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Basic Guide to Health and Safety Duties of Workers

by Zopedol — last modified 2008-05-30 16:18
Workers must report health and safety incidents to their employer, a health and safety representative, or a health and safety inspector.

Reporting Incidents

Before the end of a shift (or as soon as possible afterwards), workers must report to their employer, a health and safety representative or an inspector, incidents in which -
  • people are killed, injured, or become ill,
  • dangerous substances are released, or
  • machinery fails or runs out of control.

Based on Legislation in Section 14, of the Occupational Health and Safety Act

Site of Incidents

No one may disturb the site of an injury or death.
 
This does not apply to -
  • public road traffic accidents;
  • household incidents (unless reported to the SAPS); or
  • aviation accidents.

Based on Legislation in Section 24, of the Occupational Health and Safety Act


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