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Amended Occupational Health and Safety Act

by Lloyd Ramutloa last modified 2008-05-30 16:14

Amended Occupational Health and Safety Act

Occupational Health and Safety Act (No. 85 of 1993 )

Summary: To provide for the health and safety of persons at work and for the health and safety of persons in connection with the use of plant and machinery; the protection of persons other than persons at work against hazards to health and  safety arising out of or in connection with the activities of persons at work; to establish an advisory council for occupational health and safety; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

Be it enacted by the Parliament of the Republic of South Africa as follows:-

Table of Contents

   1.  Definitions

   2.  Establishment of Advisory Council for Occupational Health and Safety

   3.  Functions of Council

   4.  Constitution of Council

   5.  Period of office and remuneration of members of Council

   6.  Establishment of technical committees of Council

   7.  Health and safety policy

   8.  General duties of employers to their employees

   9.  General duties of employers and self-employed persons to persons other than their employees

   10.  General duties of manufacturers and others regarding articles and substances for use at work

   11.  Listed work

   12.  General duties of employers regarding listed work

   13.  Duty to inform

   14.  General duties of employees at work

   15.  Duty not to interfere with, damage or misuse things

   16.  Chief executive officer charged with certain duties

   17.  Health and safety representatives

   18.  Functions of health and safety representatives

   19.  Health and safety committees

   20.  Functions of health and safety committees

   21.  General prohibitions

   22.  Sale of certain articles prohibited

   23.  Certain deductions prohibited

   24.  Report to inspector regarding certain incidents

   25.  Report to chief inspector regarding occupational disease

   26.  Victimization forbidden

   27.  Designation and functions of chief inspector

   28.  Designation of inspectors by Minister

   29.  Functions of inspectors

   30.  Special powers of inspectors

   31.  Investigations

   32.  Formal inquiries

   33.  Joint inquiries

   34.  Obstruction of investigation or inquiry or presiding inspector or failure to render assistance

   35.  Appeal against decision of inspector

   36.  Disclosure of information

   37.  Acts or omissions by employees or mandataries

   38.  Offences, penalties and special orders of court

   39.  Proof of certain facts

   40.  Exemptions

   41.  This Act not affected by agreements

   42.  Delegation and assignment of functions

   43.  Regulations

   44.  Incorporation of health and safety standards in regulations

   45.  Serving of notices

   46.  Jurisdiction of magistrates' courts

   47.  State bound

   48.  Conflict of provisions

   49.  Repeal of laws

   50.  Short title and commencement


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