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The statutory safety provisions as applicable to factories in India are found in sections 21 through 40 of the Factories Act, 1948. A detailed version of each of these sections are listed below. The number mentioned in the right hand extreme refers to the actual number of section as found in the Act.
Section 21. Fencing of machinery
Section 22. Work on or near machinery in motion
Section 23. Employment of young persons on dangerous machines Section 25. Casing of new machinery
Section 27. Hoists and lifts
Section 28. Lifting machines, chains, ropes and lifting tackles Section 29. Revolving machinery
Section 30. Pressure plant
Section 31. Floors, stairs and means of access Section 32. Pits, sumps, openings in floors, etc. Section 33. Excessive weights
Section 34. Protection of eyes
Section 35. Precautions against dangerous fumes, gases, etc. Section 36 a. Precautions regarding the use of portable electric light Section 37. Explosive or inflammable dust, gas, etc
Section 38. Precautions in case of fire
Section 39. Power to require specifications of defective parts or tests of stability Section 40. Safety of buildings and machinery
Section 40 a. Maintenance of buildings Section 40 b. Safety officers
Section 41. Powers to make rule to supplement
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