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Name: Mine Health and Safety Act (No. 29 of 1996).
Country: South Africa
Subject(s): Mining and quarrying workers
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 1996-05-30
Entry into force:
Published on: Government Gazette, 1996-06-14, Vol. 372, No. 17242, 112 p.
ISN: ZAF-1996-L-44792
Bibliography: Government Gazette, 1996-06-14, Vol. 372, No. 17242, 112 p.
Abstract/Citation: Chapter 2 sets forth mine owners' duties, including the obligation to establish a safety policy and to provide health and safety training. Managers shall also establish a system of medical health surveillance. S. 23 gives employees the right to leave dangerous working places. Chapter 3 provides for the establishment of health and safety committees. Chapter 4 creates two tripartite institutions: a Mine Health and Safety Council and a Mining Qualifications Authority. Chapter 5 covers mine inspection. Chapter 7 covers legal proceedings and offences. Inter alia, it shall be an offence to discriminate against employees exercising their rights under this Act. S. 85 forbids persons under 18 from working in a mine. Updated regularly in South African Labour Law (Kenwyn: Juta & Co.), available in DOC.NORMES.
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