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Occupational Health and Safety Act No. 85 of 1993 and Regulations Revised 24th Edition

The essential OHS reference - updated regulations and guidance for a safer workplace.

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ISBN/ISSN: 9781776177981
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The essential OHS reference - updated regulations and guidance for a safer workplace.

This key text establishes an advisory council, providing for the health and safety of employees, protecting the public from workplace hazards, and assisting organizations in ensuring legislative compliance and safe working conditions. No occupational health and safety professional or employer should be without this vital reference containing the most up-to-date regulations and guidance.

The recently updated Occupational Health and Safety Act No. 85 of 1993 is now conveniently available as an e-book or portable A5 hard copy, incorporating the latest amendments and regulations to aid compliance. This essential publication includes revised Asbestos Abatement Regulations, new Commercial Diving Regulations, and a Code of Practice for inshore diving operations. It incorporates the amended notice on implementing key Hazardous Chemical Agents Regulations of 2021.

This publication can be customized with your company's logo, contact information, offerings, branding colors, and any other relevant details about your business, allowing you to promote your organization to prospective clients while providing them with the latest occupational health and safety regulations and guidance. The minimum order for customised copies is 50 copies.


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Table of contents

PART_1 - Occupational Health and Safety Act


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


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


This Act not affected by agreements

Delegation and assignment of functions


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

PART_2 - Occupational Health and Safety Regulation

REG_1 - General Administrative Regulations

REG_2 - General Safety Regulations

REG_3 - Major Hazard Installation Regulations

REG_4 - Regulations for Hazardous Biological Agents

REG_5 - Explosives Regulations

REG_6 - Construction Regulations

REG_7 - Regulations on Hazardous Work by Children in South Africa

REG_8 - Commercial Diving Regulations

REG_9 - Environmental Regulations for Workplaces

REG_10 - Facilities Regulations

REG_11 - Hazardous Chemical Substances Regulations

REG_12 - Lead Regulations

REG_13 - Noise-induced Hearing Loss Regulations

REG_14 - Ergonomics Regulations

REG_15 - Asbestos Abatement Regulations

REG_16 - Driven Machinery Regulations, 2015

REG_17 - General Machinery Regulations

REG_18 - Lift, Escalator and Passenger Conveyor Regulations

REG_19 - Regulations Concerning the Certificate of Competency

REG_20 - Pressure Equipment Regulations

REG_21 - Electrical Installation Regulations

REG_22 - Electrical Machinery Regulations

REG_23 - General Notices