Safety in Industry Act, 1980

Removal of dust and fumes.

20.—Subsection (1) of section 58 of the Principal Act is hereby amended by—

(a) the insertion of “or working on the premises” before “, or any substantial quantity”, and

(b) the substitution of “those persons against” for “the persons employed against”,

and the said subsection (1), as so amended, is set out in the Table to this section.


In every factory in which, in connection with any process carried on, there is given off any dust or fume or other impurity of such a character and to such an extent as to be likely to be injurious or offensive to the persons employed or working on the premises, or any substantial quantity of dust of any kind, all practicable measures shall be taken to protect those persons against inhalation of the dust or fume or other impurity and to prevent its accumulation in any workroom, and in particular, where the nature of the process makes it practicable, exhaust appliances shall be provided and maintained, as near as possible to the point of origin of the dust or fume or other impurity, so as to prevent it entering the air of any workroom.