Factories Act
(Chapter 104, Section 69)
Factories (Medical Examinations) Regulations
Rg 6
G.N. No. S 33/1985

REVISED EDITION 1999
(1st July 1999)
[1st March 1985]
PART I
PRELIMINARY
Citation
1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Factories (Medical Examinations) Regulations.
Application
2.—(1)  These Regulations shall apply to all factories in which persons are employed in any occupation involving —
(a)the use or handling of or exposure to the fumes, dust or vapour of arsenic, cadmium, lead, manganese or mercury or any of their compounds;
(b)the use or handling of or exposure to the fumes or vapour of benzene, perchloroethylene, trichloroethylene, organophosphates or vinyl chloride monomer;
(c)the use or handling of or exposure to tar, pitch, bitumen or creosote;
(d)the use or handling of or exposure to the dust of asbestos, raw cotton or silica;
(e)exposure to excessive noise; and
(f)work in a compressed air environment.
(2)  These Regulations are in addition to and not in substitution for or in diminution of other requirements imposed by or under the Act.
Definitions
3.—(1)  In these Regulations, unless the context otherwise requires —
“designated factory doctor” means a medical practitioner registered as a designated factory doctor in accordance with Part III;
“employer” means a person who has in his employ or intends to employ any person to work in a hazardous occupation in a factory under a contract of service.
(2)  For the purposes of these Regulations, any reference to the health of a person shall, where that person is pregnant, include the health of the unborn child which that person is carrying.