Occupational Health and Safety Act 85 of 1993 and Regulations

Product Attributes

  • Soft Cover
  • 9781485118831
  • 1st Edition
  • 368 Pages
  • 2016

Authors

Juta's Statutes Editors

Categories

Labour Law

2016 Edition

R 260.00

About this Publication:

Published annually, this title contains the Act and Regulations. It reflects the law as at 12 August 2016.

Mandatory availability of the Occupational Health and Safety Act 85 of 1993 & Regulations is prescribed in terms of regulation 4 of the General Administrative Regulations, 2003 as published under GN R929 in GG 25129 of 25 June 2003 which reads as follows:

"4 Copy of the Act

Every employer with five or more persons in his employ shall have a copy of the Act and the relevant regulations readily available at the workplace: Provided that, where the total number of employees is less than five, the employer shall, on request of an employee, make a copy of the Act available to that employee".

Contents Include:

OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY ACT 85 OF 1993

  • Commencement of Act 
  • Notice of withdrawal of exemptions (GN R1611 in GG 19568 of 11 December 1998)
  • Occupational Health and Hygiene approved inspection authorities: List of basic equipment, list of tertiary institutions for legal knowledge examination and reporting format (GN R442 in GG 36586 of 28 June 2013)

REGULATIONS
General

  • General Administrative Regulations, 2003
  • General Safety Regulations
    • Incorporation of safety standard (GN R744 in GG 10693 of 10 April 1987) 
    • Approved Respiratory Protective Equipment (GN R630 in GG 11951 of 14 July 1989) 
    • Incorporation of safety standards (GN 283 in GG 13094 of 28 March 1991)
    • Withdrawal of GN R1847 and incorporation of health and safety standard (GN R736 in GG 22565 of 1 September 2001)
    • Exemption in terms of section 40(1) of the Act (GN R570 in GG 35536 of 27 July 2012) 
  • Major Hazard Installation Regulations, 2001
    • Repeal Notice: Major Hazard Installation Regulations, 1998 (GN R767 in GG 22580 of 24 August 2001)
  • Regulations for Hazardous Biological Agents
  • Explosives Regulations, 2002
  • Construction Regulations, 2014
    • Notice of approval of a statutory body (GN R85 in GG 37305 of 7 February 2014)
    • Temporary exemptions (GN R227 in GG 37491 of 4 April 2014)
    • Temporary exemptions (GN R647 in GG 37942 of 29 August 2014)
    • Temporary exemptions (GN 641 in GG 39025 of 24 July 2015)
  • Health and Safety of Children at Work Regulations

Health

  • Asbestos Regulations, 2001
  • Diving Regulations, 2009
  • Environmental Regulations for Workplaces, 1987
    • Incorporation of safety standards (GN R2282 in GG 10988 of 16 October 1987)
  • Facilities Regulations, 2004
  • Regulations for Hazardous Chemical Substances, 1995
    • Withdrawal of restriction as to employment in certain processes (GN R1180 in GG 16596 of 25 August 1995)
    • Occupational exposure limit for silica in Table 1—silica dust data collection guiding document and silica exposure compliance tool (GN 66 in GG 32930 of 5 February 2010)
    • Amendment of the submission period of the crystalline silica air monitoring reports (GN R408 in GG 36548 of 7 June 2013)
  • Lead Regulations, 2001
  • Noise-Induced Hearing Loss Regulations

Mechanical

  • Driven Machinery Regulations, 2015 
    • Incorporation of safety standards (GN R296 in GG 11152 of 26 February 1988)
    • Exemption in terms of section 34 of the Act (GN R2947 in GG 14350 of 23 October 1992)
    • Exemption regarding load testing on all lifting machinery in terms of section 40(1) of the Act (GN R158 in GG 27305 of 18 February 2005)
    • Exemption in terms of section 40(1) of the Act (GN R396 in GG 28755 of 28 April 2006)
    • Exemption in terms of section 40(1) of the Act (GN R1116 in GG 29353 of 10 November 2006)
    • Exemption in terms of section 40(1) of the Act (GN R260 in GG 29730 of 30 March 2007)
    • Exemption in terms of section 40(1) of the Act (GN R257 in GG 30829 of 7 March 2008)
    • Withdrawal of GN R1075 of 2011 (GN 201 in GG 36258 of 22 March 2013)
    • National Code of Practice for the Training Providers of Lifting Machine Operators (GN R539 in GG 38904 of 24 June 2015)
    • Incorporation of Safety Standards (GN R542 in GG 38905 of 24 June 2015)
    • Withdrawal of a Government Notice, Government Gazette 38887 (GN R573 in GG 38925 of 3 July 2015)
  • General Machinery Regulations, 1988
  • Lift, Escalator and Passenger Conveyor Regulations, 2010
    • Incorporation of safety standards (GN R829 in GG 33561 of 17 September 2010)
    • Guidelines for Lift, Escalator and Passenger Conveyor Regulations, 2010 (GN R763 in GG 39132 of 28 August 2015)
    • Incorporation of Safety [Standards] (GN R256 in GG 39817 of 16 March 2016)
  • Regulations Concerning the Certificate of Competency, 1990
  • Pressure Equipment Regulations, 2009
    • Incorporation of health and safety standards (GN R735 in GG 32395 of 15 July 2009)
    • Incorporation of health and safety standards and guidance notes (GN R79 in GG 34995 of 3 February 2012)
    • Guidance Notes to the Pressure Equipment Regulations, 2009 (GN 167 in GG 38505 of 27 February 2015)

Electrical

  • Electrical Installation Regulations, 2009
    • Incorporation of safety standards (GN R243 in GG 31975 of 6 March 2009)
    • Incorporation of safety standards (GN 1225 in GG 39504 of 11 December 2015)
  • Electrical Machinery Regulations, 2011
    • Incorporation of health and safety standards (GN R251 in GG 34154 of 25 March 2011)

Notices

  • Notice of Direction in terms of section 7(1) of the Act (GN R859 in GG 27975 of 2 September 2005)
  • Notice of Directive in terms of section 7(1) of the Act (GN 588 in GG 38960 of 10 July 2015)
  • Notice of Inclusion in terms of section 43(1)(b)(xii) of the Act (GN 758 in GG 39128 of 21 August 2015)

Of Interest and Benefit to:

  • Labour law practitioners and officials
  • Safety officers
  • Trade unions
  • Employers and employees
  • Students and academics
  • Managers
  • Industry