toxic contaminants to allowable limits.
3. Air inlets shall be arranged, located and equipped to insure sufficient air velocity and an exhaust system shall be located so that discharged materials shall not
reenter places of employment or habitations nor create any hazard of nuisance.