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Occupational Health

Asbestos Regulations

(File type: pdf; size: 188.95 KB)1 January 2001Department of Health (National) (The Government of South Africa)
The Regulations make provision for controls on the exposure of workers to asbestos fibres, which can cause severe forms of lung cancer and ultimately death.

Basic Conditions of Employment Act - Summary

(Public Information)
This is a popular summary of the most important sections of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act of 1997. Workers must be able to see a summary at their workplaces in the official languages that are spoken there.

Claiming compensation for occupational injuries or diseases

If you’re involved in an accident at work or develop an illness caused by your working conditions, you can claim from the Compensation Fund. Here’s what you need to know. You can claim if: 

Occupational Health - Leaflet

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Easily accessible information for employees on what happens when there is a workplace injury or disease.

Occupational Health and Safety Amendment Act

(File type: pdf; size: 507.48 KB)1993Department of Labour (National) (The Government of South Africa)
The Act covers the health and safety of employees. It also covers the health and safety of people involved in the use of machinery. It also aims to protect ordinary people, other than employees, against health and safety hazards as a result of people at work.

Occupational Health Services

Occupational health is concerned with the health and safety of employees at work. The aim of the occupational health services is to promote a healthy, safe and satisfactory work environment, and a healthy, active and productive worker. However, there are workplaces that are unsafe and that affect the health of the workers.

Reporting a hazardous workplace

The Occupational Health and Safety Act gives workers the right to a healthy and safe work environment. It tells management to set up safety representatives and safety committees in the workplace.