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Occupational Health and Safety Act No. 85 of 1993 and Regulations

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;

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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.

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Table of contents

Occupational Health and Safety Act

Definitions

Establishment of Advisory Council for Occupational Health and Safety

Functions of Council

Constitution of Council

Period of office and remuneration of members of Council

Establishment of technical committees of Council

Health and safety policy

General duties of employers to their employees

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

General duties of manufacturers and others regar¬ding articles and substances for use at work

Listed work

General duties of employers regarding listed work

Duty to inform

General duties of employees at work

Duty not to interfere with, damage or misuse things

Chief executive officer charged with certain duties

Health and safety representatives

Functions of health and safety representatives

Health and safety committees

Functions of health and safety committees

General prohibitions

Sale of certain articles prohibited

Certain deductions prohibited

Report to inspector regarding certain incidents

Report to chief inspector regarding occupational disease

Victimization forbidden

Designation and functions of chief inspector

Designation of inspectors by Minister

Functions of inspectors

Special powers of inspectors

Investigations

Formal inquiries

Joint inquiries

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

Appeal against decision of inspector

Disclosure of information

Acts or omissions by employees or mandataries

Offences, penalties and special orders of court

Proof of certain facts

Exemptions

This Act not affected by agreements

Delegation and assignment of functions

Regulations

Incorporation of health and safety standards in regulations

Serving of notices

Jurisdiction of magistrates' courts

State bound

Conflict of provisions

Repeal of laws

Short title and commencement

Occupational Health and Safety Regulations