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Name: Occupational Health and Safety Act, 1993 (No. 85 of 1993)
Country: South Africa
Subject(s): Occupational safety and health
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 1993-06-23
Entry into force:
Published on: Government Gazette, 1993-07-02, Vol. 337, No. 14918, pp. 1-53
ISN: ZAF-1993-L-34695
Bibliography: Government Gazette, 1993-07-02, Vol. 337, No. 14918, pp. 1-53
Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations, 2005, Department of Labour, LexisNexis Butterworths, Republic of South Africa, Fourth Edition, ISBN: 0 409 01540 7
OHS Act (as amended) OHS Act (as amended) Department of Labour, South Africa (consulted on 2005-05-18)
Act online Act online South African Government Information, Government of South Africa PDF PDF (consulted on 2012-03-30)
Abstract/Citation: Provides for the health and safety of persons at work as well as of those persons connected with the use of plant and machinery. Protects 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, and establishes an advisory council for occupational health and safety. Establishes inspection services, and grants powers to inspectors to investigate and obtain information. Specifies the matters in respect of which the Minister may make regulations. Repeals the Machinery and Occupational Safety Act, 1983; the Machinery and Occupational Safety Amendment Act, 1991; and the Machinery and Occupational Safety Amendment Act, 1989. The Act is applicable to migrant workers. Updates available in: South African Labour Law, eds. Clive Thompson, Paul Benjamin (Kenwyn: Juta & Co.).
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