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m. Decree .211 for 2003 Eng

m. Decree .211 for 2003 Eng

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Decree of Minister of Man-power & immigrationNo.211 for 2003 on Safety levels, precautions and terms toprevent detrimental physical, chemical, biological andmechanical hazards and securing the work environment
section One:
 Definitions, precautions and general terms
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Chapter one : Definitions ; Article (1) :
In applying the provisions of this Decree, the following terminologiesshall have the meaning ascribed to them ;
 Explosives :
are materials, substances or activities that might lead toexplosions under impact of heat, flame, pressure, shock or friction andyield instant enormous pressure and high temperature gases.
 Hazardous Material ;
means any material or mixture of substancesconstitute a danger by virtue of their toxic physical or chemicalproperties, flammability or likelihood to explode either spontaneouslyor in combination with other substances.
 Permissible quantity or Threshold :
is the quantity of hazardousmaterial which is approved by national laws and regulations underspecific conditions and which may enlist the establishment ashazardous if ignored.
 Major Hazards Establishment :
means establishments which aretemporarily or permanently involved in production, preparation,handling, use, storage or disposal of hazardous materials andsubstances in quantities exceeding permissible limits.
 Emergency plan :
is a written plan includes measures andprocedures to combat potential risks and consequences of healthhazards on citizens, residents and the environment.This plan involves providing and preparing for all necessaryarrangements to be implemented.
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 Risk :
is a possible harm either on health, the environment andproperty as a result of exposure to toxic, burning or explosive material.
 Hazard Analysis and evaluation :
is the process of determining thelevel and type of potential hazards on establishments, finding outreasons and ways behind those hazards, estimating their consequencesand determining methods of prevention and remedy to such hazards.
 Hazards' Preliminary analysis :
procedures take to determine thehazards during the designing of a project and before its implementationin order to include design amendments to prevent potential hazards andmitigate its impacts.
 Risk management :
includes all administrative, technical andengineering procedures taken in relevance with operation and safetyprocedures of establishments.
Toxic materials :
are materials or waste which could be fatal orharmful to health ( causing acute or chronic illness ) if swallowed,inhaled or in contact with the skin.
 Hazardous chemicals :
 
refer to chemicals causing toxic chemical orphysical harm and acting as a source of immediate or far reaching risk on human health and safety and the environment or could cause firesand explosions as a result of standard or non-standard transport,handling or their emergency use in circumstances involving thosehazardous chemicals or their waste products.
 Hazardous wastes:
include all forms and types of remains of industrial, agricultural, occupational and human activities involvingchemical or biological materials classified as hazardous materialsincluding containers, refills, hulls, general and personal preparationsand other products contaminated by those materials, in addition tohazardous chemicals that have either expired, been disposed of orexcluded from occupational utilization.
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Trade Name :
is the name of the chemical product used bymanufacturer and advertised to distinguish this product from otherchemicals with the same active ingredient.
 Pure agriculture :
means jobs directly related to agriculture aspreparing the land for agriculture, corps cultivation, pesticides,harvesting or similar activities in fields, gardens or orchards and thisdefinition exclude jobs not directly related to agriculture asadministrative or industrial works supplementing agriculture. 
Chapter twoWorkplaces and constructions Article (1) :
each establishment should take the following basicprecautions and conditions to secure occupational health and safety :a)To select carefully the location of establishment and itsworkplaces in complying with provisions of constructionalplanning' law No. 3 for 1983 and its executive regulations andlocal resolutions in this respect, provided that no previousresolution was issued by any relevant body forbidding anyactivities or certain types of activities on the selected site, besidesconsideration of the environmental dimension according to theenvironment law No.4 for 1994.b)The establishment or a contractor who mandates a subcontractorto implement any operation, should notify the competentdirectorate of manpower and immigration at least one week before the initiation of operation and provide a statement withthe following information :
Name of establishment and original contractor
Name of sub-contractor.
Type of operation and time of implementation.
Number of workers.
Assigned location of operation 
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