Worker health cards within 30 days of joining mandatory - UAE INFO

Apr 21, 2010

Worker health cards within 30 days of joining mandatory

Dubai: Workers should obtain occupational health cards within 30 days of joining, according to an administrative decisions issued to amend the previous decision.

Eng. Hussain Nasser Lootah, Director General of Dubai Municipality, issued an administrative decision to amend the administrative decision No. 69 of 2010 that amended the administrative decision No. 30 of 2003. It had issued Executive Regulations for the Local Order No. 11 of 2003 on public health and safety of the community in the Emirate of Dubai.

The purposes of the new decision is to replace the text of Article 48 of the original administrative decision with the new text, which reads: "The competent department issues public health and occupational health cards for workers in establishments in accordance with the procedures adopted by it in this regard. In this regard, the establishment should see to it that it submits application to obtain the card within a period of maximum of 30 days from the date of joining of the worker with the establishment for employment as it is mandatory to obtain this card."

It should also be taken into account that the card shall be valid for one year from the date of issuance, and it should be renewed within a maximum period of 30 days from the date of expiry.

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