Chapter V. Measurement
Article 28. The work defined by the Ministry of Labour
Ordinance provided for in item (10) of Article 21 of the Enforcement Order
shall be work other than that designated in paragraph 1 of Article 3 out of
organic solvents work described under items 1 through 47 in Table 6-2 attached
to the Enforcement Order .
2. The employer shall measure concentrations
of organic solvents in the air regularly at least once every six months in
indoor workshops where work specified in the preceding paragraph is conducted.
3. After carrying out the measurements under
the provision of the preceding paragraph, the employer shall record the following
items and shall keep the records for three years.
(1) Date and time of measurements.
(2) Method of measurements.
(3) Locations of measurements.
(4) Conditions under which measurements
were carried out.
(5) Results of measurements.
(6) The name of the person who conducted
(7) Outline of measures for protecting
the health of the workers from organic solvents if such measures are taken
as a result of the measurements.
of Result of Measurement)
Article 28-2. Each time that the employer has measured
the condition of the indoor workshop designated in paragraph 2 of the preceding
article, conforming to the provision of the said paragraph or paragraph 5
of Article 65 of the Law, the employer shall promptly evaluate the result
of the measurement by classifying the measured workshop into three sections,
namely, first-grade, second-grade and third-grade sections, in terms of its
condition as a working environment and conforming to the working environment
evaluation standard designated by the Minister of Labour.
2. Each time that the said evaluation has been
made conforming to the provision of the preceding paragraph, the employer
shall keep the records of the following data for three years.
(1) Date of evaluation.
(2) Locations of evaluation.
(3) Result of evaluation.
(4) Name ofthe person who conducted
Be Taken According to Result of Evaluation)
Article 28-3. When a work site is classified as
a third-grade sectionas a result of evaluation conforming to the provision
of paragraph 1 of the preceding article, the employer shall immediately inspect
the conditions of the facilities, equipment, work process or work method within
suchsite, and install or improve facilities or equipment, improve the work
process or methods and take other necessary measures for improving the condition
of the working environment, in order to improve the grade of such site to
the second or first grade.
2. When the necessary measures has been taken
conforming to the provision of the preceding paragraph, the employer shall
measure the concentration of the organic solvent vapor in the said section
of the workshop in order to evaluate the effect or the result of such measures.
3. In addition to the requirements set forth
in the preceding two paragraphs, the employer shall have his/her workers who
are to work in the work site designated in paragraph 1 use effective respiratory
protective equipment, provide the medical examination for the workers, and
take other measures necessary for protecting the health of the workers.
Article 28-4. When a work site is classified
as a second-grade section based on the result of the evaluation conforming
to the provision of paragraph 1 of Article 28-2, the employer shall inspect
the facilities, equipment, work process or workmethod, and shall install or
improve necessary facilities or equipment, improve the work processes or methods,
and take other necessary measures for improving the working environment.