An employer shall maintain the firm in a clean and hygienic condition. The employer shall also provide lighting, supply potable and washing water, and comply with other rules, measures, and standards of occupational protection, health, and safety, as specified in the Minister’s decision.
An employer shall take the necessary precautions to protect workers against hazards, occupational diseases, and the machinery in use, and shall ensure work safety and protection. He shall post in a visible place in the firm the instructions related to work and workers’ safety in Arabic and, when necessary, in any other language the workers understand. The employer may not charge the workers or deduct from the workers' wages any amounts for the provision of such protection.
An employer shall inform the worker, prior to engaging in the work, of the hazards of his/her job and said employer shall require the worker to use the prescribed protective equipment. The employer shall supply workers with the appropriate personal protective gear and train them on its use.
An employer shall take necessary precautions for protection against fire and provide the technical means to combat it, including safety exits which shall be maintained in working condition at all times. He shall post in a visible location in the workplace detailed instructions for fire prevention devices
An employer shall be responsible for emergencies and accidents, which may affect persons other than his workers, who enter the workplace by virtue of their official duties or with the approval of the employer or his agents, if such emergencies and accidents are due to negligence in taking the technical precautions required by the nature of his work, and he shall compensate them for damage and harm they may sustain in accordance with the general laws.
An employer shall make available one or more medical aid cabinets, supplied with drugs and other necessities required for first aid. The Regulations shall specify the contents of such cabinets of first aid means, and the number of such means and quantities of drugs, and shall also regulate the method of keeping them and the conditions and requirements to be met by first aid providers.
Each employer shall assign one or more physicians to provide, at least once a year, a comprehensive medical examination for their workers who are exposed to any of the occupational diseases listed in the Schedules of Occupational Diseases provided for in the Social Insurance Law. The findings of the examination shall be kept in the employer’s records as well as the workers’ files.
An employer shall provide his workers with preventive and therapeutic health care in accordance with the standards set forth by the Minister, taking into consideration whatever is provided for by the Cooperative Health Insurance Law.
An employer shall provide, at his/her own expense, all or some of the following, as may be determined by the Minister, for those who work in remote locations:
1 - Stores for selling food, clothing, and other necessities at moderate prices in places where such stores are not available.
2- Suitable recreational and educational services and sports facilities annexed to the workplace.
3- Necessary medical arrangements to protect the workers’ health and provide comprehensive treatment for their families (Family shall mean the worker’s spouse, and the children and parents residing with him).
4- Schools for the workers’ children in the absence of sufficient schools in the area.
5- Mosques or prayer areas at the workplace.
6- Literacy programs for the workers.
The Regulations shall specify remote locations.