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Section 42 of Factories Act 1948: Washing Facilities

Section 42 (Washing facilities) under Chapter V (Welfare) of the Factories Act 1948

❝(1) In every factory—

  (a) adequate and suitable facilities for washing shall be provided and maintained for the use of the workers therein;
  (b) separate and adequately screened facilities shall be provided for the use of male and female workers;
  (c) such facilities shall be conveniently accessible and shall be kept clean.

(2) The State Government may, in respect of any factory or class or description of factories or of any manufacturing process, prescribe standards of adequate and suitable facilities for washing.❞



The Factories Act 1948 was amended by the:
- Repealing and Amending Act, 1949 (No. 40 of 1949);
- Repealing and Amending Act, 1950 (No. 35 of 1950);
- Adaptation of Laws Order, 1950 (A.O. 1950);
- Factories (Amendment) Act, 1954 (No. 25 of 1954);
- Central Labour Laws (Extension to Jammu and Kashmir) Act, 1970 (No. 51 of 1970);
- Factories (Amendment) Act, 1976 (No. 94 of 1976);
- Factories (Amendment) Act, 1987 (No. 20 of 1987).

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